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Dr. Christopher Whalen CaseyJune 22, 1957 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 60)
SPICEWOOD, TX – Dr. Christopher Whalen Casey, 60, died Sunday, November 5, 2017 in the embrace of his family after a long illness. Born in Albany, NY he was the son of Marylin McCauley Casey and the late Dr. Thomas V. Casey. He was the loving husband of 32 years of Kathryn V. Casey, his high school sweetheart.
Christopher graduated from Troy High before attending Hamilton College where he earned a degree in Chemistry. Prior to post-graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Christopher took an adventurous bicycle tour from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. Christopher went on to join the United States Air Force. While actively serving his country, he learned to serve his community, obtaining a Doctorate of Medicine from Albany Medical College (Class of 1984). Continuing his service in the Air Force, Captain Casey completed his residency at Wright - Patterson Air Force Base. He was awarded an ACC Fellowship while directing the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Wilford Hall in San Antonio, TX during Operation Desert Shield / Storm. Before honorable discharge with the rank of Major, Christopher was distinguished with several decorations including the “Air Force Achievement Medal,” “National Defense Service Medal,” and “Air Force Longevity Service Medal.”
Dr. Christopher Casey’s career as an interventional cardiologist was exemplified by an extraordinary commitment to service. Dr. Casey was a certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases; American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology; and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Casey’s notable career included working as Chief Interventional Cardiologist with The Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas for nearly two decades, service as a primary investigator for a multiple of coronary stent clinical trials, and a position as a Staff Interventional Cardiologist for the Baptist Health System until his retirement in 2013.
Dr. Casey was a caring and supportive husband, loving father of four children, respected cardiologist and firm believer in the value of hard work and a good education.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn; and four children, Megan E., Laura K., Ryan C., and Katherine P. Casey; Mother Marylin McCauley Casey, and brothers, Matthew P. (Michele) Casey, Thomas V. (Elizabeth) Casey, II, Stephen M. (Ellen) Casey, and Andrew M. (Barbara) Casey.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 4-7 PM.
Funeral service will be held Monday, November 13, at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy, NY, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Randall Patterson, Pastor.
Military Interment will follow at noon at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Dr. Casey may be sent to the charity of ones choice.