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NOV. 1, 1954 -- MARCH 29, 2005

Joseph L. Casey, a Petri Foods employee, died Tuesday in Brooks Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was 50.

Born in Foley, Ala., Mr. Casey graduated from Mobile (Ala.) High School and served in the Marine Corps from 1970 to 1974.

Mr. Casey worked as a mechanic before going to work for Petri Foods in Silver Creek, where he was employed for 14 years.

He enjoyed working on automobiles and watching football.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, the former Cindy Fredrickson; three sons, Joseph Smith of Mobile and Joshua and Joseph Lee Jr., both of Dunkirk; a stepdaughter, Taunya Hall of Rochester; six brothers, Willie Yeldon of Buffalo, Michael Shoot of Foley, Essex of Pensacola, Fla., and Jerry, Walter and Edward, all of Dunkirk; six sisters, Josie Adams of Dunkirk, Ethel Gilchrist of Dunkirk, Vivian Norwood of Buffalo, Mary Lou Tate of Florida and Eleanor Tate and Ethel Mae Means, both of Foley.

Services were Friday, with burial in Willowbrook Cemetery.


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