John “Jack” Caso, 74
August 10, 2013
John “Jack” Caso, 74, of Lancaster, died Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Jack was married to his loving wife and caregiver Deborah A. Deegan Caso for 34 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Peter and Anna Kolasky Caso.
A member of the first graduating class of Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill in 1957, he entered the US Air Force as a crew chief and rose through the ranks. The Air Force sent Jack to Michigan State, where he earned his BS in Mathematics and then the Air Force Institute of Technology for his Master’s Degree in Systems Analysis. Jack retired from the Air Force as a Major in 1979 after serving 20 years. Next, Jack worked as a systems engineer for numerous defense contractors and served as a security advisor to the White House for several administrations, retiring in 2005.
Jack was a great gourmet chef, an avid Phillies fan, a dog lover and he enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay. His work for the government enabled him to be a world traveler. Jack and Debbie lived in several towns in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Tennessee.
Surviving in addition to his wife Debbie, are two daughters: Kim A. Gilbert, Philadelphia, PA, and Jacqueline N. Caso, New York, NY, stepson Mark Caso, Austin, TX, daughter-in-law Susan Caso-Bolnick, Norwood, PA; four grandsons: Gary, Mark and Nick Gilbert, Philadelphia, PA, and Gregory Caso, Norwood, PA; great-grandson Aiden Gilbert, Philadelphia, PA; two brothers, Joseph and Stephen, husband of Kathryn McHugh-Caso, Maine; father-in-law Edward Deegan, Glen Mills, PA; sisters-in-law Fausta Caso, Lancaster, PA, Mickey Deegan, Upperco, MD, Maureen, wife of Dave Kelly, Glen Mills, PA, and Kathleen Deegan, Media, PA; brother-in-law Eddie Deegan, partner of John McLoughlin, Baltimore, MD; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, and his beloved English Setter Claire. Jack was preceded in death by his brother Peter Caso.
Jack’s family expresses their gratitude for the wonderful care and support he was given by Lancaster General Hospital’s 7th Floor Nursing and Support Teams, Red Rose Family Physicians, the Hospice & Community Care of Mt. Joy Team, and Tami Lehman, Central Penn Nursing who was his PCA the last 8 months.
A Memorial Service will take place 11 AM Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Private Interment. In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice & Community Care. PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Central PA Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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August 19, 2018
My husband was statione with Jack while at Keesler AFB in Mississippi. We grew close to Jack and his first wife Darlene. Jack was a good and true friend, generous, funny with a giving disposition and a love of life. Our mutual love of auctions led us to some unforgetable experiences with humurous outcomes. We last saw Jack at our hime in California but lost track of him. We have fond memories of Jack and count ourselves lucky to have known him albeit for a short time. Our condolences to his family especially to Kim and Mark whom we remember as happy and sweet children.
June 29, 2016
Debbie please contact Cora. I am Claire’s breeder. 717 215-6095
August 21, 2013
I would like to express my sorrow to Jack’s family. I worked with Jack at GE/Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge for several years and have many good memories. Jack was always a very good co-worker. Working with Jack always put a smile on my face. I will always remember him. – Harvey Koch
August 19, 2013
Our hearts are with you as you celebrate a life worth celebrating. He was a loved man and that is the most important thing. It’s always about the love. Love of family. Love of your work. Love of your friends and community. Jack had it all! So fill your moments with sweet memories of the man and Father you loved so much! Good bless you all. Carmen Trummer
August 17, 2013
Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you, especially his loving and caring wife Debbie.
We will miss Jack so much. What an intelligent man and delight to know. He will no longer suffer.
Raymond and Rita Good
August 17, 2013
I worked with Jack supporting many “black” programs. He was the Best! We also shared a very close comradery. In my Heart Forever.
Donald L. Kear
August 16, 2013
Jack will be sorely missed by his friends and family. May they find peace in the days ahead as they go forward. Our prayers and hearts go out to them. Deb & George Valainis
August 15, 2013
A beautiful tribute to a man I was honored to know. All of our love and prayers are with Debbie, Jacqueline, Kim and all of Jack’s family and friends.
Karen, Joe and Magaly
- Sunday, August 25, 2013
- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
- 414 E. King St.
- Lancaster, PA 17602
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