David C. Kasper, 72, of Warren, PA. died suddenly at his residence, Friday morning, January 9, 2015 after suffering an apparent
heart attack. He was born September 23, 1942 in Milwaukee, WI. David was the son of Carl A. and Esther Keller Kasper. He was a
1960 graduate of Southwest High School in Kansas City, MO, earned
his bachelors from University of Missouri Kansas City and earned his
Master’s Degree from Buffalo State University.
David was very proud to have served on the USS Constellation, with the U.S. Navy in Japan during the Vietnam War, as a Lieutenant. He earned a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Vietnam Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and National Defense Service Medal.
He was employed with Fredonia State University as their Student Affairs Director retiring from there after 29 years employment. During that time he produced concerts for the likes
of Billy Joel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Kingston Trio, The Letterman and Glen Miller Orchestra as well as comedy shows with Jay Leno, Bill Cosby and Steve Martin.
He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the church choir. He had served as Past President of the board of directors of the Warren Concert Association and Crary Art Gallery, was a member of Chautauqua Chamber Singers, Warren Players Club and had sung with the choir at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. David was a very talented and focused actor, performing from Warren, PA. to Art Park in Buffalo, NY where he had a stand-out performance in the opera “The Mikado.” He was a very accomplished pianist. David loved model trains, Siamese cats and is remembered as a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, who loved spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sally Ann Dahl Kasper, one son – Scott Kasper and wife, Beth of Kansas City, MO., 2 stepsons – Robert Dilks Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Warren,
PA., Jason Dilks and wife, Allison of Oil City, PA., one sister – Barb Millette and husband, John of Houston, TX., six grandchildren – Jensynn Kasper, Jackson Kasper, Jeremy Kasper, Bailey Dilks, Kelsey Dilks, Jackson Dilks, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister – Marion Childers.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey Ott, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Crary Art Gallery, 511 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Concert Association, P.O. Box 844, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences
may be sent by visiting lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with David’s funeral arrangements.