Joseph J. McCaskey, 73, of Wellington, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at his home, after an illness of four years. Born December 26, 1939, to the late Joseph D. and Lorena (nee Bierman) McCaskey, Joseph spent his childhood in Avon. He attended and graduated from Avon High School. Joseph later moved to North Ridgeville, where he lived until retiring to Wellington eight years ago.
Joseph was an outdoor engineer for GTE and a farmer. He retired from GTE in 1992, but continued to enjoy farming and gardening. Joseph was a member of the Wellington VFW, Wellington Eagles, the Farm Bureau, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wellington. He also enjoyed playing cards.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley (nee Thome) McCaskey; children, Barbara (David) Bring of Elyria, John (Donna) Reising of Penfield, and Richard Reising of North Ridgeville; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce (Jay) Pleines and Lorena Buchs; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will be received Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St., Wellington, and from 10 A.M., until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M., Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 512 North Main St. Wellington, with Father James Reymann as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.