Gerald G. Cassidy

Tawas City, Michigan
February 8, 1930 - May 12, 2019


There will be public visitation from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church ~ East Tawas


Funeral Services will be Friday May 17th 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church 516 W. Lincoln St. East Tawas, Michigan.

Obituary Notice

Gerald Cassidy born February 8th 1930 went to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Sunday May 12th at Village of East Harbor, Chesterfield, Michigan. He was a long time resident of East Tawas and Tawas City, Michigan. He was a veteran that served in the Navy. He was an active member/ parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church and served faithfully on the board. He was also involved with the St. Vincent de Paul ministry. He was a retired plant manager for Ford Motor Company and Tawas Industries. He was married to Bernice Cassidy who preceded him in death. His brother Barney Cassidy and sister Maureen Dunn preceded him in death. Surviving Family include his brother Patrick (Claudia) Cassidy, daughter Constance (Gary) Ellenberger, son Kenneth (LouAnn) Cassidy, daughter Mary Jane (Bradley) Miller, daughter Denise (Dave) Mozal, and daughter Linda (Rich) Bulley. He was grandfather to10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Friday May 17th 2019. There will be public visitation from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church 516 W. Lincoln St. East Tawas, Michigan. A Military Honors graveside service will immediately follow. Luncheon will be served upon return from graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorials be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry of Tawas City Michigan. Gerald loved not only his family but also his coffee, breakfast with friends, and spending time with his Harborside family. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.


In lieu of flowers the family is asking that memorials be made to St. Vincent de Paul Ministry of Tawas City Michigan.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery ~ Tawas City


So sorry to hear of this wonderful man's passing He was 1 of the nicest people I have ever met....prayers and thoughts to the family
— Patti Whitford
You will be greatly missed. I (larry) really enjoyed our many chats.
— Larry and Diane Theobald
Connie, Ken, Mary Jane, Denise and Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Father Gerry. We loved him and plan to be at the funeral.
— Anne Knapke
My sincere, heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. "Mr. Cassidy", as I referred to him 30+ years ago when I worked as his Administrative Assistant at Tawas Industries, was my first boss when I moved to Tawas, and one of the very best. Through the years we remained great friends, (now I get to call him Jerry!) and I always felt a special bond with both him and his lovely wife Bernice. Truly a great man in so many ways. I am deeply saddened in his passing - Christmas morning at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort won't be the same without his chuckle and warm hug! I always had his favorite table and hot coffee waiting. RIP Jerry, you will be very sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to have known you.
— Sheryl Firestone
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I offer my condolences to you and your family. Please take comfort in God's promises in his word the Bible. He assures us that, 'he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
— Dee
My wife Sandy and I met Jerry when we had a small gourmet restaurant in Tawas City. He was such a class act. He was a frequent customer and we always enjoyed talking with him. When we closed our restaurant I started doing personal chef work and delivered food to Jerry frequently. That gave us a chance to catch up. He was a pillar of the community and will be missed by so many. When I told my wife that I heard on local radio of Jerry's passing a tear came to her eye. He will be missed.
— Tim Reed
Gerry was such a warm loving man with compassion for everyone. I have worked with Gerry for many years thru St Vincent De Paul society .Gerry was a fair ,honest man concerned about the needs of all people.!Gerry and his wife Bernice,were such a generous couple and cared so much about the Tawas community.!Blessings to his whole family and rest in peace dear Gerry🙏Thank you for being such a good friend to so many!
— Shelley Brugger
Jerry you are going to be missed by many people who loved you but not as much as your younger brother.. Rest in Peace Jerry I will remember all the laugh we had over Barney and Maureen.
Love you ..
— Patrick Cassidy
What a great man. I thought so much about Jerry. He was one of the most kind and generous people I have known. I only today, May 29, 2029 found out that he died. I am living in Florida and perhaps that is the reason. He is now with Bernice his cherished wife and other members of the Cassidy family. I recall so many times staying overnight at his beautiful condo on the lake, talking, laughing, having a few drinks and good meals. The times we went to the casino were always memorable. We knew when he won, but he was strangely silent when he lost … like all of us. Gerry had a good life, many challenges but they are now over and he is enjoying eternal life in the kingdom of heaven. May he rest in peace. Amen. Fr. Ron
— Ronald Gronowski

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