Carl Edward Cassidy, 94 of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.
He was born November 18, 1922 in Bristow, Indiana, to the late Jerome and Leonia (Delaisse) Goffinet-Cassidy. He married Ruth Ann Kieffer on August 1, 1953 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church and she survives in Fostoria.
He is also survived by four sons, Terry (Sandy) Cassidy of Arcadia and Tom (Shelly) Cassidy, Dan (Cindy) Cassidy and Kevin Cassidy, all of Fostoria; four daughters, Brenda (Phil) Helms of Findlay and Bev (Gary) Stearns, Sue (Norbert) Filliater and Janet (Pat) Pariseau, all of Fostoria; 24 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Loretta Hagedorn of Loveland, Ohio.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Rose Coleman; three brothers, Victor Goffinet, Clarence Cassidy and Casper Cassidy; and six sisters, Mary Mattingly, Julia Swanke, Ella Cassidy, Clara Reinhart, Marguerite Coffman and Bernadette Cassidy.
Carl proudly served his country during WWII as a U.S. Army veteran. He was a Coldformer Operator for Allied Signal retiring after 41 years of service.
A man of God, Carl was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its former Charismatic Prayer Group. He was an avid reader and collector of books and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors performed by the Fostoria United Veterans.
Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.
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