Robert ”Bob” E. Cassidy

06/20/1929 — 08/17/2004

From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Piqua, Ohio

Robert ”Bob” E. Cassidy

Bob was promoted to heaven’s starting lineup, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 17, 2004.

Bob stepped into the starting lineup June 20, 1929 in Piqua, Ohio as the oldest of three children for Chester and Eva Cassidy. He spent his youth playing football, basketball, baseball and pranks, a skill he continuously refined. He graduated from Piqua High School in 1947. He was stationed at Camp Hanford with the Army in 1951 and to this day is still not sure why he was issued a rifle. His two years in the service were spent mostly playing football, baseball and fast-pitch softball.

Bob married Pat Mulligan, the love of his life, on September 8, 1953. They shared four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bob played for the Tri-City Braves in 1954. After determining he wouldn’t be playing for the Cincinnati Reds in the very near future, he focused his competitive fires on fast-pitch softball, playing on several “legendary” Tri-City teams. When he hung up his glove and spikes he took up golf and became proficient enough to beat his age several times. In addition to being a player he refereed high school basketball and football to stay connected with the games he loved.

He worked as a radiation monitor for various Hanford contractors from 1955 until retiring in 1992 from Westinghouse Hanford. Retirement provided the opportunity for woodworking, gardening and playing more golf – but just on the days that ended in “y”.

Bob is survived by his wife Pat Cassidy; his son Steve Cassidy, his wife Debbie and their children Cameron, Karen, Kyle and his daughter, Daisy; his son Mike Cassidy, his wife Monica, and their children Brandon and Bradley; his son Tom, his wife Grace and their children Tommy, Stephanie, Eddie Duarte, his wife Stacey and their children Kimberly and Jason, and Angel Fisher, her husband Tony, and their children Hailey and Lacy; his sister Janet Thiebeau her husband Jack and their children Jeff and Jerry; and his sister Sandy Ferguson and her daughter Angie. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and daughter Paula Cassidy.

Dad, we love you and miss you. May the fairways always rise to meet your drives, may your putts always find the bottom of the cup, and may all the pitches you see be drop balls.

A public graveside will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 1:00pm with a memorial service to follow at 2:00pm at West Side Church, 603 Wright St. Richland.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to West Side Church.

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  • Our condolences go out to your Pat and the whole family. Bob was a great influence to me as Tom and I grew up together, played at the Cassidy house when we were young. I will always remember Bob’s humor, and love of sports. He will truely be missed, but not forgotten, and I will look forward to seening him again in heaven.

    Rodney M. Jochen
    November 4, 2014
    Sunnyside, WA, US
  • Pat and Family

    MY deepest sympathy to you all. I just retuned home today and read the sad news after being gone over three weeks. Bob holds a great place in my memories as a boy and friend of the Mulligan family. He was always so positive and upbeat and carried himself with pride and such a wonderful smile! I remember him like it was yesterday watching him play football for Camp Hanford in the Bomber bowl. Do take care of yourselves and know my positive thoughts are with you all. Jim Hoff

    Jim Hoff
    November 4, 2014
    Kirkland, WA, US
  • Pat, Please know that I am sharing your sadness at the loss of your sweet husband. I am sorry I missed the service. Feel free to call me. I always was lifted by your laughter and your kindnesses to me and to my parents. Love, Missy

    Missy Keeney Baker
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Our condolences go out to your Pat and the whole family. Bob was a great influence to me as Tom and I grew up together, played at the Cassidy house when we were young. I will always remember Bob’s humor, and love of sports. He will truely be missed, but not forgotten, and I will look forward to seening him again in heaven.

