Brian Richard Casey of Seattle, Washington, passed away in his sleep and at peace on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, two days before Thanksgiving from natural causes at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, and their three children, Karen, (Terry Burke) Chris (Lisa Casey) and Kelly (Dan Steen) as well as four grandchildren, Sean, Matthew, Bonnie and Tyler.
Brian was born, June 9, 1939, in Burns, Oregon, to Margaret and John Casey. They moved to Portland, Oregon, when Brian was four and lived there until he was married in 1963.
He attended Central Catholic high school, and went on to the University of Santa Clara and University of Oregon law school. He also became an Eagle Scout while in high school
Brian practiced law for 10 years at his father’s law firm before going into sales while working with Lou Tice of Pacific Institute in Seattle, Washington. Peggy and Brian moved their three children to Seattle and gradually phased out of Pacific Institute in 1994. In November, 1994 with permission of Archbishop Thomas Murphy of the archdiocese of Seattle, set up Good News Ministries of Seattle, a nonprofit charitable corporation for purposes of facilitating parish mission work throughout the country. He wrote a book, ”Our Walk in His Footsteps,” and made recordings of his parish sessions. He also served on the board of regents for the university of Portland. Brian had been growing in his spiritual life for quite a few years when he began to feel the Lord calling him into full ministry.
Due to Covid there will be no formal funeral service until this summer when there will be a gathering at Cannon Beach, Oregon. An open funeral will be held in Seattle this spring.
Please share memories of Brian and condolences with his family on the tribute wall, located above.
Arrangements Entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Brian Richard Casey, please visit our floral store.