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Edmund Francis Cass, Jr.

June 1, 2022

Edmund Francis Cass, Jr., 88, of Lynchburg passed away peacefully on June 1, 2022.   Ed was born on March 16, 1934 in New York, NY to Edmund and Louise Cass. He was a graduate of St. John’s University.

Ed had a long career in life insurance, including being Vice President of Sales at First Colony Life. After retiring, Ed taught at Holy Cross HS.

Throughout his life, Ed was a devout Catholic and a man of deep faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 65 years and obtained the level of Fourth Degree Knight.

Ed was a hospice volunteer for 12 years, as well as a volunteer for Lynchburg General and Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Sally; daughters, Donna M. White (Will) and Susan M. Koors (Joe); son, Chris and daughter-in-law, Susan. Ed is also survived by sisters, Barbara O’Brien and Dorinda Burrell; as well as nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John; sons, Ed, III and Dennis.

A funeral mass will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. There will be a visitation preceding the service at 4:00 p.m.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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The Beltran and Cornelius families wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Cass family. It was evident to all who met him that Mr. Cass (Ed) was a devout Catholic and family man. He was a humorous, warm and welcoming family friend. We felt he was always there for us if needed. Ed will be greatly missed. May he rest in God’s eternal love and peace.

Posted by Pam Cornelius on June 5, 2022

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