John Ronald Cassidy
FORSYTH, Mo. — John Ronald “Ron” Cassidy, 76, passed away Oct. 15, 2011, at his Ingalls home.
He was born July 15, 1935, in Ingalls, where he resided until moving to Forsyth, Mo., 15 years ago.
He retired from Western Electric in Indianapolis and from Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. He was currently managing the Ozark Beach Resort in Forsyth.
Ron was a 1953 graduate of Pendleton High School, where he was an all-sports standout. He played semi-pro baseball with the Baltimore Orioles’ and Philadelphia Phillies’ farm teams. He was very active in the Fortville baseball league.
Ron loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being involved in his grandkids sports and activities.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Cheryl D. (Roland) Cassidy; daughters, Kelly (Royce) Kimble of Ingalls, and Debbie (Sonny) Head and Kammy (Benny) Wade, all of Fortville; stepchildren, Ron (Rhonda) Mills and Rick (Brandi) Mills, all of Pendleton, and Melissa (Joe) Peggs of Knightstown; brother, Jay (Patty) Cassidy of Bradenton, Fla.; grandchildren, Gary (Jennifer) Kimble, Jason Kimble, Matthew (Jess) Kimble, Aleah Wade, Kristin Wade and Cody Head; stepgrandchildren, Devin, Dillon and Amanda Silver, Drake Peggs, Roland and Ryland Mills and Jordan and Jared Mills; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Annalee, Colton and Addison Kimble and Maddie and Nathen Wages; niece, Brandy (Mark) Sutherland; and nephew, Drew (Carole) Cassidy.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, John Paul and Ruth (McAdams) Cassidy; an infant son, John; and a brother, Steve Cassidy.
be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory,
Lahm Chapel, 211 E. State St., Pendleton, officiated by the Rev. Ron Mills.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to Wednesday services at the Lahm Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kammy’s Kause, Downs Syndrome Indiana, Alzheimers Association, or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
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