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

Betty Hedjazi
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Sorry for your loss. But, think of the happy times with him. Rejoice in your family’s love.

Van v& Phyllis Smith
   Posted Sun March 29, 2020
Shauna, Cam, & Julie,
So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are5 with you & your family.

Van & Phyllis Smith

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.

Faivovich & Goldberg
   Posted Wed April 01, 2020
With great sorrow we receive the news of Bill passing away. We met Bill 15 years ago in Buenos Aires, at a conference about Campo del Cielo. We were just starting a research project about this meteorite fall, but from the field of the arts. Shortly after, we were in Campo del Cielo witnessing Bill’s work. He was very open towards our perspective and generous with his time. Our relation evolved both as an art-science collaboration and as a friendship. We also had the chance to meet his family on different occasions and grew a relationship that we hope will endure.

In short, Bill was an inspiration, a mentor and will always be in our hearts.

Guille and Nico

Chris Koeberl
   Posted Sun April 05, 2020
Dear Bev and Family,
Bill was an inspiration and I will never forget the field work on meteorites in Antarctica together. His work was very important for meteorite science and he is fondly remembered by a large community. Also, he was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. He will certainly be missed.

Roman Kyshakevych
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
My condolences. I was Dr Cassidy's TA at Pitt during my graduate days. I always had a great respect for Dr. Cassidy as a person, a teacher, and as a scientist.

Gretchen Pence Shires
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Aunt Bev,
I just found your address and thought I would send you a note. I looked up Bill's name and saw that he passed away March 25. Though we have not been in touch, I remember how close you were to my Mom. I also remember you caring for us when Mom was in the hospital. You were so kind to us. Sending you my heartfelt condolence. Love, Gretchen

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