Date of Birth March 18, 1951
Date Deceased April 4, 2020
Hometown Savona
Home State N.Y.

Bourke N. Casey

SAVONA – Bourke N. Casey, 69, formerly of Savona, passed away Saturday morning (Apr. 4, 2020) at Corning Hospital.

Born in North Hornell on March 18, 1951 he was a son of the late Walter and Edith Elizabeth (DeVore) Casey. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline (Rathbun) Casey in 2014; one brother, James Casey of Corning and his beloved chocolate lab, Zoey, who was his best friend and companion, who died one day after Bourke.

Bourke grew up in Canisteo and was a graduate of Canisteo Central School where he excelled in basketball. He was also a former resident of Wellsville and has resided in Savona for about 25 years.

He was employed as an electrician with the IBEW #139 Electrical Union in Elmira from 1983 until his retirement in 2015.

Bourke was an avid Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan and loved Syracuse basketball; he also enjoyed fishing and camping for over 30 years at the Hickory Hill Campground in Bath.

His family includes one daughter, Kari (Kyle) Fisher of Avoca; one step daughter, Autumn (Shawn) Dean of Tioga, Pa.; five grandchildren, Baleigh, Gavin, Olivia, Steven and Carissa; as well as two sisters, Sandy and Carol.

The Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to serve the family of Bourke N. Casey.

To honor his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron St., Bath, N.Y. 14810.

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3 Responses

  1. Bourke — you were a good man and great friend. You were soft-spoken in voice but strong in spirit. It was an honor to have you as a friend.

  2. I worked with Bourke here and there a few times since 2000, we always had a great time. He was a wealth of knowledge. He had a way of taking all of life’s complexities and simplifying it so that a young and dumb apprentice like me could understand. He entrusted me with tools I use everyday and I’m proud to carry his legacy in my box. I’m sad to say that I’d been out of touch since he retired. I wish I would’ve stopped by every time I said I should. Thanks for all the conversations and soda-pops, you will be missed.

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