Michael T. Casey, Sr., 65

April 19, 1955 - September 30, 2020

Michael T. Casey, Sr., 65, passed away at his Millersville residence on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. He was born in Harrisburg to the late George T., Sr. and Theresa C. (Wendel) Casey. Mike enjoyed 28 years of marriage with his wife Elaine M. (Roehm) Casey.

He was a 1974 graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School. Mike worked in food service as a cook and then a supervisor at Millersville University, which enabled him to get to know many students. He also worked part time at Wegman’s as a Sushi Chef.

Mike had been a fierce competitor in BBQ cookoffs throughout the Eastern US. He made his own sauces, dry-rubs and marinades, which were previously offered in several grocery stores. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening, making pickles and raising chickens.

He volunteered for Meals on Wheels at his church, Millersville United Methodist Church. Mike also volunteered for Walk for D.E.S.

In addition to his wife Elaine, Mike is survived by four children, Carrie L. Kofroth (Matthew) of Lititz, Michael T. Casey, Jr. (Michelle Herr) of Pequea, Jason P. Casey, (Amanda) of Pittsburgh, and Amber N. Casey of Millersville; six grandchildren, Julia and Alexander Kofroth, Corgan Casey, and Wylan, Owen and Kaleb Casey; his mother-in-law Sandra Donley; and three siblings, George T. Casey, Jr. (Karen), Thomas J. Casey (Beverly) and Theresa E. Bachman (James).

Mike was preceded in death by his son Timothy John Casey in 2015.

Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walk for D.E.S. (Detect. Early. Signs.) at

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October 10, 2020

Elaine and Amber,
We were sad to hear of Mike’s recent passing. We have many fond memories of him from PMMU. Mike always had a positive can do attitude and was williong to help with everything. Prayers for your family
Tom and Denise Parmarter

October 09, 2020

I have valued the friendship with Mike over the years, starting back in 2006 when he wondered over to our competition area at the Bel Air BBQ competition and started giving pointers to a bunch of guys who were just starting to figure the whole world of competition BBQ out.  That was the kind of selfless giving that defined Mike.   We have been honored to have him on the Smokehouse Boys Team for the past years but more importantly I have been honored to be able to call him my friend.  In peace.  Howard McComas

October 06, 2020

I had the distinct privilege of working with Mike.  He was always a bright spot in my day whenever I saw him.  My deepest sympathies are with you and I will pray for God to comfort you all during this time.
Kay Keen

October 05, 2020

So sorry for your loss … enjoyed working with him when he would frequent Rental World.  He was a great cook & friend. Gloria & David (Prior owners Rental World)

October 05, 2020

So very sorry for your loss
Donna Speece

October 05, 2020

Elaine and family. We are so sorry for your loss may you find peace in your memories of Mike.
Tom and Bev

October 04, 2020

So very saddened by this. Mike was a great guy to work with and I considered him a friend. He would go out of his way to help people and reached out to me to when he heard of employment opportunities to help me get through college. God bless him.
Grant Fisher

October 04, 2020

So sorry for your loss.Mike was one  of a kind. 
Bill Donohue

October 04, 2020

Elaine and Amber – So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.  PMMU never had better eats than when Mike was on the truck crew!  Pat & Dave Griffith

October 04, 2020

I pray for you and your family. I was working overnights at Wegmans when Mike joined us. I realized we knew each other growing up as kids on Cabbage Hill. We shared a lot of memories that I will cherish forever. A true gentleman. He gave me a bottle of his special BBQ sauce. Mike is a very special friend. 
Mark Reese

October 03, 2020

We were so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing.  May your love for each other provide you with some peace.  Just remember that Mike will live in your heart forever.  God bless you.
Jim and Donna

October 03, 2020

So sorry to learn of Mike,s passing.The two of you were wonderful staff that we met at Willow Valley.You were always kind and friendly.      Mike and Pat C

October 02, 2020

so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . My condolences Tina 

October 02, 2020

My condolences to you and the family on the loss of mike….may he rest in peace. There are no words to say that could make the pain go away.  Know that we are all praying for you and may you find comfort in the Lord.  Keep those precious memories stored inside your heart .  May Mike and Tim join up in heaven and be together until you all meet again.  Peace and Love…Karen

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