OBITUARY

Ronald L. McCasland

November 12, 1930June 13, 2019
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Mr. Ronald L. McCasland, age 88 of Potsdam, NY, passed away on June 13th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at 9:00 am at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Stephen Rocker as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 18th from 4-7pm. Contributions in Ron’s memory can be made to St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared @www.garnerfh.com. Ronald is survived by his wife Lois McCasland; daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Ferguson; sons Jeff McCasland and Greg (Angela) McCasland; grandchildren Christopher (Cassandra) Ferguson and Ryan and Meghan Ferguson; Colin and Kevin McCasland, and a sister Rowena Burdett. He is predeceased by a brother, Frances McCasland. Mr. Ronald L. McCasland was born on November 12, 1930 in Parishville, NY to the late John McCasland and Mayfred Moses McCasland. He was a graduate of Parishville Hopkinton High School in 1947. He was married to Lois Gilbert at Holy Cross Church in Hopkinton on December 27, 1950. He proudly served in the Army from 1950-1953 during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge he returned back home and went to work as a department manager at Montgomery Ward in Potsdam where he remained for over 40 years. He then managed Sperling’s Furniture Store for 10 years before retiring. Ronald was very active in St. Mary’s Parish. He was a strong supporter of St. Mary’s School, including acting as president of the school’s board. He was heavily involved with the St. Mary’s Church Festival for years. Ron was also very supportive of Potsdam Junior Hockey, serving as a coach and on their hockey board for several years. Ron was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Knights of Columbus, and a co-director of SERA/DOVS religious vocation ministry for the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 19, 2019

REMEMBERING

Ronald L. McCasland

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Fred Collins

June 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy goes out to Louis and the kids Jennifer, Jeff, and Greg. Your dad was amazing and one of the biggest supporters of Potsdam sports. I remember sitting next to him at the Hall Of Fame ceremony and we talked for hours!!
I am not going to dwell on the loss of Ron but instead only think of the good times and his smile! Your dad picked my spirits and a lot of other kids many times after a tough game and always pointed out good things. I was impressed at an early age in life when I learned he was an Infantryman in the Korean war. One of the toughest wars and hardest in history. This may explain a lot on he was able to deal with Jeff!!! Just kidding Jeff!
Your dad's name is a legacy in Potsdam and will never be forgotten for who he was and what he did for the kids, community and the church. Godspeed Ron and say hi to My dad and Con when you get to heaven sir. It was an honor and privilege to have know you. From one Infantryman to another Sir, I salute you!!

Megan Corbett Ladouceur

June 17, 2019

Mrs. McCasland, Jenny and Jeff,
I am sorry that you are going through this loss. I fond memories growing up with Mr. McCasland through Hockey and ST. Marys'church and school. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Hugs to all of you.
Megan

Theresa Trimble

June 17, 2019

Dear Jenny,
I have such fond memories of your dad. Full of energy, always a smile or a joke to share. Also a man of very strong faith, which he put into practice. I hope many cherished memories will give you some peace and comfort.
Love to you, Lois, Jeff, Greg, and your families.
Theresa

Jane Hahn

June 16, 2019

Jenny, Jim and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your dad. He was a wonderful caring father and husband and will be missed by all. Prayers coming your way!

Martha Hartle

June 16, 2019

Dear Lois and family, Ron was the person we could always count on when we were planning the Parish Festival. He was a very special, kind, compassionate and caring person. He will be missed by many. I am so sorry for your loss but I know he has received his heavenly reward. Go gently, my dear Lois. You are in my prayers. Most Fondly, Martha Hartle

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