Joseph Cassese

August 21, 1929November 8, 2011

Joseph Nicholas Cassese passed away November 8, 2011. He was born on August 21, 1929 in Long Island, New York. He is predeceased by his parents, Marie and Nicholas Cassese and his brother, Donata Cassese. He is survived by his wife, Jenna Knox Cassese, son Thomas (Diane), daughers Judith Volpe (Jeffry), Joy Ewing (David), Joanna Stockard, Allison Sanders (John); grandchildren Craig Volpe (Michaela), Matt Volpe, Jennifer Antley (Ryan), Lisa Cassese, Rachel Bieber (Stewart), Jackson King, Taylor King, Margaret Stockard, Michele Stockard, Knox Sanders, Kade Sanders; great granchildren, Claire Antley, Caroline Antley, Rilyn Morris; sisters Louise Bekkenhuis (Al), Carol Flannery (Dave); and brother Frank Cassese. Joseph received an engineering degree from Pratt Institue in Brooklyn, New York and served in the United States Navy He built many buildings in the United States and Africa and retired as President of Mediplex Healthcare Company in 1991. He was a Life Member of Greystone Golf and Country Club and a Life Deacon of the Mountain Brook Baptist Church. He was a longtime member of Southeastern Seniors Golfing Association. The funeral is at 10 AM in the Southern Heritage Chapel. Burial will be there as well. Visitation is Thursday from 7 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Milburn Price Scholarship Fund at School of The Arts, Samford University.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 11, 2011

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Diane Talbot

November 14, 2011

Dear Joe;

While on this earth, no one can deny, you were larger than life. Your presence filled and commanded each and every room you entered (often with Niki by your side).

No doubt, you will be terribly and painfully missed!

But, there is no doubt, that ALL our lives are better and richer for having known and loved you.

For me, I thank you. I thank you for so lovingly welcoming me as part of your family. I thank you for the precious gift of your son. He is a piece of you, and I will cherish him the rest of my life.

And I Thank our Lord Jesus Christ, that you are finally at peace.

God bless you.

Tom Cassese

November 14, 2011

We sat beside your bedside, our hearts were crushed and sore, we did our best to the end, 'Til we could do no more. In tears we watched you sinking, we watched you fade away, and though our hearts were breaking, we knew you could not stay. You left behind some aching hearts, that loved you most sincere. We never shall and never will forget you Dad.
Love you always.

November 12, 2011

We are sad to hear of your loss. Hope the family can get together and celebrate his life and accomplishments. Nancy and Bill Baker

Alice McKenna-Marano

November 11, 2011

My condolences and sympathies to you, Aunt Jenna, as well as cousins Judy and Tommy, to learn of Uncle Joe's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Mackey McDanal

November 11, 2011

I send my condolences to Jenna and the
family. May God be with you.

Kirby Chris

November 10, 2011

Tom: We are so sorry for your lost. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Chris,Trish and Children

November 10, 2011

Hey Judy

Mindy Sinclair

November 10, 2011

Dear Tom,

We were so sorry to hear about the death of your dad. We are hoping that the good memories will be a comfort to you while you grieve this loss. Know that we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love to you and Diane.

Tommy and Mindy Sinclair

Erin Wise

November 9, 2011

Jenna and family -

Joe was such a wonderful friend to my father for so many years, and thru my dad became a part of our extended family. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful man and I know he will be deeply missed.

Sending our love, condolences and prayers.

Erin (Hartigan) and Jason Wise

Joe Terry

November 9, 2011

Jenna and family, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a dear friend and I always looked forward to seeing him at the club. He could always make me smile and I will miss him!


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