Obituaries: John Fitzgerald Casey

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 26, 2024
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John Fitzgerald Casey
John Fitzgerald Casey

December 28, 1963 — June 14, 2024

John was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on December 28, 1963, to Francis (Frank) and Joan Cavanagh (Joanie) Casey, and was preceded in death by both of his parents. John has five siblings: Franky, Vinny, Kenny, Kristy and Bobby, all of whom survive him.

John's life also included joyful years residing in San Francisco, California (from 1994-2003), before returning to New Jersey to help his beloved mother with her illness and passing.

John met Paul Sibbersen in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2005 and they instantly bonded. They held an informal commitment ceremony one year later on July 8, 2006, and have been inseparable since that date. John and Paul have most recently resided in Bayonne, New Jersey.

John was a masterful cook, self-trained, with his mother providing his initial training at the age of 8; his elaborate and delicious Thanksgiving dinners will long be remembered by his friends. His amazing holiday decorating and particular love for Christmas made that cold season of year warm. John was also an avid reader, always hungry for knowledge, starting his reading at a young age at the local Jersey City Public Library branch.

He was a captivating storyteller, always quick with a joke, and masterful at making everyone feel at ease.

There will be a memorial service for John in Jersey City in July. If you are interested in information on that service or if you have any other questions, please contact Paul Sibbersen via Facebook or at [email protected]

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