Memorial Service for James T. Caswell, 83, will be Monday (07 Jan 2002) at noon at Rathdrum United Methodist Church. English Funeral Chapel in Coer d'Alene is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Caswell, who was born in Priest River, ID, died Monday (30 Dec 2001). He grew up in Newport, WA, and attended schools there. He enlisted in the army in 1940 and served in the Pacific and European theaters.
He returned to the Newport area and married Kathryn Poirier in 1946. The couple spent several years running the Camp Diamond Lake Resort, and then he worked as a carpenter at the Albeni Falls Dam near Newport. Mr. Caswell then operated a Mobile Oil Service Station in Priest River, Idaho, for five years, and moved to Rathdrum in 1958. He then operated a petroleum distributorship and later expanded the business to include the motor oil plant in Coeur d'Alene, before retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Calam Shriners, Lions Club and the Order of Eastern Star. He enjoyed bowling, golf and fishing. His first wife died in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Annabelle Ruddach-Caswell ; two sons, Barry Caswell of St. Maries and David Caswell of Spokane; a daughter, Jane Strain of Post Falls; two sisters, Iola Coy of Newport and Merle Elkins of Spokane; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Rathdrum United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1552 McCartney, Rathdrum, ID 83858.
*Thanks to Chuck Caswell of ID for this submission
William E. Caswell was a third-generation physicist whose work at the Navy was so classified that his family knew very little about what he did each day.
They don't even know exactly why he was headed to Los Angeles on the doomed American Airlines Flight 77.
"It was a trip he often took," his mother, Jean Caswell, said Friday. "We never knew what he was doing there because he couldn't say. You just learn not to ask questions."
It was an unusual feature of life in their family, which Caswell's parents described as very warm and close-knit. The Boston-born Caswell, 54, was very close to his wife, also named Jean, and to her son from a previous marriage, Sean O'Connor.
And nothing mattered more to him than the education of his 17-year-old daughter, Jennifer, a senior at a Silver Spring, Md., magnet high school with a specialty in science. Together, the two had been looking into colleges for her.
* Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
ACKERMAN, Nellie Caswell
Nellie Caswell Ackerman, 91, of Denver, CO, an executive secretary, died Tuesday (December 14, 1999) at the Hospice of Metro Denver. A private family service will be held. There will be a cremation. Internment will be in the Sycamore Cemetery, Westbrook. She was born Nellie Agnes Caswell on October 21, 1908 in Old Mystic. On June 2, 1940 she married Howard Randolph Ackerman in Canterbury. He died in 1979. She had lived in Denver since her retirement in 1975. Prior to moving to Denver she served as Secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hartford National Bank in Hartford. She is a member of the First Congregational Church in Bristol. She is survived by a son, Randy Ackerman of Denver, CO; and two grandchildren, Sarah and Benjamin Ackerman, both of Denver. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 Cherry Street, No. 700, Denver, CO 80246-1234.
Fiato, John A. STONEHAM ARLINGTON Stoneham, formerly of Arlington, January 1, John A. Beloved husband of Joan (Galluzzo). Father of Lisa M. Fiato-Caswell and her husband Michael of Stoneham and John M. Fiato and his wife Kristen of Easton. Son of the late Rinaldo J. Fiato and Phyllis (Cohen) Marchinko. Brother of Louis Fiato of Bedford and Natalie Sanchez of Arlington. Grandfather of Michael Anthony and Alex Richard Caswell and Zachary T. Fiato. Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), NORTH READING on Wednesday, January 5 at 8:45am. Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral Home Tuesday 3-8pm only. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. Donations may be made in his memory to Neely House at The New England Medical Center, 171 Harrison Ave., Boston, Ma 02111. (For directions www.cotafuneralhomes.com)