Mr. Paul Francis Casey

  • Born: February 26, 1970
  • Died: February 16, 2021
  • Location: North Royalton, Ohio

Babitt-Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

9350 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133

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Tel. (440) 237-4569

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Son in law, Brother in law and Friend

Paul Francis Casey, 50, passed to his eternal rest surrounded by family at his North Royalton home on February 16, 2021.

Paul was born on February 26, 1970 in Denville, New Jersey and grew up in nearby Sparta. He attended Sparta High School as a three-sport athlete (football, wrestling, and track) and graduated in 1988 to wrestle for Ohio University, securing two Mid-American Conference Championship wins in 1992 and 1993. He graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in a Specialized Study of Health Promotion.

From OU, he followed the love of his life, Marina, to Northeast Ohio, married in 1997, and settled in North Royalton, Ohio. In the coming years, they welcomed Matthew and Claire into the world.

He went on to coach wrestling all his life as an admired teacher, mentor, and role-model at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels. Needless to say, wrestling was his passion, second only to his Catholic faith and his beloved family and friends.

Among his numerous occupations, he was skilled in carpentry and always had an eye for potential with respect to properties, or anything for that matter, in need of his craftmanship.

He was eminently knowledgeable in scripture and the Catholic faith. His interests included hiking, kayaking, skiing, fishing, politics, numismatics, mechanics, the natural sciences, and spending time with loved ones.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Marina Casey, son, Matthew Casey, daughter, Claire Casey, parents, Howard and Susan Casey, brother and his spouse, Mark and Beth Casey, parents-in-law Peter and Kostia Parianos, siblings-in-law Joanne (Ed) Samenuk, Chris (Jeannie) Parianos, and Maria (Tim) O'Connell, and several nieces and nephews.

Donations to TMC Funding at https://www.tmcfunding.com/funds/paul-casey-memorial-fund/5323/.

Mass of Christian Burial at St. Albert the Great Church, 6667 Wallings Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM, facial covering required. Please gather directly at church. Interment at All Saints Cemetery, Northfield, OH. Friends may call at the BABITT-BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 9350 RIDGE ROAD, NORTH ROYALTON FROM 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 with social distancing.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to the Casey Family. While Paul and I have lost touch over the years, I still feel a brethren connection to him as we are but a few that have shared the Houska experience. Leading by example, Paul taught me so much about hard work and dedication during my impressionable years. Lessons that carry over to this day and that I've tried to pass on to my family. Paul has had an everlasting impression on my life, and it appears to so many others as well.

Posted by Eric Kimble - Golden, CO - Friend   March 09, 2021

Paul Casey was an excellent coach and mentor. I wrestled for him at North Royalton during his first years as head coach. I am sorry for you family's loss; he will be missed.

Posted by Josh Zifzal - Minot, ND - Student   February 27, 2021

"We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Although we did not know Paul personally
we know the family and can only imagine your loss. Please know that you and the entire
family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourselves".

Posted by Mike and Beth Goodwin - Greensburg, PA - Family Friend   February 25, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Posted by Aaron & Holly Wheeler - Broadview Hts., OH - Teacher   February 22, 2021

My love to Marina, Matthew, Clare, and the Parianos and Casey families. Heaven got a good one in Paul. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead ❤

Posted by Shelly Sopko - Avon, OH - Family Friend   February 20, 2021

To Marina, Matthew, and Claire our hearts break for your loss. Paul was an honest, true, and wonderful soul. As you will miss him, so will we. If you ever need anything, just ask.

Posted by Douglas Henry & Family - Alexandria, VA, VA - Family   February 20, 2021

Was a beautiful Mass with a fitting tribute to Paul. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences along with our thoughts and prayers to Marina, Claire and Matthew as well as to Sue, Howie, Mark and the extended Casey family. Will miss Paul's humor, energy and competitive spirit, especially with brother Mark, at the Lyle family reunions. Sincerely cousin Mark, Linda and the Simmons family.

Posted by Mark Simmons - Lee, NH - Family   February 20, 2021

Paul was a wonderful mentor to my two oldest sons. They are deeply sorrowed by the news of Paul's passing. He will be remembered for all the wonderful things he did for our community and youth. RIP

Posted by Jacquie and Ian Kubicki - Medina, OH - friend   February 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to Marina,Matthew,Claire and the entire Casey and Parianos families. May the Lord give each of you strength during this difficult time is my prayer.

Posted by Andy Daniels - Eight Mile, AL - Acquaintance   February 18, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all of you. Paul was a great guy. I was the secretary in the athletic dept. at Highland High school. I always enjoyed his company

Posted by Terry Pollock - Vancouver, WA - Coworker   February 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss! Paul was such a great guy! So friendly and someone I truly appreciated talking to and having great conversations with! Thoughts and Prayers to the whole Casey family!

Posted by Mike Gibbons - Medina, OH - Coworker   February 18, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the Casey Family. I felt like I knew Paul, for Susan and I have spent many backpacking trips and car camping trips over the years, lots of time to hear of Paul's accomplishments. She is so proud of the life that he created with his love and commitment to his family, friends and sports teams. May he be at peace in the arms of the Lord.

