Melvin E. "Hoppy" Cassida, 77, Greencastle, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007.
He was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Cunot to Ezra B. and Inez V. Stwalley Cassida.
Mr. Cassida served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Woar. He began working at Frosty Burk Service Station, Cloverdale, as a young man then was employed at International Harvester, Indianapolis. Mr. Cassida retired from IBM in 1986 with 32 years of service, where he was a press operator. He was a member of American Legion Post 58, Greencastle.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Patsy R. Sheese Cassida, a brother, Kenneth A. Cassida and wife Eileen, Indianapolis, a sister, Helen L. Pigg, West Lafayette, one nephew, Kenny R. Cassida and wife Donna, Speedway, two nieces, Carolyn Lake and husband Lon, Indianapolis, and Cathy Harvey and husband Emil, Camby, one great-nephew, Jason M. Harvey, Indianapolis, and two great-nieces, Daleen Cassida and Sarah Cassida, Greenwood.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at 1 p.m., at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Williams officiating. Internment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery with V.F.W. Honors. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Putnam County Humane Society or Putnam County Hospital. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family c/o INHPR@keystonegroup.com.
Hoppy will be remembered for his love of laughter, sharing stories and spending time with his wife and their pets.