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Obituary - Austin J. "Toots" Casey

Austin J. "Toots" Casey

Date of Passing: May 29th, 2020

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Austin J. "Toots" Casey, 96, of Utica, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at his home. He was born July 8, 1923, in Utica, the son of Thomas and Anna Prendergast Casey and was educated in Utica schools. Toots honorably served his country with the US Army Air Corps during WW II. On July 19, 1958, at Historic Old St. John's Church, Utica, he married Margaret M. "Deet" Stanbrook. Mr. Casey was a salesman with Durkee Brother's Bread Co. for many years and later worked at the Bendix Corp. After his retirement, he worked with his wife at the New Hartford Pet Center she owned, Clinton Travel and delivered flowers for Price Chopper. Deet passed away March 30, 2014. He was a member of the New Hartford American Legion Post #1376. Toots enjoyed simple things, like going out for coffee with his family, horse collectables and watching game shows on TV. He was a huge Mets fan and was known as the "bike man". He is survived by two children, Karen Casey and Art Casey, both of Utica; a brother, James Casey of Ilion; three grandchildren, Brittany, Brian and Brandon Casey; and many nieces and nephews, especially Tommy Stanbrook and his wife, Pearl of Wyoming, PA. Toots was predeceased by a son, Dennis Patrick Casey; and 13 brothers and sisters. Due to current circumstances, services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford, with Rev. Thomas Servatius officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.


Just heard the terrible news Art. Had some great times at your house and your Dad always let me in, well knowing an extended evening of partying well past the midnight hour was in store. First thing he would say to me upon my arrival and I quote, “I don't want any beer drinking in this house Danny” and I'd be standing there with an armful of beer to be put in the refrigerator.

Dan Williams
Dan Williams

A wonderful person. Got to know him though my wife's dear friends,Janet and Jean, sisters of his late wife, Deet. The last time we talked we were shopping in Chanatry's. May God bless
His family as I bless God for allowing me to know this good man.
Jim Griffin

So sorry for your loss. May loving memories bring a smile through the tears. God rest his soul.
Anet Magyar / James Skerritt

Karen and family please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May you find comforting memories of him in the days to come. Very sorry.
Jeanette St.Mary