Cassiday, Arlie D.


Arlie D. Cassiday, 92, who served Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist congregations from 1954 until 1986, died Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Wellbrooke of Wabash in Wabash, IN.

Born October 16, 1923 in St Marys, Ohio to Leo James and Edith (Gorham) Cassiday, Arlie was a 1943 graduate of Wabash High School, received his BS from Manchester University in 1951, and graduated from the United Theological Seminary in 1954. He was a WWII US Navy veteran, and enjoyed building furniture.

Arlie married Verda Spangler in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1953; she died in May of 1983. He then married Patricia (Lazear) Morrison in Pittsburgh, on September 22, 1984.

After graduating from seminary, Arlie was ordained in 1954 and served as a pastor for 32 years in three different charges: Hooverville from 1954-1965; Penns Woods from 1965-1976; and Carnegie from 1976-1986, when he retired from active ministry.  He had the ability to attract people due to his kindness, humble nature, and genuine concern for others. Arlie left the world a better place because of his service to Christ and love for his family.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Cassiday of Wabash; four children, Arlene (Mark) Dullaghan of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lynne (Frank) Montalvo of Valparaiso, Indiana, Darrell Cassiday of White Oak, Pennsylvania, and Amy (John) Maxwell of Fort Wayne; two step daughters, Pamela (Bill) Briston of Pittsburgh,  and Sandra (Ed) Philipp of Saint Louis, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Devon (Dorothy) Cassiday of Oscoda, Michigan, Dean (Phyllis) Cassiday of Liberty Center, Indiana, and Leo (Mila) Cassiday of Wabash.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, Everett Cassiday, and sisters, Jean Ann Cassiday and Jesse Nash.

Funeral services were scheduled for February 24, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash, with Pastor John Cook and Rev. Kurt Freeman officiating. Arrangements were by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service in Wabash.  Graveside services at Chartiers Cemetery in Carnegie, PA were scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, February 26.

The family suggested memorial donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9075 N Meridian St #150, Indianapolis, IN 46260. The memorial guest book for Arlie may be signed at