William A Cassidy PhD

Born: Tue., Jan. 3, 1928
Died: Wed., Mar. 25, 2020


Memorial Service to be held at a later date


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William A. Cassidy PhD, 92, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania passed peacefully surrounded by his family on March 25, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly Cassidy, daughters Shauna Cassidy Frantz and Laura Cassidy and son-in-law George Hoffman. Preceded in death by his son Brian Cassidy. Proud grandfather of Cameron Frantz, Evan Schall, Ryan Schall, and Julie Cassidy. Bill was a World War II Veteran and Fulbright scholar. He worked as a geology professor at the University of Pittsburgh for over 30 years where he led extensive field investigations at the Campo del Cielo crater field in Argentina. He also established a successful research program called ANSMET (Antarctic Search for Meteorites), where he led fifteen field expeditions in Antarctica that recovered thousands of meteorites. Memorial services are postponed until later this summer.
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Cindy Morris
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Thinking of my friend I miss him today already

Nancy Closky
   Posted Fri March 27, 2020
Bev and family,
My condolences on your loss of Bill.
My deepest sympathy.

Nancy Closky

Michael Wagner
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
My deepest condolences to Bill’s family. I worked with Bill in the late 90’s and will always be thankful for the opportunity. He was always generous with his time and wisdom, and I appreciated the support he gave our research. And of course I’ll never forget the Antarctic experience made possible by his incredible efforts. Rest in piece, Bill.

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