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Raymond H. Caso Sr., owner of Compu-Tech

Nov. 27, 1947 – Dec. 24, 2014

Raymond H. Caso Sr. of the City of Tonawanda, owner and president of Compu-Tech Inc., died unexpectedly Wednesday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 67.

A graduate of Riverside High School, Mr. Caso was an all-high football player in 1965 and 1966. He was a Vietnam War-era veteran of the Army and achieved the rank of drill sergeant.

Mr. Caso operated Compu-Tech, a computer software company based in the Town of Tonawanda, for more than 25 years.

In 1975, he began coaching youth baseball and remained active until his death. He served as director of a local Catholic grade school baseball program since 1982 and also coached varsity baseball at Cardinal O’Hara High School beginning in 2009. Mr. Caso also coached teams with American Legion and the All American Amateur Baseball Association leagues, leading both organizations to state and national tournaments.

He was an honorary member of the Western New York Officials Hall of Fame and was a district and state officer for American Legion baseball.

A lifelong active member of Milton J. Brounshidle Post American Legion, Mr. Caso served as post commander in 2005 and Erie County American Legion chairman in 2010.

He is credited with founding Erie County American Legion’s Veterans for Veterans, an agency that builds shelters for homeless female veterans and their children. It is the only such organization in the state and considered one of the largest in the nation.

He also was a member of the board that created the Tonawanda Veterans Memorial, and was active in Special Olympics.

His wife of 47 years, the former Susan Clark, died Aug. 22.

Survivors include a daughter, Paula Carberry; four sons, Henry, Raymond, Joseph and Michael; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Delaware Avenue at Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore.