Funeral services set for former Homewood trustee Joe Casella

Joseph F. Casella, who served on the Homewood Village Board from June 2008 to April 2011, died Thursday, Feb. 4. He was 60.

Joseph Casella

A wake for Mr. Casella will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Tews-Ryan Funeral Home, 18230 Dixie Highway. Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home and proceed to St. Joseph Church for a 10 a.m. mass of Christian burial.

Mr. Casella, a resident of Orland Park, retired from the Homewood Fire Department with the rank of lieutenant/paramedic. He had been serving as fire inspector for the communities of Minooka and Channahon. He was the owner of Casella Construction Co.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia; children, Lindsey Parker Kraft and Christopher C.J. Parker; brothers John and Francis; and sisters Catherine Alsassa and Christine Shull.

Donations in his name can be made to the Homewood Veterans Commission.

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