Alan T. Cassidy, 64, of River Forest, died suddenly on July 17, 2017. A proud graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975-1981, life was full of positivity, storytelling, and pride in his family. His unexpected death is a stark reminder to enjoy every minute of life the way he did.
Alan was the husband of Noreen Cassidy; the father of Mary Kate and Brian Cassidy; the son of the late Robert F. and Eleanor R. Cassidy; son-in-law of Maureen (nee O’Leary) and the late David J. Kelleher; brother of R. Brian (Ann) Cassidy, the late Mary Ellen Brady, Mark (Maureen) Cassidy, Jim (Carolyne) Cassidy and Martha (Craig) Kussman; brother-in-law of Kathleen (Dean) Rogers, Eileen (Barry) Tinley, Vicki Cassidy and the late David Kelleher; and uncle of many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grand-nephews.
Visitation and funeral Mass were held on July 21 at St. Giles Church. Donations may be made to the Hornets Sled Hockey Organization, www.hornetsledhockey.org.
Arrangements were handled by Chicagoland Cremation Options, 773-631-0018.