1932 - 2023
July 15, 1932- February 10, 2023
Thomas Henry Casey, MD, 90, died peacefully and surrounded by love February 10, 2023 at home. He was born on July 15, 1932 in Akron, Ohio to John and Mary Elizabeth Casey. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Joan (Casey) Huber. He grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio and and graduated as valedictorian of the Wadsworth High School Class of 1950. He then graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 and remained an avid Irish fan and supporter. He moved to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University Medical School, graduating in 1957. While in Chicago, he met his wife of 60 years, J. Suzanne Haviland, who predeceased him in 2019. He completed his medical training in Cincinnati and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After serving in the US Army Medical Corp at Fort Sam Houston, he and his young family settled in Rochester, NY where he was Director of Medical Education at Rochester General Hospital and practiced Gastroenterology there until 1992. He continued to serve as Medical Director at Rochester General and was Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at ViaHealth (a founding member of Rochester Regional Health) until his retirement.
Remembering him with love and gratitude are his son, Kevin (Dr. Janet) Casey, MD of Pittsford, NY; daughter, Maureen (Dr. Don) Novak, MD of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Colleen (Tommy) Gutman, MD of Gainesville, FL, Allison (Ryan Martin) Kays, PhD of Atlanta, GA, Bridget (David Osborne) Casey, MM, of Hartford, CT, Andrew (Elizabeth Vande Walle) Kays, MA of Indianapolis, IN, Patrick Casey of Penfield, NY; and three great grandchildren, Theodore and Oliver Gutman and Ari Martin. He was always proud and supportive of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A private family celebration of his wonderful life will be held. Donations may be made to Rochester General Hospital, Gastroenterology Education Fund.