Charles Case of Downingtown
Charles J. “Casey” Case 86, of Downingtown passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice. He was the loving husband of Emily (Otter) Case with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Clara and William Case.
In February of 1951 Charles entered the United States Marines as a Private, where he fought in the Korean War until his Honorable discharge in 1954 as Sargent Case. He was awarded 3 Battle Stars and the Purple Heart.
Casey became a talented tool and die maker with the J. Bishop Tube Company and developed his craft there for 38 years. Upon his retirement, he then worked 12 years for the US Postal Service.
Charles was a dedicated assistant scout master with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 70 earning the wood badge as an Order of the Arrow Vigil member. Casey was also an avid gardener, carpenter and photographer. Most of the photographs in the family’s home do not include him because he was usually the one taking the pictures at any given time. His true passion was enjoying nature and camping with his family.
Casey is also survived by his loving children, Jeffrey B. Case of Elverson, PA, C. Michael (Diane) Case of Cape Coral, FL, Larry A. (Karen) Case of Downingtown and Carl E. (Maryanne) Case of Romansville, PA, 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. He was the brother of Ed and the late Jim Case, Dorothy Witmer, Clara Wysinski, and the late Joan Shultz.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038.