Harry B Caspersen

Born: Mon., Dec. 25, 1916
Died: Fri., Nov. 6, 2020


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Harry B. Caspersen, age 103, of North East, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Ball Pavilion. He was born on December 25th, 1916, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Arthur John and Florence (Gehret) Caspersen. Harry graduated from Corry Area High School in 1935 and served in the United States Army National Guard during peace time. Harry was em- ployed by FMC Smith Meters as a shipping clerk for 23 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Westfield Moose Lodge #418 for 30 years, North East F & AM Lodge #399 for over 60 years, Erie Scottish Rite, Lifetime member of the Erie Shriners Club, and served on the Grahamville Cemetery Board. Harry enjoyed playing billiards, competing in the Shriners bowling and golf leagues, and marching in parades in the Shriners band. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Marjorie (Smith) Caspersen, whom he married on May 6, 1939; granddaughter, Patricia Little Betts; grandson, Harry Andrew Baker; and son-in-law, Frank Cerrie. Harry is survived by his daughters, Janice Cerrie of North East, Judy Baker of Florida; grandchildren, Michael Cerrie (Wendy), Jim Cerrie (Angela), Jenise Tobin (Scott), Thomas Little (Natalie); as well as several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Private funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East. Private interment will be held at Grahamville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to North East Community Nurses, 7 Park St., North East or Grahamville Cemetery.

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Karen Ann Tomilin
   Posted Fri November 13, 2020
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your beloved Harry. I knew him from the store at Conrad House. He always came in to say "hi" , to see what was going on, or tell a joke. I will miss seeing him and hearing stories of his pranks or about all the jobs he had or even hearing about his latest wii bowling scores. He was a true gentleman and I feel so blessed to have known him and will miss him dearly. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Raleigh Chesley
   Posted Sat November 14, 2020
Our condolences to the family of Harry, one of the nicest men you could ever meet, he was a wonderful Mason, always willing to help, so very sorry.

Maureen Rizzo
   Posted Mon November 16, 2020
Harry is a very special person to all of us at Brevillier Village. He had many friends and always knew how to put a smile on our faces. He had a special bond with my family, especially, Maddie. They loved to play the Wii bowling together and talk. He will always be near and dear in our hearts. We are grateful for the memories! Love, Maureen, Nick, Maddie & Violet.

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