DAVID LEE KASSON, Aged 81, passed away quietly at his home in Columbus on Friday, August 25, 2017. Dave was born June 19, 1936, first son to Clayton “Bud” and Betty (Ferrier) Kasson in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 1954, going on to serve in the Army as well as attend Kent State University. Starting his working life at the local A & P at age 14, he was a retail and human resources manager for most of his career, working in grocery, toys and home improvement. A proud member of the Jaycees, he moved his family to Columbus in 1966. He also lived for a time in Portsmouth, Ohio;Vanceburg, Kentucky and Lakewood, Ohio. From his teen years onward Dave had a keen interest in popular music and film, keeping up with new artists and directors. Cars were also an interest; a long-time subscriber to Road & Track magazine, he regularly attended the annual car show in Columbus to enjoy new car models, both the ones he might consider having as well as the ones to dream about. He was an ardent fan of the Browns and the Indians, as well as the Fightin’ Irish of Notre Dame.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his dear sister Nancy Bangert and his two beloved dogs, Ginger and Candie. He shared 29 years with wife Anita (Bate) Kasson; he was father to Jeff (Colleen) Kasson of Punta Gorda, Florida, Gary (Bobbilyn) Kasson of Westerville, Ohio, and Bryce Kasson of Cologne, Germany; grandfather to Dylan Kasson, and Bryn and Meghann Kasson; brother to Kathy (the late Tom) Rooney of Avon Lake, Ohio, Sue (Don) Appelgate of Lakewood, Ohio, John Kasson of Cleveland, and Jim Kasson of Cleveland. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Dave will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Inurnment will be held on Monday, September 4 at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, (10175 Rawiga Road, Seville, Ohio) at 1:30 pm.