OBITUARY

Stanley Victor "Kas" Kasilus

25 March, 194521 April, 2021
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Stanley Victor Kasilus was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on March 25, 1945 to Frank and Eugenia Kasilus who had immigrated from Lithuania. He would later be known by everyone as Kas.

Around the age of 5, Kas moved with his parents and older sister Irene, to Chicago, IL. His family lived downtown where he was raised in the Catholic church. He graduated from Wells High School in 1964 and apprenticed in a stained glass shop as a teenager.

In 1965, he joined the United States Marine Corps. For his first permanent duty, he was stationed in Cherry Point, NC. He was later assigned to aircraft squadron VMGR 152 serving as a Propeller Mechanic and receiving advanced training in that field. Kas was transferred overseas to Okinawa, Japan to VMGR 152, as part of the buildup to the war in Vietnam. His tour lasted 13 months where he routinely rotated in and out of Vietnam. He performed any necessary maintenance on C-130 aircrafts at Da Nang Air Base to prepare them for flight back to Okinawa. He volunteered to go into Khe Sanh Combat Base to retrieve the props off a C-130 that was downed on the runway. When his tour was over, Kas rotated back to the United States to be stationed at MCAS El Torro, California where he finished out his last year of military service.

Kas first moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area after receiving a job offer at Lockheed Martin where he went to work as an Aircraft Mechanic. Kas moved on to a few different jobs before entering into contract construction work where he was an integral part of several small companies working with sheet metal jobs all over the southeast. After meeting his wife, Martha, he eventually formed his own company, Kasco & Sons, Inc, and focused on jobs in the Atlanta area. He retired from contracting to work as a customer service representative at Home Depot where he enjoyed using his diverse experience to assist people with their projects.

Kas’ hobbies included fishing, golf, model trains, house projects, building Christmas displays (elaborate exterior lights and miniature villages), and, most of all, traveling. Kas was a member of the Marine Corps Air Transport Association and a loyal member at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. He also contributed donations and time to Church Builders where he volunteered on many projects.

Stanley Victor "Kas" Kasilus, age 76, of Roswell, Georgia died on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Kasilus
  • Mark Kasilus
  • Glen Withrow
  • Wade Withrow
  • Todd Withrow
  • Billy James

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    Thursday, 29 April , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 30 April , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, 30 April , 2021

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Ray Lewandowski

1 May 2021

Sorry to hear about the passing of "Stash" a old friend from back in Chicago from the "Attic". Rest in piece .

Ray Lewandowski

Billy James

29 April 2021

There is so many memories of KAS for me but the one that I remember most is when I found out his name was Stanley. We were on a job in Memphis and he had some stuff to take to his mom In Little Rock. We went over one night after work. I met his mom and stepdad who didn’t speak much English but the words I did understand was Stanley and a few SOB’s.
KAS will be missed. Becky and I send our deepest sympathy to Martha, David and family and Mark and wife.

Bob Glover

27 April 2021

Martha, Carolyn and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you, David, Mark and their families.
I regret that I didn't keep in touch with Kas over the years but I will always remember him.
You will all be in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know.
Bob & Carolyn Glover

TOMMY WHITE

27 April 2021

I worked with Kas many years at Peachtree Protective covers.
I remember Kas and his wife joined my wife and me at one of the 4th of July Atlanta braves game. We were looking forward to seeing a good game and the fireworks after the game. Unfortunately a rain front came in earlier than expected and we got so much rain and so many rain delays we wound up being soaked from head to toe. My wife and I finally gave up after so many rain delays and no dry cloths remaining and decided to go on home. Kas was determined to stay either until the game was called or until the game was completed. Kas told me later that he should have gave in and gone home like we did. Over the following weeks we had several conversations and laughs about that one messed up ball game and the many rain delays. We were both so hard-headed and should have left the game way before we actually did.
Many of the contractors that I worked with on my jobs always referred to Kas as "Papa Smurf" when going over their jobs. They would ask me if they would have him on their jobs. He was a favorite installer for many of the contractors.
My wife and I want to express our sympathy and condolences to his family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Louis Yambor

25 April 2021

I was in the Marine Corps with Kas. He was a character and I will surely miss him.

Glad I got to see him a few years back.

So long Kas. May your journey be peaceful.

Lou Yambor, USMC