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Obituary of the day: Frank Cassano was deputy mayor of North Syracuse, purchasing agent


Frank A. Cassano, 92, of Estero, Fla., And a former resident of northern Syracuse, died on October 19.

He was a machinist / engineer at Killian Manufacturing in Syracuse, retiring in 1992 after 41 years in the company.

Cassano, who lived in northern Syracuse for 54 years, served on the village board, was the village’s purchasing agent and was deputy mayor, according to his obituary. He also served on the North Syracuse Central School District School Board.

Cassano and his wife Mary Jane have spent many years volunteering with North Area Meals on Wheels (NAMOW), delivering meals. He frequently used his expertise in metallurgy in his work with the North Syracuse Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball leagues.

His obituary says “he was always ready to call or visit any kid in the neighborhood with a broken bike, skateboards or any other type of object that meant something to them.”

Cassano has worked with Bowling Green Lanes, working on their bowling and return ball equipment.

He loved to bowling and spent years on the Killian Bowling Team. He also loved golf in his later years.

Cassano was a communicant of the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Cicero.

Call hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 4 at Fergerson Funeral Home, 215 South Main St., North Syracuse.

A Catholic funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on November 5 at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Cicero, 8229 Brewerton Road, Cicero, followed by a niche placement in the North Syracuse Cemetery.

Cassano had Alzheimer’s disease and received help from The Dubin Center. Contributions may be made to the center on its behalf, according to the obituary.

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