John J. “Jack” Cassidy, Jr., 76

John J. “Jack” Cassidy, Jr., 76, of Collingdale, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Hospice of Lancaster County. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Sara Horan Cassidy. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Miller Cassidy.

Mr. Cassidy was a Zen Buddhist and a member of the Philadelphia Buddhist Association. Mr. Cassidy was a talented musician and a skilled drummer. He served in the United States Air Force. Jack played in the 2nd Air Force dance band, marching band, and officer’s club trio.

In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by three daughters: Susan E. Cassidy, wife of Michael Raftery residing in California, Cathy Cassidy residing in Lancaster, and Leslie Laurel, wife of Donald Keeth residing in Willow Street; two brothers: Thomas Cassidy of Sharon Hill, Arthur Cassidy of California, and one sister, Marie Cassidy of Sharon Hill; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John Lloyd Cassidy.

Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz at 1:00 pm with Rev. Genro Lee Milton Abbot of Endless Mountain Zembo officiating. There will be a viewing at the funeral home from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Military honors will be rendered by the Red Rose Honor Guard at the conclusion of the service. Interment will be at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Chapel. To send an online condolence, please visit:

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Dear Susan, Cathy and Laurel,
I was so sad to here of your father’s passing. I always liked your dad and he was big part of my life growing up in Collingdale. He always made laugh. I will remember him with a smile on my face.
God Bless
Nancy Phelan-Krapf

I send my condolences and prayers to your family. 
Felicia Rogers

Dear Phyllis,
Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time.  I was shocked to read the sad news that you lost your beloved Jack. There is no doubt that his passing will be a great loss to all who knew him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your girls and all your family.
With deepest sympathy,
Helen and Mickey Lippre

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