Joseph T. Cassar

October 30, 1931 - April 25, 2013
Joseph T. Cassar


Joseph Theodore Cassar, age 81, long time resident of Alpine, NJ until taking up residence in Wilmington, NC, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Joseph started as a charter accountant in Madrid, Spain, he then moved to North Africa to work for Rogers Exploration, Inc., followed by International Comptroller for Sinclair Med. Pet. Co. In 1969, Sinclair Oil brought him to the US; Sinclair merged with Atlantic Ridgefield and moved to Los Angeles, Joe chose to stay in the Northeast. He continued his career with Hess Shipping, then Burma Oil as Vice President of finance and was instrumental in contract negotiations for natural liquid gas. Burma Oil relocated to London, Joe chose to stay in the US and work as an independent consultant for World Bank.

Joe loved to travel, following the stock market, and spending time with his family.

Joe was the beloved husband of Julia, the cherished father of Kim Karach and her husband John, Nora Cassar, and Irene Whelan and her husband Kevin; the adored grandfather of Joseph, James, Christopher, Kelsey, Jessie, Dylan and his predeceased granddaughter Erin; the great-grandfather of Alexa and Victoria; the loving brother of Mary, Teresa and her husband Armando and predeceased sister Virginia; and uncle to Sarah, Julia, Lisa, Theresa, Louisa, Vivian, Selina and Antonio.
He will be missed and remembered for his warm smile and loving demeanor.

There will be a private service at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

A memorial service will be held in NJ later this spring.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • November 24, 2013
    pam daniels says:
    Dear Julia, I'm so sorry for your loss of Joe. please e-mail me when you can i'd love to say hello to you--you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Pam (miles st.)

  • May 02, 2013
    Selina Gardner says:
    Dear Aunty Julie, Kim, Nora, Irene and family, All our thoughts are with you. We have been very sad to hear of my uncle's passing. He will always be thought of and remembered fondly and with much love. Aunty Julie, both Stuart and I will always treasure the one time both you and uncle Joe, came to visit us in our old house. It meant so much to us, to have just had the one time, with only the two of you. Since moving house, I hadn't unpacked photos and whilst looking yesterday, the very first photo I pulled out was one of both you and uncle Joe, which you had sent us. You are both now sitting next to George, on my mantel in my bedroom! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Godbless you and Godbless Uncle Joe. All our love, Selina, Stuart and George. xxx

  • May 03, 2013
    Lynnette D'Errico says:
    Julia and family I am sorry I had not responded sooner. I am so glad I was able to see Joe laugh,smile and joke before he left us. Julia I am here, call me when you need me. Love Lynnette, God Bless you All !!!

  • May 03, 2013
    Shannon Whitaker says:
    Dear Mrs. Cassar, We are so sorry for your loss of Mr. Cassar. We enjoyed what time we had with him (and you). Our prayers and thoughts are with you. New Hanover Ultrasound Department