Michael B. Casey, 76

Administrator at USF&G

May 07, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Michael B. Casey, a retired bonding insurance administrator and freelance writer, died of cancer Monday at Memorial Hospital in Easton. The former Towson resident was 76.

Mr. Casey was born in Hartford, Conn., and raised in New York City, Des Moines, Iowa, and Denver, where he graduated from high school in 1949.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from St. Regis University in Denver and did postgraduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

He served as an Army medic in Germany from 1953 to 1955.

Mr. Casey worked for 35 years at United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., where he was vice president of administrative services. He retired in 1991.

Mr. Casey also conducted real estate seminars at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Casey, who had homes in Venice, Fla., and Oxford, was a former board member of the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital and Dismas House of Baltimore Inc., a halfway house for recently released prison inmates.

He also had been president of the Venice (Fla.) Symphony Orchestra and had been president of the Plantation Community Foundation Board. He was a facilitator for juvenile court in Sarasota County, Fla.

Mr. Casey enjoyed writing poetry and for a number of years wrote a newspaper column, "From a Slightly Different Angle," that was published by The Gondolier in Venice, Fla.

He was also an avid waterfowl hunter and enjoyed listening to music.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former N. Katherine Kiddy; two daughters, Nina Casey Sinnott of Ellicott City and Elizabeth Casey Grieves of Easton; a sister, Nancy Casey Cardinell of Hernando, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

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