Albert Casale, 82 of Millsboro, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was born Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1930, in Yonkers, N.Y., son of the late James V. and Laura (Mastaccoule) Casale.
Mr. Casale born and raised in Yonkers and went on from childhood to honorably serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his service, he met the love of his life, his wife “Dutchie,” and together they would go on to start a family and finally settle in Baltimore, Md.
He worked a lifelong career working for the Exxon Company, USA, up until retirement in January, 1982. Shortly after retirement he would move to the beach permanently and settle in Millsboro. Here he enjoyed all sorts of outdoor activities, including, camping, boating and fishing. Mr. Casale was a parishioner of Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Millsboro, as well as a 3rd degree knight in the Knights of Columbus, Council 11285 of Millsboro.
Mr. Casale most of all enjoyed spending time with his family, he never missed a beat. He was a genuine and compassionate soul and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Casale was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bertha “Dutchie” (Staniewcz) Casale. He is survived by his five sons: David Casale of Baltimore, Albert Casale and his wife Joni of Millsboro, Peter Casale of Lewes, Vincent Casale and his wife Catherine of Baltimore, and Andrew Casale and his wife Azie of Greensboro, Md.; his daughter, Teresa Martin and her husband Leonard Jr. of Baltimore; two brothers: Lindy Casale and his wife Gwen of Shipman, Va., and Vincent Casale and his wife Angie of White Haven, Pa.; his sister, Alice DiLullo and her husband Tony of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 15 grandchildren: Valentina Casale, David Casale Jr., Robert Casale, Angel Casale, Anthony Casale and his wife Kristy, Melissa Hastings and her husband Jason, Peter Casale Jr., Christopher Casale, Felicia Casale, Mellinee Casale, Andrew Casale, Samantha Casale, Jennifer Martin, Leonard Martin III and his wife Amy, and Christina Davis and her husband Shannon; 12 great-grandchildren: Evan, Liam, Oliver, Olivia, Brooke, Brittany, Patrick, Talan, Leonard IV, Daemeon, Seth and Nick; and two great-great-grandchildren: Lilly and Leonard V.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m., at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro. Public viewing will be held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy. Lewes, Wednesday, July 31, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., with prayers at 7 p.m. Interment with military honors will immediately follow Mass at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.
Flowers are welcomed to be sent in Mr. Casale’s memory.