|Damian S. Cassini|
|June 09, 1974 - May 16, 2012|
|Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday May 20, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 5:00 p.m. Sunday May 20, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Damian S. Cassini, 37, of Moline, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.|
Services will be 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation is 2 p.m. until service time Sunday. Memorials may be given to a fund for his children’s education.
He will be dearly missed as a philosopher, a poet, a music buff, a theater lover, and a Cubs fan. No one will forget that he was the king of useless information and random trivia; and that he had the most brilliantly dry but witty sense of humor. More importantly, he will be forever missed as a caring, compassionate man devoted to the well being of his family.
Survivors include his wife, Cheyenne; children, Seth, Nolan, Lila and Jude; his parents, Rick and Sherri Cassini, Rock Island; brother, Andrew (Cortney) Cassini, Moline; sisters, Nisa Cassini (Keith Simpson), Davenport, and Angela (Jon) Kelley, Rock Island; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
I wish I could have gotten to know you better,Damian. You leave behind a beautiful family and that is a legacy to be proud of. Rest in peace.
-- Paul Turnbaugh
Damian was a classmate of mine at MHS and I also worked with him on the ambulance at Illini several years after we graduated. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
-- Julie Christenson Irby
I'm so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for the family please let us know.
-- Barb & Bill Montague
Cheyenne, I am your mom's friend. I know that there is nothing to be said to help at this time, I am so sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you and your family.
-- Judy Simpson
Sherri, Your work family has you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and give you comfort.
-- Stacey Haines
My deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of grieving.
-- Jennifer Armour
Rick and Sherri, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Damian. There's nothing harder than losing a child - and it sounds like he was a wonderful son. My heartfelt condolences.
Sheila (from Gatsbys, etc.)
-- Sheila Strassburger
I will miss you my friend, co-worker and confidant. I will miss our morning chats and Starbucks runs. I will miss your smile and hearing about your family. I will miss seeing the passion you had for being a part of your children's lives and watching their joy as they experienced new things. You were a rare and special man. Thank you for being a small part of my life and sharing a part of your all too short life with me. Peace be with your family.
-- Pam Berenger
It's been a few years since I'd last seen him, but I will never forget the fun we had working at Jumers, and they day Wrigley field watching the Cubs play. You will be missed.
-- R Clarke
Damian was a great man and wonderful father and a awsome cubscout leader...My son had many great times with him in scouts and he will be terribly missed...our prayers are with cheyenne and the kids right now.
-- melissa powell
This is Dax Herbst and I grew up with Damian, & I have lots of fond memories.
-- Dax Herbst
Thinking and praying for your family. I never met Damian but he sounds like an amazing person that blessed so many lives.
-- Sarah Turnbaugh Mabry
Rick and Sherri - Sending our thoughts and prayers
-- Rich and Linda Conley
So sorry to hear of Damian's passing. Our oldest Justin went to Franklin school with Damian, played baseball, and was in Indian Guides with him. They had such a wonderful time. Justin is still in Indian Guides with his daughter and I know they will be thinking about Damian this weekend in their campout. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time.
-- Jeff and Barb Mack
Damian has touched so many lives. Cheyenne, words cannot express my deepest sorrow for your loss. To Sherri Jo please know we are there for you all -any time. Much love and hugs - Molly
-- Molly DeMink
You were a light that will be missed. Greatly.
-- Martin & Deborah Miller
Damian will be greatly missed. May God comfort you all in this difficult time.
-- Jill & Joe Snodgrass
Many thoughts and prayers were with your family last night. We are here for you and very sad for your loss. Please be strong and keep the faith. God Bless all of you.
-- William Spradley
he was wonderful person and awsome cub scout leader made lasting memories with are son brandon he will be dearly missed by all thoughts and prayers go out to the family
-- bill and cindy brandon sherrell
So sorry to hear of Damian's passing. He was always there when you needed someone to listen to you. We went to MHS and were in Natural Helpers together. Again I am very sorry and my thoughts and prayers go out to his whole family.
-- Meaghan Krebs Terry
Dennis and I were so sorry to hear about loss. God bless you and the children.
-- Susan Hanks
I'm so very saddened to hear of Damian's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Much love and support to you.
-- Cara J.
As Cheyenne's mom, I can say 100% that she had the best husband and father to their children that there could ever be. My daughter spent every single day of her married life knowing she was number one. Damian gave her the greatest gift ever and I am so grateful for that. I will miss him Terribly and there is a void that cannot be filled.
-- Mary Bivens
I had the pleasure of working with Damian in the ER at Trinity. He was fun to be around and did a great job with the Doctor. I'm so sorry to hear of his untimely passing. Rest in peace Damian...and peace and prayers to your family.
-- Nichol Ashmore
Rick and Sherri: We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We always enjoyed having Damien at our house when the boys were growing up. He was a fine young man. Murray and Vickie Hancks
-- Murray Hancks
I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with all of you.
All my love.
-- Sarah Sand
Rick - We were in your store on Wednesday looking for a kitchen backsplash. We extend our deepest sympathy to you, your wife, and your family.
-- Denny & Sue Simmons
Cheyenne,i am so sorry for your and your family's loss. I really dont know what to say. If you ever need to talk,you know where i work at. I'll be praying for you and your children to help you through this. Hugs
-- Daphne Bunch
Cheyenne and family - I wish I had known this wonderful man that was such a blessing to you and the kids. We are grieving for you and lifting you in prayer.
-- Katie Turnbaugh Turner
May GOD Bless and watch over you during this DIFFICULT time! I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Damian -- He was a WONDERFUL person and will be forever remembered and greatly missed. I regret that I will not be able to attend the service for Damian but I will be thinking of him and his family!
-- Kristy Gilbert
Damian and myself were partner with several local ambulance services, we had a kindred sprirt for knowing trivial things and would talk for hrs about the most obscure items, I have missed our discussions. And even thought we haven't spoke is awhile I will miss him, one more talk would have been great. I am very sorry for your family's loss.
-- Patrick C. Murphy
Brett and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband. Words cannot express how deeply sadden we are to hear of you and your families loss. If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to call. We love you and miss you. Your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Pamela and Brett Dynes
-- Pamela and Brett Dynes
I am very sorry for the loss of such a great man and father. I can only imagine how much he was treasured by his family. Many thoughts and prayers are going out for your family all over the country.
-- Mark Turnbaugh
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences to you Rick and Sherri
-- Larry and Debbie VanCoillie
You have all been on my mind since Josh told me the news of Damian's passing. I think back to their high school years and the friendship they developed - the fun times they had. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Nancy Hanna
We share your grief in this time of bereavement with deepest sympathy and condolence. R.I.P. Damian
-- Thomas W. Wakeland (Wakeland Fire Equipment)
Sherri and Rick - My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I don't know if you remember me but use to baby sit for the kids years ago. I saw Damian at Trinity one day when my dad was in the ER. I think I embarresed him when I said I used to babysit you and your brother and sisters. Again I am so sorry.
-- Marsha Dolan (Rodriguez)
Cheyenne I was very very sorry to hear about Damian my heart goes out to you and your family Otis
I had the pleasure of working with Damien at Trinity in the ER, we always did the sunday crossword puzzle together, he always gave the correct answers. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-- Mary Kay Rossmiller
I am so sorry to hear of Damian's passing. I have meet him a few times with Memories in the Making and a tour he did here at Senior Star for a project he was working on at Intouch. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family and all of his friends. I can't imagine the pain of losing such a great man.
-- Mindy Dodd
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
-- Tegan Moreland