October 17, 1931 – September 1, 2019
Gerald “Jerry” Casetta, 87, passed away on September 1, 2019 in Peoria, Arizona. Jerry was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on October 17, 1931 to the late Lee and Esther Casetta.
Jerry is survived by his children, Jeff Casetta and wife Denni, Bob Casetta and wife Lynne, and Sheila Griffin and husband Bob; brother, David Casetta and wife Pat; sisters, Sr. Maria Casetta and Bonnie Hess; grandchildren, Scott Casetta and wife Christy, and Kim Saeger and husband Wayne; and great-grandchildren, Jackson, Owen, and Aubrey Casetta, and Jacob and Ryan Saeger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Harold and Pat Casetta, and his wives, Lola Casetta and Luvina Carr-Casetta.
Jerry was a decorated Army Sergeant in the Korean War. He loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family. In later years, he enjoyed playing bingo and volunteering at local hospitals and rehab centers.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Church of Saint Thomas More, 6180 W Utopia Rd, Glendale, AZ. Interment will be at 1:30 PM at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley.
- Hospice of the Valley
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Interment Tuesday, September 10, 2019
September 11, 2019
Jerry was a volunteer at our rehab center and was the front desk receptionist every Wednesday. Jerry always had a smile and truly lightened up everyone's day with his positive and upbeat personality, great sense of humor, and determination even when facing life's difficult challenges. Jerry will truly be missed and be in our hearts forever. Rest in peace my friend.
September 10, 2019
Jerry, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. and have been my mentor Who has always steered me in the right direction and will always be on my left shoulder giving me guidance and your wisdom as in the past and moving forward. I will visit you and LC every chance I get.
I called your house and cell, just yesterday morning and when you did not answer. I knew.
A Day late and a nickel short.
Take care my dear friend and god bless.
Carl and Frances
September 5, 2019
Uncle Jerry, I will miss all the wonderful times we spent together. You always made me smile and laugh with your presence. I will especially remember the time we spent together when Tony and I came to visit you and the family this past spring. It was a memorable trip that will never be forgotten. You will always hold a special place in my heart. You will be missed and forever loved. Rest peacefully with the angels.
September 4, 2019
Uncle Jerry, words cannot express my sorrow. Your wonderful smile will always be remembered. We know you are in a better place but we will miss you so much. Love you, Patti
Angel Casetta Pyle
September 4, 2019
Uncle Jerry I will miss all your creative hobbies. I have paintings of Raggedy Ann & Andy from you that I handed down to my own daughter. I remember the doll houses that I thought were the coolest. All the wood projects, trains and cars and trucks and all the cool decorations you and Aunt Luvina use to do. I will miss all the chance meetings in the ER of the hospitals that you were volunteering at that I or one of my kids or husband were a patient at. You were such a welcome & cheerful site there not just to me but the employees & patients. A heart of gold is what you have along with a great sense of humor that made such a great impact on every person that crossed your path. I was blessed to not just be your niece but your God Daughter as well & I will cherish all my memories with you & keep them close to my heart. Thank you for all our great convos about life everytime we would meet. I will miss seeing your wonderful smile & sparkling blue eyes. I Love You.