Arlie D. Cassiday, 92

Arlie D. Cassiday, 92, of Wabash, died at 6:25 am, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

He was born Oct. 16, 1923 in St Marys, Ohio to Leo James and Edith (Gorham) Cassiday.

Arlie was a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School, received his BS from Manchester University in 1951, and graduated from the United Theological Seminary in 1954.  He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and enjoyed building furniture.  Arlie first married Verda Spangler in Pitcairn, Pa., on Aug. 15, 1953; she died in May of 1983.  He then married Patricia (Lazear) Morrison in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1984.  After graduating from seminary, Arlie served as a minister in the United Methodist Church for 32 years in three different charges.  He had the ability to attract people due to his kindness, humble nature, and genuine concern for others.  Arlie left the world a better place because of his service to Christ and love for his family.    

He is survived by his wife, Pat Cassiday of Wabash; four children, Arlene (Mark) Dullaghan of Fort Wayne, Lynne (Frank) Montalvo of Valparaiso, Darrell Cassiday of White Oak, Pa., and Amy (John) Maxwell of Fort Wayne, two step daughters, Pamela (Bill) Briston of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sandra (Ed) Philipp of Saint Louis, Mo., 10  grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Devon (Dorothy) Cassiday of Oscoda, Mich., Dean (Phyllis) Cassiday of Liberty Center, Indiana, and Leo (Mila) Cassiday of Wabash.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, Everett Cassiday, and sisters, Jean Ann Cassiday and Jesse Nash.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash, with Pastor John Cook and the Rev. Kurt Freeman officiating.  Friends may call 2-8 pm Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.  Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, Pa. 

Preferred memorial is Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9075 N Meridian St No.150, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

The memorial guest book for Arlie  may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 23