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Roy P Casella

September 8, 1930 ~ May 12, 2018 (age 87)


ROY CASELLA PASSED AWAY MAY 12, 2018. ROY WAS BORN ON 09/08/1930 TO LOUIS & MILDRED SOUSA CASELLA.  ROY GREW UP IN THE BRONX & HIS LOVE OF SPORTS BEGAN AT AN EARLY AGE.  HE STARRED IN BOTH BASEBALL & FOOTBALL THROUGHOUT HIS 4 YEARS AT CARDINAL HAYES HIGH SCHOOL  UPON GRADUATION IN 1948 HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES ORGANIZATION WHERE HE PLAYED BASEBALL UNTIL 1951.  AT THAT TIME HE LEFT TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY  IN THE US NAVY THROUGH 1955.

 


IN 1953 HE MARRIED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, DOLORES CIARDULLO CASELLA.  UPON LEAVING THE NAVY IN 1955, HE WAS IMMEDIATELY HIRED BY IBM IN KINGSTON, NY.  IN 1969 IBM TRANSFERRED ROY & HIS FAMILY TO THEIR FACILITY IN BOCA RATON, WHERE HE REMAINED  EMPLOYED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1987. AS HIS 3 CHILDREN GREW UP - ROY CONTINUED HIS LOVE OF & INVOLVEMENT IN SPORTS.  OVER THE YEARS HE COACHED FOR THE BOCA RATON JETS;  BOCA RATON  HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL; BOCA RATON CITY BASEBALL LEAGUE & THE GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAMS.  HE ALSO WAS AN ANNOUNCER FOR THE BOCA RATON HGH SCHOOL BASEBALL & FOOTBALL TEAMS - WHERE HE WAS AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS THE VOICE OF THE BOBCATS.

 


OVER THE YEARS & IN ADDITION TO SPORTS, ROY’S INTERESTS WERE MANY & VARIED.  A FEW OF THEM BEING CRUISING, TRAVELING, GOLF,  PHOTOGRAPHY,
SKETCHING & CREATIVE WRITING.

 


ABOVE ALL, ROY WAS A LOVING & DEVOTED FAMILY MAN.  NOTHING GAVE HIM MORE PRIDE & HAPPINESS THAN GATHERING AROUND THE TABLE WITH HIS FAMILY. ROY WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS WIFE OF 59 YEARS, DOLORES AND HIS SON VINCENT.  HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SON CONROY & WIFE LYNN; DAUGHTER BARBARA & HUSBAND RON; DAUGHTER IN LAW SHARON; GRANDCHILDREN MATTHEW, PHILLIP & DANIELLE; GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER LILLY, SISTER ELEANOR & HUSBAND SYLVIO, ALONG WITH A HOST OF OTHER FAMILY & FRIENDS.

 


WHILE HE WAS INDEED BLESSED WITH A VERY FULL & ACTIVE LIFE - HIS PRESENCE, LOVE & WISDOM WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY US ALL.  

 

VISITATION WILL BE AT 
GLICK FAMILY FUNERAL HOME IN BOCA RATON ON THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 FROM 4:00-8:00 PM.

 


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