Wil­lis Au­gus­tus Casey

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFETRIBUTES -

De­cem­ber 13, 1937 - Septem­ber 13, 2018

Wil­lis A Casey passed away on Septem­ber 13, 2018 af­ter a 9 month strug­gle with cancer. Born in San Fran­cisco on De­cem­ber 13, 1937 to Wil­lis and Jane (Casteret) Casey. He grad­u­ated from Ri­or­dan High School in 1955. He went on to ob­tain his bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence from the Univer­sity of San Fran­cisco in 1959. Af­ter serv­ing ac­tive duty in the US Army for two years, he joined the San Fran­cisco Police De­part­ment for a suc­cess­ful 30 year ca­reer. Dur­ing his years in the SFPD he earned his Mas­ter’s De­gree in Gov­ern­ment from the Univer­sity of San Fran­cisco. Will was ap­pointed Chief of Police by Mayor Art Ag­nos in Novem­ber 1990. He re­tired from the de­part­ment in 1992. Af­ter his re­tire­ment he went on to have a sec­ond and third ca­reer serv­ing the cit­i­zens of Pitts­burg, Ca. He was ap­pointed Police Chief of the Pitts­burg Police De­part­ment. Af­ter serv­ing for sev­eral years as the Police Chief, Will was hired as city man­ager of the city of Pitts­burg. He then was elected to the Pitts­burg City Coun­cil where he served two terms as Mayor. He re­tired from the city coun­cil in Novem­ber 2017. Will de­voted al­most 60 years of his life to serv­ing the pub­lic.

On Novem­ber 21, 1959, Will mar­ried Pa­tri­cia M. Dwyer. They were hap­pily mar­ried for al­most 48 years un­til Pa­tri­cia’s death in 2007. Will lost his el­dest son Mark Casey (Me­gan) in 2014. Sur­vived by 4 chil­dren: Sheila Casey Luskin of Sun­ny­vale, Lor­raine Casey of San Fran­cisco, Eileen Casey Lipp (Doug) of Lomita, CA & William (Al­li­son) of Naperville, IL; 10 grand­chil­dren: Shan­non Lipp, Jac­que­line Casey, Zachary Lipp, Tyler Luskin, Robert Casey, Ryan Casey, Matthew Lipp, Han­nah Luskin, An­drew Casey & Em­i­lie Casey; and sis­ter Bar­bara Casey Zanette (Jack d.2004) of Millbrae, CA.

Strong lead­er­ship and strength in char­ac­ter and in­tegrity de­fines Will’s ca­reers but he will be most fondly re­mem­bered by fam­ily and friends for his won­der­ful sense of hu­mor and warm lov­ing na­ture.

Vis­i­ta­tion Ser­vice will be held from 5-8:30pm on Thurs­day, Sep. 20, 2018 at Snei­der & Sul­li­van & O’Con­nell’s Fu­neral Home in San Ma­teo. Fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated at 10am on Fri­day, Sep. 21, 2018 at St. Ig­natius Church in San Fran­cisco. In­ter­ment to fol­low at Holy Cross Catholic Ceme­tery in Colma. A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice in Pitts­burg will be held at a later date.

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