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Robert ‘Rob’ Edward Casey

KENT — Robert “Rob” Edward Casey, 81, passed away on April 13, 2019. 

He was born March 4, 1938, in Tor-rington to Margaret (Knight) and Harry J. Casey.

He was, most recently, a longtime resident of Stonington, Conn. Before that he lived in suburban Hartford, in Middlesex, Vt., and in San Francisco, Calif. 

Rob was predeceased by his loving wife of 20 years, Evelyn (Rademacher) Casey; and his sister, Elizabeth “Tish” Casey Radulski. 

He is survived by his sister, Mary “Susi” Casey Williams, of Kent; his companion, Neeljte Udo, of Niantic, Conn.; his son Lukas Casey and his wife, Lyudmila Casey, of Vienna, Austria; his son Joshua Casey and his wife, Annette Casey, of Ashland, Mass.; his stepson, Nick Warner, of Palo Alto, Calif.; three grandsons, Anton Casey, Stepan Casey and Zane Casey; five nephews, David Radulski, John Radulski, Matthew Radulski, Stephen Radulski and Adam Austell; one niece, Margaret Austell; and his first wife and the mother of his sons, Pamela Lewis. 

Having grown up in Kent, Rob graduated from Kent School in 1956. He went on to Brown University, from which he graduated with a degree in economics in 1960. After Brown, he worked at Bankers Trust for one year and then served, until 1964, in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant, and where his service included service on the USS Notable during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

After the Navy, he attend-ed Rutgers University as an MBA graduate student and passed the CPA exam in 1965. He worked as a CPA for Lybrand, in Hartford and San Francisco, until 1970, when he moved “in house” to work as vice president and controller for National Life in Montpelier, Vt.

In 1978, he moved to Con-necticut Mutual Life in Hart-ford, where he reached the role of senior vice president and remained there until re-tirement in 1994.

Rob was an active member of every community in which he lived, beginning with his editorship of the Good Times Dispatch in Kent in the 1950s. He served on several boards, including the Ver-mont Industrial Development Authority and Child and Family of Connecticut.

He served as treasurer and other functions of his beloved All Souls Unitarian and Universalist Congrega-tion, the Mystic Rotary Club and the Stonington Village Improvement Association. 

In his last months of life, Rob was blessed by the “Rob Casey Village,” a term coined by his longtime friend Carol Martin, who, along with Rob’s sons, his nurse Sabrina Peterson and aide Nee Obuabang, afford-ed Rob a 24/7 environment of love and support during his brief stay at Academy Point in Mystic, Conn.

Rob had an oversized heart and loved life: his family, friends, golf, tennis, bridge, good laughs and good food ( often at the Stonington borough restaurants).

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at All Souls Unitarian Con-gregation, 19 Jay St., New London, Conn. A short graveside service will be at the Casey family plot at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in New Mil-ford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to All Souls Unitarian Congregation.