Peter Cassavaugh

Peter Cassavaugh, 81, of Bloomingdale, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid.

He was born in Saranac Lake on Sept. 21, 1936, the son of William Percy and Agnes (Pearson) Cassavaugh. He married Sandra Beyrle in AuSable Forks on Dec. 29, 1973. She predeceased him on April 8, 2016.

Peter was a life-resident of the area and graduated from Saranac Lake High School. He worked for North Country Community College in the maintenance department for 17 years, and for Dr. Brown at the animal hospital for several years. Peter loved to spend time with his family, chop wood, sing little tunes and jig to fiddle music. He also loved his boxer dogs, especially the one named Patsy.

Peter is survived by his daughter Melissa Cascio (Andre) of Highland; two brothers: Tom (Mary Lou) Cassavaugh of Bloomingdale, and John Cassavaugh of Lenor, North Carolina; one sister, Patricia Lisak of New City; two grandchildren, Evan and Sophia Cascio; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews that he loved very much.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents; a brother James Cassavaugh; and three sisters: June Boomhower, Catherine Rascoe and Luella Willis.

Calling hours will be held frmo 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake, with a funeral service taking place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at St. Paul’s Church in Bloomingdale with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. Burial will take place in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bloomingdale in the Spring.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Peter’s memory can make them out to the Make-A-Wish of Western NC in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Family and friends can also sign the online guest book and share their memories at