Jane Carol Cass

The Bradenton Herald (Sunday) - - Local -

Jane Carol Cass, 66, of Braden­ton, Fla., passed away on De­cem­ber 27, 2018, at Blake Med­i­cal Cen­ter, due to com­pli­ca­tions from pneu­mo­nia, with lov­ing fam­ily and crit­i­cal care staff at her side.

In ad­di­tion to her beloved hus­band of 27 years, Eu­gene L. Horn, she is sur­vived by a brother, Ed­ward Cass (Sue Tre­bon), of San Diego, CA; three sis­ters, Joan Cass (Tom Aanstoos) of Carlisle, PA, Bar­bara Bur­gauer (Steve) of Mun­cie, IN, and Mary Win­gate of Or­lando, FL; brothers-in­law, Doug Horn (Sandy) of Taney­town, MD and Andy Horn (Jan) of Sa­van­nah, GA and ten nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­de­ceased by her sis­terin-laws, Su­san Brae­u­nig Cass and Sylvia Horn; a niece, Kathryn Cass; as well as by her par­ents, Ed­die and Jule and her hus­band’s par­ents, Andy and Golda.

A na­tive of Or­lando, FL, she moved with her fam­ily to In­di­ana and at­tended Mun­cie Cen­tral High School. She was an alumna of Pur­due Univer­sity, where she earned a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence De­gree in Aero­nau­ti­cal and Astro­nau­ti­cal En­gi­neer­ing in 1976 and a Mas­ter of Sci­ence De­gree in En­gi­neer­ing in 1980, and suc­cess­fully com­pleted a Univer­sity-In­dus­try Co­op­er­a­tive Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram in En­gi­neer­ing. In 1981, she earned a Mas­ter of En­gi­neer­ing Ad­min­is­tra­tion De­gree from The Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity. Ms. Cass lived much of her life in the Wash­ing­ton, D.C. area be­gin­ning in the 1970’s while work­ing for the Na­tional Aero­nau­tics and Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion (NASA) and later, for var­i­ous Fed­eral con­trac­tors, in­clud­ing IBM and Lock­heed Mar­tin, from which she re­tired in 2013. Through­out her ca­reer, Ms. Cass worked in highly spe­cial­ized en­gi­neer­ing and pro­gram man­age­ment as­sign­ments sup­port­ing NASA, the De­part­ment of De­fense, the U.S. Cen­sus Bureau, and U.S. Na­tional Se­cu­rity pro­grams. A keen ad­vo­cate for sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing skills, Ms. Cass re­turned briefly to Pur­due in 1990 to work as a coun­selor to dis­ad­van­taged stu­dents un­der a year’s leave of ab­sence pro­gram spon­sored by her em­ployer, IBM Cor­po­ra­tion. With her hus­band, she en­joyed boat­ing and moved to the East­port com­mu­nity of An­napo­lis, Mary­land in 2000, where the cou­ple en­joyed boat­ing on the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay and the ca­ma­raderie of good friends. Af­ter mak­ing sev­eral cruises down the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way, she and her hus­band re­tired to Florida in 2013, set­tling first in the Ponte Ve­dra area be­fore re­lo­cat­ing to Holmes Beach and then to Braden­ton. Ms Cass’ many hob­bies and in­ter­ests in­cluded needle­work, cal­lig­ra­phy, na­ture walks, and travel. She adored cats and will be sorely missed by her res­cue cat, Jaguar.

A Pri­vate Cer­e­mony is planned. Brown & Sons Fu­neral Homes & Cre­ma­tory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge. Con­do­lences may be made to www.brow­nand­sons­fu­neral.com

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