Joseph W. Casey

  • Died: October 17, 2017
  • Location: Brigantine, New Jersey

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother and Uncle

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Joseph by adding your memories and photos.

Joseph W. Casey, 63, of Brigantine, NJ, and formerly of Havertown, PA passed away on October 17, 2017.

Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1954, he was the son of Helen (nee Galante) and the late Glenn Casey. Joe worked as a Car Hauler for over 30 years. He loved meeting new people, going on adventures, and traveling. He enjoyed the rodeo and collecting cowboy boots.

Joe was the beloved husband of Donna (nee Olivo) Casey; loving father of Annamarie DeSantis; dear brother of Joyce Gallagher, Janet Mason, Glenn "Michael" Casey, and Joanne Sabath; devoted grandfather of Vincent; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082, 610-449-0300, followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, please bring a picture or a memory of Joe to the service.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hey Buddy, I keep thinking my phone's going to ring and it will be you.
Miss you

Posted by William Penn - Havertown, PA - Friend   October 15, 2019

A year has gone by and I still miss your phone calls old buddy.
Where you at !0

Posted by William Penn - Havertown, PA - Friend   October 17, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the whole Casey family. I hadn't seen Joe in a long time. I remember when he would park his truck on Earlington Road. He always had that big smile and would give me a big "Hi" whenever we saw each other. Rest in peace, Joe!

Posted by Glenn Carty - Havertown, PA - Family Friend   October 29, 2017

I remember Joe when we were kids in Chatham Park. He was a classmate of my younger brother Brian. Chatham Park was loaded with kids and there were plenty of friends to pal around with. We all had great times together sledding on the slopes of nearby Chatham Glen. God put us on earth for a reason and takes us away for a reason. My condolences to the Casey family. Rest in peace old friend.

Posted by Kevin Kelly    October 27, 2017

Joe was a kind and humble fellow, who was loved and cherished by friends and classmates- it was a treat to know him. Condolences to his family. Gail Roeshman & family

Posted by A friend   October 27, 2017

Sending my heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss. I haven't seen Joe since, we graduated high school. We grew up 3 doors away from each other and I have fun many memories of us as children at a time where we all played outside until dusk or our mom's called us inside. I still remember Joe's beautiful smile. Rest in Peace Joe.

Posted by Pamela Dorfman Cohen - St. Louis, MO   October 26, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Joe's friends and family. Joe was a colorful guy,alot of fun,liked kidding around and would help you if he could. What more could you ask for ?

Posted by Ed Bracken - Havertown, PA - Friend   October 24, 2017

To: Donna and Anna Marie- I am truly sorry for loss, May god bless you and your family.
Crystal Pentec Family.

Posted by Crystal Smallwood - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   October 23, 2017

Dear Donna and Annamarie,
Thank you for all the love all the love you shared with Joe,our family and friends. I am truly blessed to have had you in my life. Please keep in touch and know I love you, Annamarie, and Vincent more than forever. Take care and God bless. If you ever want to visit or just chat, feel free to call anytime @ (407)309-1206.
Lots of love ❤,
You're more than just a sister in law,you were there for my brother Joe...
PS . Joe, where ever you are, know you are loved and missed. Sending all air hugs

Posted by Jan(Casey) Mason - Kissimmee, FL - Family   October 23, 2017

To my oldest and dearest friend, I will truly miss those daily phone calls.
Rest in Peace and that smiling face.
"Where you at" love you brother.

Posted by William P. Penn - Havertown, PA - Family Friend   October 22, 2017

Without Warning
You left us without warning.
Not even a good-bye
And I can't seem to stop asking the question why? I didn't see this coming.
It hit us by surprise, and when you left for Heaven a small part of me died. Your smile could brighten anyone's day.
No matter what they were going through. And every day for the rest of my life, I'll be missing you.

You're one of those people who make my life better by just being in it.

I am so glad I had the opportunity to have you as a friend. You will be deeply missed everyday!

Posted by Lynette Carberry - Havertown, PA - Friend   October 22, 2017

The Dunkin Donuts Havertown will miss you and all your stories It will not be the same without you.Our prayers go out to your family.Rest in Peace Joe. Mike Rogers

Posted by mike rogers - havertown, PA - Friend   October 21, 2017

To Donna and Annemarie I am so sorry for your loss Joe will be greatly missed by all that knew him ( yo-buddy) (summer breeze),my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God Bless All. Sincerely Terri Jones

Posted by Terri Jones - Drexel Hill, PA   October 21, 2017

Rest in peace Joe. You were an incredible guy!! Surely, missed by many. With very fond memories.

Posted by Caryn Allison - Telford, PA - Friend   October 21, 2017

Dearest Donna,Annamarie and family,
My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. Sending prayers for all. God bless.
Anne Petty

Posted by Anne Petty - Aston, PA - Acquaintance   October 20, 2017

RIP your old friend

Posted by sam and steve caputo - somers point, NJ - Classmate   October 20, 2017

Rest in peace my dear friend. You will truely be missed.

Posted by Judi Atkins - Saint Petersburg, FL - Friend   October 20, 2017

Dear Joe,
You're gone way too soon. And not just for me, but for everyone else in the family, &, most importantly, Annamarie & Vinny. I learned a lot from you - and hopefully I can pass all of what you imparted on me down to Vinny for you (if his mother already hasn't!). You were the man of many quotes including:
"Lipstick and paint make 'em what they ain't"
"Man oh manischewitz"
(when describing bad parts of town) "Don't worry about the roaches 'cause the rats ate 'em"
"Never discuss sports, politics, or sex in public"
Thank you for the countless rides to the mall, the packs of cigarettes you would sneak me (and your Darling Donna did the same!), for totally embarrassing me out in public while making me laugh so hard, and above all, being the fun and crazy uncle for all those years when I was a kid. You were an awesome dad to Annamarie and a loving grandfather Vinny & I think that's what hurts the most - that you won't be around for them anymore. I'll never forget your oddball sense of humor, how fast you spoke, how much crazy knowledge you had about roads and places, and your unique philosophies on life. I never got a chance to thank you in person but hopefully you knew it all. I promise to continue to carry on your philosophies (as they are hilarious and awesome) and will never forget how you never had anything but a smile on your entire face every time I saw you.
Rest in peace, Joe.
Love, Natalie

Posted by Natalie Valente - Quincy, MA - Family   October 20, 2017

Joe was one of a kind. We've known him forever, he and Ed did many road trips together. He was a great guy. I remember he and Donna came to our home after their wedding, she was wearing a beautiful dress and he was in a suit, looking handsome. We spent a lot of fun times with them. We will always remember you with laughter and just being Casey. God bless you Joe, thanks for the memories. Rest in peace...
Ed & Kathy Paugh and family

Posted by Kathy Paugh - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   October 20, 2017

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Picture of Joe relaxing at Dunkin' Donuts in havertown pa and telling to some of his great stories
Mike Rogers a friend for over 40 years at Dunkin' Donuts and havertown I will miss Joe Very much