Mr. Mario Joseph Cassella 85, of Fort Johnson passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 5, 1937, the son of Mr. Michael Cassella and Mrs. Rose Coluni Cassella of Amsterdam. He attended local schools and following his graduation enlisted in the United States Army, Third Armored Division in Germany. Following his service to our country Mario was united in marriage to Miss Patricia Anderson on October 29, 1961.
He was employed by General Electric in Schenectady for 35 years where he worked as a Crane and Elevator Repairman until his retirement in 1997.
Mario is survived by his wife of 61 years Pat Cassella, sons; Michael (Mary) Cassella of Lancaster, CA, and John Cassella of Safford, AZ. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Kristen Cassella of Lancaster, CA, and Jennifer Cassella of San Diego, CA, great grandchildren; Christopher Michael Cassella and Selene Marie Smith both of Lancaster, CA, his brother Anthony (Rosalie) Cassella of Rochester, NY, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and coffee buddies.
Mario enjoyed being outdoors; he loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Tribes Hill Fish and Game Club. He was often seen walking, especially on Guy Park Ave, and always while bouncing his tennis ball. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A private graveside service with Military Honors will take place at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Funeral Home, Amsterdam.