Paul S. Casey Jr.


Paul S. Casey Jr.

Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Dec 2004 (aged 85)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
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Paul S. Casey Jr., 85, of Peoria died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at Proctor Hospital.

Born Nov. 23, 1919, in Peoria to Paul S. and Florence Peters Casey, he married Suzanne Martin on Nov. 30, 1949, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, John of Baltimore, and one daughter, Anne Casey of Urbana.

He was a manufacturer and owned Vita Mineral Products Co.

A World War II veteran, he joined the Army Air Forces in 1941 and achieved the rank of captain. He co-piloted a B-17 on missions over Europe and was shot down twice. The first time he landed his plane and crew safely in the English Channel before being rescued by the Royal Air Force, an episode that made its way into Andy Rooney's book, "My War." The second time he was shot down and was made a prisoner of war by the German Army, spending 20 months at Stalag Luft III, a camp in southern Poland that was the scene of the famous "Great Escape."

Private inurnment will be in the First Federated Church columbarium.

Full obit in the Peoria Journal Star - Dec. 25, 2004.

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