Leo F. Caskey, 94, WWII vet, plant controller at Fuller Co., enjoyed building model ships

By on September 13, 2017

Leo F. Caskey, 94, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Moravian Manor, where he was a guest for the past several months.

He was the husband of the late Vera M. Caskey for 59 years before she passed away in 2003. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Roland and Kathryn (Smith) Caskey.

Leo attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he received an associate’s degree in accounting. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Leo was a First Lieutenant Bombardier on a B-17. He flew missions in Germany, France, Romania, Austria, Italy and North Africa.

Leo was the plant controller for 38 years at the Fuller Co., Manheim. He formerly was on the board of Healthguard of Lancaster. As an avid golfer, Leo was a former member of Conestoga Country Club. Another hobby he enjoyed was model ship building of tall ships, a passion in which he excelled.

He is survived by two daughters: Joyce E. Caskey of York, and Jill A. Tipton of Lititz; a son: Thomas E. Caskey of Lancaster; grandchildren: Emily Snyder Lauer (Jamin) of York; Kathryn Snyder Trinh (Nam) of Manhattan, N.Y.; Elizabeth Caskey Ramirez (Francisco) of Santiago, Chile; Gabriel Caskey of Chicago, Ill.; Erica and Evan Tipton of Lititz, six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janice Stork and Patricia Zeller (Robert), all of Lancaster; and one brother: Edward Caskey (Sally) of Elizabethtown.

Leo is preceded in death by three sisters: Rita Snyder, Mary Kline, and Ellen Supko.

Visitation will be held at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Peter Hahn as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Leo’s memory to St. Joseph Heath Ministries, 1929 Lincoln Highway East, Suite 150, Lancaster, PA 17602; or Schreiber Pediatric Center, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send an online condolence, visit Snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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