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Thomas Joseph Cassise September 12, 1964 - July 13, 2019

U.S. Air Force veteran Thomas Joseph Cassise, 54, victim of a July 9 heart attack, passed on July 13 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven, MS.  A Dearborn, MI, native, Mr. Cassise resided in Horn Lake, MS, since 1995 and was a casino table-games employee, most recently at both Gold Strike and Sam’s Town.  He supported his associates by relentlessly and tirelessly spearheading drives to try to form powerful unions for table-games dealers.

Mr. Cassise was a musician, especially enjoying playing and collecting guitars, and was a music history expert.  A devoted family man, he also loved caring for three household cats.

Mr. Cassise was preceded in death by his wife of twelve years, Regina Doris Wunder.  He leaves his sons William and U.S. Navy Chief Daniel and their wives, respectively, Kalene and Trisha, along with six grandchildren, Alexander, Lillian, Brooklyn, Emma Jo, Madalyn, and Joseph.  In addition, his sister Edna and her husband Douglas Bennett have two sons and four grandchildren.  Mr. Cassise also says goodbye to many friends of his and Doris’s, in particular, Elisabeth Campbell, Bill and Josefina Southall, and Les and Ann Tivers.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Road East Southaven, MS 38671). Memorial donations may be offered to the charity of your choice.


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    Rafe Rosini says

    Sorry for your loss. Tom was truly a good person. I worked with him in Michigan, and we both ended up in Mississippi. He loved being a casino dealer, especially dealing the game of craps. I remember when he was learning craps, he fell in love with the game and all the math that it presented. He was a great guitarist and I had the pleasure of jamming with him a couple of times as well. I only have fond memories of Tom, a truly good person.

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    Erik Wayne Hoogstad says

    My friend Tom and I would enjoy playing our guitars together. At one time we would jam once a week for, fours hours. These sessions with my good friend Tom will be the memories he leaves me for a life time. Stories of our friendship while we were working or jamming will be told over the years.”I love you Tom!” You are in my heart and, you will never be forgotten. Erik.

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    Melody Estus says

    Daniel and William Cassise your family made our days at Grand Forks A.F.B. a lot more fun. It was nice to get to know you. Tommy, Melody, Bradley, Pamela, Andrew and Christopher

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    I am so very sorry to hear about this! He was a genuine and caring person!

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    Alan Le says

    I am very sorry for your loss! We all will miss you, Tom!

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    Melonie Johnson says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have had the privilege working with Tom at Gold Strike.

    My deepest sympathy

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    Ronnie and Kathy Watson says

    We were friends with Tom at Grand Forks AFB, ND.. He was one of our 1st friends there.. Our prayers are with his family and friends..

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