    Rodney M. Jochen
    November 4, 2014
    Sunnyside, WA, US
  • Pat and Family

    MY deepest sympathy to you all. I just retuned home today and read the sad news after being gone over three weeks. Bob holds a great place in my memories as a boy and friend of the Mulligan family. He was always so positive and upbeat and carried himself with pride and such a wonderful smile! I remember him like it was yesterday watching him play football for Camp Hanford in the Bomber bowl. Do take care of yourselves and know my positive thoughts are with you all. Jim Hoff

    Jim Hoff
    November 4, 2014
    Kirkland, WA, US
  • Pat, Please know that I am sharing your sadness at the loss of your sweet husband. I am sorry I missed the service. Feel free to call me. I always was lifted by your laughter and your kindnesses to me and to my parents. Love, Missy

    Missy Keeney Baker
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Pat and family,

    My heart goes out to you during this hard time. Even though I did not know Bob, I know how much he was loved and respected. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that God will give you peace and strength as you go on without Bob. I pray that I am on his team in heaven.

    With much love,

    Peggy Henry

    Peggy Henry
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Pat…..Thinking of You and your family.

    Mary M. Traver

    Mary M. Traver
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I worked with bob at purex and at b plant he had a sence of hummer that was great and a great co worker he tought me a lot when i came on site. he will be greatly missed. I’m real sorry for your loss peace be with your family and god bless you all

    tom miller

    tom miller
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA, US
  • Tom & Family, Just a note to let you know we’re thinking of you and your family in our hearts and prayers. Your dad was a great guy and we know you all will miss him greatly. Tom, Connie & Kaitlynn

    Tom & Connie Fellows
    November 4, 2014
    Athena, OR, US
  • Bob…

    You helped me as a new hire more than you ever knew. Your sense of humor was remarkable and helped me understand that it was okay to be ‘laid back’ and not take the job so serious…that I could do the job, despite being one of the 1st handful of females hired. The best advice you ever, ever gave me was to CYA..I’ve never forgotten. Thank you!

    Meanwhile…

    God be with you and your family,

    dixie

    dixie baird-boyd
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • To Pat, my friend of 59 years. My condolances. Bob was one of the good guys. I remember when I first met him when you two were dating. I knew he was a keeper. I’m just wondering which sport he’s taken up in Heaven. He was good at so many.

    Marguerite Tompkins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Bob, you were like a second father to me during my early years while I was growing up, since your son Steve and I were best friends. I really admired your witty humor, your love for athletics and most of all; your demonstrated love and committment for your family, friends, church and your strong, quiet faith. You will never know how your postive influence affected me for the good while growing up. You will be missed in my heart, as I look forward to meeting you again someday, when it will be my turn to enter into Glory. May God richly bless your family and comfort them during this time of morning.

    Tim Jochen
    November 4, 2014
    Yakima, WA, US
  • We are so sorry to lose a friend and fellow player on the championship softball team. Bob was truly one of a kind and will be missed. I’ll miss hearing him call “Hey, Leeky everytime we saw each other.

    Wes and Margaret Liechty
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Bob ~ For over 50 years our families have grown together, celebrating many joyful gains and mourning a few sad losses.

    And, through it all, you’ve been a great roll model as a husband, father, family man, friend, fair and fine sportsman and most of all: an absolute TREAT to know!

    You are, and always will be, *Unforgettable*…

    You and Paula save us a good spot, OK?

    See ‘ya, Bev

    Bev Jochen
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Great friend, best football official I know, he helped me learn to be a good official. I will miss him on the Golf Course but know he is playing on the gangsome in Heaven!

    Mark Panther
    November 4, 2014
    richland, US
  • Pat, I got to see some old and some young ex-softball players at Einan’s. It sure brought back some memories. Cass and I had a lot of great memories playing fastpitch, and a lot of memories playing golf. I wish you and your family the best.

    Ron Feaster
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Pat and Family,

    I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. We are grateful that we knew Bob and you. I know he’ll bless many with his presence in heaven. We love you and wish peace and comfort to you and your family.

    Diane Marsh and Linda cGregor

    Diane Marsh
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Steve and Family,

    Our condolences go out to all of you.

    I did not know Bob but in many ways I feel like I did and I think I know why: After reading and hearing about Bob it seems to me his son Steve and he were a lot a like! I know he was a great man.

    May God bless and comfort all of you.

    Joe Northrop and Family

    Joe Northrop
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US