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George Michael Kassander

Kassander George obit pic

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 10, 2021

St. Clement Catholic Church

KASSANDER, George M., 77 (Casey) of Upper Yoder Township, passed away July 3, 2021 at the VA James E Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona. Born April 30, 1944, in Johnstown, he was the son of the late George and Julia (Chorick) Kassander. He was preceded in death by sister Judith A. Robson. Survived by his wife, Lynn A. (Lugar), whom he married in 1978; children, Dara L. married to Donald Dodson, of Virginia and Brettt M. married to the former Jennifer Kreps of Lincoln University, PA. Grandchildren are Devin Dodson and Jaxson Kassander. Also survived by brother James Kassander, and wife Evelyn (Rheel), along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Navy Vietnam War Veteran, he served aboard air craft carrier, USS Bonn Homme Richard, CVA-31. George was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. and as a prison guard at the Somerset Corrections Institute. George had a love for Deer hunting and fishing. He was also an avid Pittsburgh Penguin and Steelers fan. At George’s request there will be no visitation. George was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 11am Saturday July 10, officiated by Father William E. Rosenbaum, Pastor. Interment at Grandview Cemetery with Military Honors will be held immediately after the funeral service. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs General Post Fund., at, or to St Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The family wishes to extend sincere appreciation and gratitude for the medical care given to George by the VA Medical Hospital in Oakland and the James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at


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