Anthony J. "Tony" Casale
- March 22, 1934 - June 28, 2012
- Port Charlotte, Florida
of Anthony's Passing
- Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Alexander Dollars for Scholars/Barb Kraveinen
P.O. Box 296
Alexander, NY 14005
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“I am so sorry for your loss. I was just searching online to find Tony so I could tell him that -- more than 30 years after I took his continuing...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Carabelli - El Portal, FL
“Tony, You may be gone but never forgotten. I will miss your smile and sense of fun forever. Who will go exploring with me and make sure that all the...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: gail casale - pt charlotte, FL
“A scholarship fund has been set up at Alexander High School where my brother began his teaching career in the '60s. Contributions may be made to:
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3 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Santulli - The Villages, FL
“so long to a great friend ,but better yet Best Buddy. Still remember the good and bad times that you Tony G. don Casale and I had during the years of...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Stan Dargis - Mountain View , AR
“He was one of the greatest teacher I ever had. I am sorry for your lost. God Be With You ALL, you are in my prayers.c
5 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Hellerman Klawer - NY
“Sometimes there are people who touch our lives and continue to be at part of us...even if only in the back round. Someone that we think of when we...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano - TX
“I remember him well. I had him for 3 Classes at Alexander Central School.during my senior year. It was his first year teaching there. He taught...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Gail Nott nee Grice - Tomball, TX
“Mr. Casale is the teacher who inspired me to major in accounting.
May the Lord be with you and your family at this time.
8 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Temple Belluscio - Byron, NY
“Tony will be remembered for his energy, talents, caring, and sharing with others. His enthusiasm for what he did to help others carried over like a...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Lusk-Smith - Pompano Beach, FL
“As a 1964 graduate of Alexander School, I have so many fond memories of "Mr Casale". I am so sorry for your loss and pray the Lord will bring Peace...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Glatz VanDeBogart - NY
“Even though I did not have Mr. Casale for any of my classes at Alexander Central, I remember him vividly. I can see his smile, his enthusiasm and...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Charlene Tiede - Wayland, NY
“Tony was such a joy when he visited the office at Broward Community College in the Printing Department. He always had a story to tell me - such...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Wanda Sims - FL
“Dear Gail and family, I remember Tony very well, he would visit us often when we worked at Republic Bank, in Pembroke Pines, in 1999. He and I...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Fina Jimenez - Tamarac, FL
“God's speed father. May the Lord accept you into His house and love and keep you forever.
14 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Casale - Arcadia, FL - son
“Brother. Time goes by too quickly You join our Mom and Dad. Take care of Hank for me. I miss you all.
15 of 15 | Posted by: Pat Santullo - The Villages, FL
Anthony J. "Tony" Casale, 78, of Port Charlotte, husband, father, brother, educator, actor, collector and connoisseur of classic monster movies, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his home.
He was born March 22, 1934, in Niagara Falls, New York. Tony graduated from Bishop Duffy High School where his fame as an actor began. He became celebrated for the characters he portrayed including Brother Orchid and the adversary of Dracula, Professor Van Helsing. He joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old, immediately after high school graduation serving in Japan during the Korean War. Returning to Niagara Falls after an honorable discharge, he enrolled at Niagara University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He later completed a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling at Niagara University and post graduate work at SUNY Buffalo and Florida Atlantic University.
Tony met his wife of 47 years, Gail Wood Casale, when the Girl Scout troop she led met at Alexander High School where Tony taught from 1964-67.They married seven months later and settled in Batavia, NY, where Tony became a Vocational Counselor at Wyoming Board of Cooperative Education Services. He continued his professional career as Director of Occupational Education at Genesee Community College, Miami-Dade Community College, retiring in 1992 as college wide Director of Continuing Education and Community Services at Broward Community College.
His professional memberships include Who's Who in American Education, Florida Association of Community Colleges, National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education, and the Florida Association for Continuing & Adult Education. His civic memberships include Charter President of the Pembroke Pines Rotary Club, Past President of the Dade-North Miami Rotary Club, Past Vice President of the Dade County Mental Health Association, former Director of the Chambers of Commerce, Art and Culture Center Director, City of Hollywood, Florida, and former Vice Chairman of the Jobs service Employers Committee.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gail Wood Casale, two sons, Chris (Kim) Casale and Noel Casale; grandchildren, Morgan, Regina and Dominic and a great granddaughter, Lily; sister, Patricia (Henry) Santulli and her children Mark and Tracy (David) Romano as well as his sister-in-law Dianne (David) Ballard. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Pauline Casale.
Visitation will be held at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel for family and friends Tuesday, July 3, 2012, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM followed by a Memorial Mass, Tuesday 11:00 AM at San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida 33980. Military honors will be by a U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the guest book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.