William Philip Casciani, 68
William Philip Casciani, age 68, passed away in his Staten Island home on Dec. 18, 2017, surrounded by loved ones – his wife and children, and sister.
Born in Brooklyn to Alfred and Margaret Casciani, William “Bill” was the oldest of 10 children and grew up in the Lower East Side, Manhattan. He and his family moved to Staten Island where he resided most of his life.
Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary, son, Richard, daughter, Jennifer, and daughter, Lauren with son-in-law, Brad and their children, Brianna and Becca. Dapa B will be dearly missed by his granddaughters, wife and children, as well as his nine siblings and extended family.
Bill had a long successful career in financial services, starting as a CPA and Audit Senior with Oppenheim Appel Dixon, and Co., climbing his way up to manager, then partner. From there he moved on to SB Lewis & Company as general partner, finance and operations, Mabon Securities as managing director and CFO, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder as senior v.p., operations, which later became Natixis Bleichroder where he was chief operating officer. Bill retired at age 60. He was a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA.
In addition to his rewarding and impactful career, Bill was also an exemplary father, grandfather, husband, and brother to siblings. Born to lead and motivate, he served as an incredible example of strength, determination, resilience, dedication, and courage. An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, Bill also supported all of the educational institutions that he and his family proudly attended and graduated from, including his alma mater Xavier and Manhattan College, Staten Island Academy, Fordham University and NYU.
He also believed in giving back and helping others, and donated to numerous charities throughout his life including Wounded Warrior Project, the American Cancer Society, and Meals on Wheels to name a few.
Bill enjoyed life, and was not afraid of a challenge. He had a passion for flying and obtained his pilot’s license; loved listening to music and the guitar, and taught himself how to play; enjoyed cooking and became a self-taught star chef in our family kitchen; loved numbers and finance, and climbed his way to the top of every company he joined, creating positive change along the way. Heavily interested in politics, he had no problem being candid and sharing his opinions. He enjoyed being by the water, at his home down the shore, and a glass of red wine to end the night along side his furry pal, Oscar. He passes his dreams and journey on to his loved ones, who will forever cherish and honor his legacy.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Visiting Nurses Hospice Care for their support in his final weeks at home, where Bill and family wanted to be.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions be made to the Cancer Research Institute. His memorial will take place at Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y., on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. as well as Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday morning at 9:45 a.m. at St. Clare’s Church, 110 Nelson Ave, S.I. Casey-McCallum RiceSouth Shore F/H30 Nelson Ave.Staten Island, N.Y. 10308(718) 317-7600
Published in Staten Island Advance on Dec. 19, 2017
Casciani, William Philip [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1971.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Casciani, William Philip [MC1971 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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