Jerry Brant Caseman, 1940-2022

Jerry Brant Caseman (Commander, USN Ret.), 81, formerly of Purcellville, VA died Friday, August 26, 2022, at Inova Lansdowne Hospital in Leesburg, VA.

He was born on December 8, 1940 in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Morgan B. and Pauline (Fowler) Caseman.

Jerry attended Wellsburg High School and graduated from West Liberty State College in 1962. He taught school for one year at Edgewood Middle School in Weirton, WV, and then joined the American Trucking Association in Washington D.C.

In 1964, he completed Officer Candidate School with the US Navy at Pensacola, FL. After a year at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, where he learned to speak fluent Vietnamese, Jerry’s initial tours involved Vietnam assignments aboard the USS Midway, Enterprise, and Forrestal. Jerry’s military career as a Naval intelligence officer spanned 22 years and included work for the Naval Security Group and National Security Agency while stationed in San Miguel, Philippines; Nicosia, Cyprus; Athens, Greece; Norfolk, VA; Fort Meade, MD; Adak, AK; and at the Pentagon. For exceptional service to his country, Jerry was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Defense Superior Service Medal.

Jerry retired from the Navy as a Commander in 1986 and began a career in business development in the defense sector, utilizing his skills coordinating activities and connecting people. He continued his involvement in the military intelligence community as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Military Intelligence Association.

Jerry enjoyed chess, tennis, cycling and especially singing. He sang for many years with the choir at Harmony United Methodist Church in Hamilton, VA, as well as with the Old Dominion Chorus. Most recently, he was excited about the choir he had joined at the Hessler Heights community. Jerry loved all kinds of music and will be fondly remembered for his beautiful voice.

Above all, Jerry loved and cared for his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Sally (Mathieson) Caseman whom he married on July 11, 1964, his three beloved daughters and devoted sons-in-law, Susan and Don Loveday of Roanoke, VA, Beth Caseman and Stuart Bowen of Round Hill, VA, and Polly and Bryan Hughes of Leesburg, VA, and 10 grandchildren he was immensely proud of: Tom, Nick, and Caroline Loveday; Elise, Dane, and Graeme Bowen; and Carly, Casey, Colin, and Caleb Hughes. It was one of Jerry’s greatest joys to be involved in and support the lives of the many young people he loved and knew: grandsons and granddaughters, nephews, nieces, and friends of his daughters. He loved to attend the games and school plays, give advice on winning and losing gracefully, and modeled generally how to be a good human being. Jerry also leaves behind four close brothers: Lynn (Milli) Caseman of MIddlebourne, WV, Kent Caseman (Martine Swain) of Atlanta, GA, Paul David (Patty) Caseman of Phoenix, AZ, and Chris (Nancy) Caseman of Dumfries, VA; sisters-in-law Alice (David) Javersak of Wheeling, WV, and Mary Beth Harvey of Wellsburg, WV; and multiple nieces and nephews. V

isitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church in Hamilton, VA with Reverend Debra Lucas and Reverend Paul David Caseman officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road, N.E., Leesburg, VA 20176, (703) 777-1414.

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