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Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH

OBITUARY

Joseph C. Kasper

August 25, 1925June 17, 2011

Joseph C. “Butch” Kasper, 85, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011. He was born in Blaine, Ohio on August 25, 1925, the son of Andrew and Appollonia (Niekro) Kasper. He lived for many years in Blaine, Lansing, Martins Ferry, and St. Clairsville, Ohio before moving with his family to Ravenna in 1964.

Joe graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1943 and joined the Navy. During WWII he served for 2 and one half years as a signalman aboard a number of ships, ending on the light cruiser USS Oklahoma City. He married Mary Ann (Torok) Kasper in 1951 and completed training in the Ohio Highway Patrol in 1953. Joe served in a number of eastern Ohio posts including Salem, Wintersville, St. Clairsville, and Ravenna. Retired from the Highway Patrol after 27 years service, he became a bailiff for the Portage County Juvenile Court for 13 more years.

Joe was preceded in death by children David, Deborah, and Betsy; by brothers Chester and Alex, sister Frances, and by both parents. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann; sons Joseph (Kathy), William (Theresa), Robert (Beth), and Richard (Rhonda); by eleven grandchildren; and by his sister Evelyn Piccin of Lansing, Ohio.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St., Ravenna, where Joseph was a member. Interment will take place later the same day at Linwood Cemetery in Blaine, Ohio with full military honors.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436)

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 22, 2011
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Memories

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Amy Heinbuch

June 21, 2011

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping that your fond memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Butch and Brenda Collins

June 21, 2011

Please accept our condolences for the loss of Sgt. Kasper and thank you for sharing him with us during his time with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Tricia Martin

June 21, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Becky Evans

June 20, 2011

Dear Kasper Family,

May the love of Christ give you comfort in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

June 20, 2011

I didn't know Trp Kasper but since I have been retired since 1993 he had to be a good man. After all he was a State Trooper. May God be with all. Retired Tpr James R. mathews

Dale McCort

June 20, 2011

Joe was a good fried from 50's and fine man. I am the other officer in the picture washing windows

June 20, 2011

So Long Joe. I'm the one in the pic washing windows with Joe.We worked together for 10 years at Bridgeportpost. Fine man, good friend Dale McCort

Rhonda Flottmann

June 20, 2011

Rich, our staff group offers our thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you mourn the loss of your father.
- Flottmann staff group

Celeste Kirksey-Gallagher

June 20, 2011

Our condolences and thoughts are with the loved ones of Mr. Kasper, during this time of sorrow. May it ease your pain to know that others care. Godspeed. The Celeste R. Kirksey-Gallagher Family-Ret. OSP444

June 19, 2011

Joe was a special man to those in our family too and we know how much Tori will miss her Grandpa Kasper! We are holding all of the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Margaret and Norman Heinbuch

FROM THE FAMILY

Joseph Kasper (Butch) - Father, Brother, Grandpa, Uncle, & Friend, you will be missed! We love you!

FROM THE FAMILY

One of Joe's 3 major joys in life was baseball. He could always be found at the baseball field!

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe was always willing to work, even washing windows!

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe made Cash Explosion (Lottery Game) and won a total of $50,000. It was a magical time for all!

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe joined the navy in WWII.

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe & Mary Ann in Texas visiting daughter Betsy. This trip was about 1 year after his heart attack.

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe spent many years with the State Troopers finally retiring at age 55. He looks comfortable!

FROM THE FAMILY

80th Birthday Party with family in Vermilion. He enjoyed visiting Vermilion and time with family.

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe talking with his sister Evelyn after his granddaughter's (Jessie) wedding.

FROM THE FAMILY

Joe relaxing in the backyard with his youngest son Richard. Probably talking sports (or fishing).