Dennis L. Cassel, 71, Vietnam vet, Lancaster City Housing Authority retiree, MC Barons fan

By on March 27, 2019

Dennis L. Cassel, 71, of Lititz, died on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Elverson, he was the son of the late Walter and Anna Smith Cassel. Dennis was the loving husband of Kathleen M. “Kathy” Donough Cassel.

He was a 1966 graduate of Coatesville High School and worked for the former Lukens Steel Company, Coatesville, before retiring from the Lancaster City Housing Authority in 2004. A veteran, he proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War. In the 70s and early 80s, Dennis held multiple positions with the Atglen Fire Company.

He was a handyman, who enjoyed woodworking, riding his motorcycle and fishing, especially at the Delaware Bay. Dennis enjoyed listening to the Statler Brothers, southern gospel, and Hank Williams. He had a passion for helping others and was an avid Penn State Lions and Manheim Central Barons fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife: Kathy; are three sons: David Michael Cassel of Coatesville; Danny Cassel of Manheim; Christopher Cassel of Lititz; a daughter-in-law: Teresa Cassel of Christiana; four grandchildren: Colin, Skylar, Damian and Adrianne Cassel.

Preceding him in death is a son: Dennis Cassel, and a sister.

Services were held March 27 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Dennis’ name to The Children’s Miracle Network, 1249 Cocoa Avenue #115, Mail Code HS21, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852; or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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