Posted by Ellie and Tom Murphy - Newton, NJ - Friend   February 18, 2021

Independence Wrestling sends its prayers to you in your time of need.Wrestling is a way of life and we are all connected Rest In Peace Paul, God Bless the Casey family.

Posted by Scott Stasek - Independence, OH - Acquaintance   February 18, 2021

To the entire Casey Family---we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paul. He was a true friend and inspiration to us all and we are praying for you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace and be with our Lord and Savior.

Mark & Lisa Breen Family

Posted by Mark Breen - Broadview Heights, OH - Friend   February 18, 2021

I am blessed to have met Coach Casey in High School and will always remember the good memories from helping out with Highland Wrestling and from having him as a substitute teacher randomly. We knew it was going to be a great day when we had Coach Casey as a sub (he once allowed us to go to Steak and Shake to get milkshakes during class LOL). I know all of the wrestlers loved him as a coach and although I never wrestled, he still always supported and followed how I did in track and cross country in both high school and college and I will always appreciate that. I'm glad that we kept in touch after High School and will always cherish the time. The world has lost a truly wonderful guy.

Posted by Natalie Zidd - Medina, OH - Friend   February 18, 2021

I am blessed to have met Coach Casey in High School and will always remember the good memories from helping out with Highland Wrestling and from having him as a substitute teacher randomly. We knew it was going to be a great day when we had Coach Casey as a sub (he once allowed us to go to Steak and Shake to get milkshakes during class LOL). I know all of the wrestlers loved him as a coach and although I never wrestled, he still always supported and followed how I did in track and cross country in both high school and college and I will always appreciate that. I'm glad that we kept in touch after High School and will always cherish the time. The world has lost a truly wonderful guy.

Posted by Natalie Zidd - Medina, OH - Friend   February 18, 2021

Our deepest sympathy with thoughts and prayers for Paul and the extended Casey Family. Paul was always one of our favorite family members and we admired his dedication to his faith, family and friends. We will miss him but know he is surely one of our guardian angels! From Uncle Mike, Aunt Carol and the entire Lyle Family

Posted by Mike and Carol Lyle Lyle - Fair Oaks Ranch, TX - Family   February 18, 2021

I will always remember Paul as a loving person. He was such a joy to his family and we were always happy when we got a chance to see him. I remember him most as a young child when he would come to Quincy to visit with his Mom and Dad and brother, Mark. Sending love and hugs to all who are grieving his loss.

Posted by Betty Guilfoile - Chicago, IL - Family   February 18, 2021

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To all Paul's family , Maria, Matt, Claire and all the family and friends. We would like to express our very sincere sympathy to all Paul's family. He was a coach at Highland Wrestling team when our grandson Adam Kluk wrestled and Paul coached him at State. It is not how we want life to go, but God has different ideas and he is as peace with the Lord. I don't why he died so young but we don't have any answers to why anyone died. God comfort you as all the family grieves and we will be praying for you comfort. Marie and children write him a letter each day of how you feel and you will find comfort from you head, heart , down your arm to you papers. It really helps and lots of tears, but that is part of our grieving process. Love to you all he was a like a son to us. God Bless you all Faye and Dale Curtis

Posted by Faye Curtis - Medina, OH - Friend   February 18, 2021

Even though I did not personally know Paul I know he must have been a wonderful person. I know his Mother and Father and I am sure they will grieve his passing for awhile. My deepest sympathy to Susan and Howie, his wife and children and his entire family. May he rest in God's eternal peace forever.

Posted by Barbara Dechert - Dover, DE - Family Friend   February 18, 2021

I was a High school classmate and friend of Paul's. We lost touch over the years following college but I have always remembered our shenanigans with laughter, he was a kind soul who was always fun to be around. I will hold those memories close knowing how lucky I was to have known him.

Posted by Jason Mastandrea - Sparta, NJ - Friend   February 17, 2021

I'm very sad and sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a great friend to Casey Yackin and the best man at his wedding. Paul was always a very kind person with great smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by so many people.

Posted by Leslie DiVincenzo - Willoughby hills, OH - Friend   February 17, 2021

My family and I are saddened at the news of Paul's passing. We met him many, many years ago ya a wrestling camp and have kept in touch these past 10 years. The world lost a great man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Posted by Susan Scandlon - Wadsworth, OH - Friend   February 17, 2021

I can't believe Paul's gone. He had such a wonderful heart and was so devoted to his family. I'll miss you 'cuz. Be at peace.

Posted by Bob Donovan - Boston, MA - Family   February 17, 2021

The North Royalton Alumni Association extends sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Diana Skorepa - N ROYALTON, OH   February 17, 2021


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I am blessed to have met Coach Casey in High School and will always remember the good memories from helping out with Highland Wrestling and from having him as a substitute teacher randomly. We knew it was going to be a great day when we had Coach Casey as a sub (he once allowed us to go to Steak and Shake to get milkshakes during class LOL). I know all of the wrestlers loved him as a coach and although I never wrestled, he still always supported and followed how I did in track and cross country in both high school and college and I will always appreciate that. I'm glad that we kept in touch after High School and will always cherish the time. The world has lost a truly wonderful guy.
Adam Kluk and Coach Casey
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Natalie Zidd, Adam Kluk, Coach Casey, and Karissa Steffas