Charles David Casanova

Charles David Casanova

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — Charles David Casanova, 77, of West Chicago, passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Norway to Ernest and Gladys Casanova.

He graduated from Norway High School, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in applied physics from Michigan Tech University in 1964.

He worked in Columbus, Ohio, for North American Aviation for three years. In 1967 he accepted a job from John Morrell and moved his family to Glendale Heights, Ill. He worked for 1st National Bank for several years before becoming the Village Administrator for Glendale Heights. He returned to private industry in 1980 as a Program Analyst and Manager at S&S Computers. He went on to become the business owner of KarParts Auto Store. In 2001, he accepted a programming position for District 94 and retired in 2005.

Dave enjoyed rehabbing houses, especially his two cottages in Wisconsin. He never lost his enthusiasm for snowmobiling, boating and moped riding with his grandchildren and he loved his family above all else.

He is the beloved husband of Sue Ann Casanova (née DeRidder); loving father of the late Scott (Cynthia) Casanova, Nicole (Michael) Haley and Beth (John) Hunter; loving grandfather of Meghan (Jeff) Smylie, Josef Casanova, Allison (Gerardo) Serriteno, Brienna (Matthew) Kaufmann and Tristan, Devon, Elijah and Logan Hunter; great-grandfather of Cora and Connor Smylie, Therese, Emily, Thomas (T.J.) and Elizabeth (Ellie) Serriteno; dear brother of Melvin (Betty) Casanova, Marion (Marvin) Pollard and the late James (late Maureen) Casanova. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Norris-Segert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. and Main), West Chicago.

Prayers will be recited 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the funeral home and proceed to St. Mary Church, 164 N. Oakwood Ave., West Chicago where Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dave’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For Info (630) 231-0060.