Word has been received of the July 2016 death of Nathan Casement, a former Grace Brethren pastor in the Dayton, Ohio, area, who was instrumental in the beginning of Dayton Christian Schools in the mid-1960s. His obituary appears below.
Nathan Casement, age 83 of Dayton, Ohio, formerly Barrington, Ill., went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Nathan proudly served in the United States Naval reserve. He was a graduate of Jamestown High School in New York and the Bob Jones University class of 1954. Nathan was the Associate Pastor at Christian Tabernacle for three years and the Senior Pastor at Patterson Park Brethren Church for 11 years, where he founded Dayton Christian Schools in 1963. For 24 years Nathan enjoyed a successful career in religious, group travel and later operated Michal’s Jewelry store in Barrington, Ill., for 27 years before his retirement in 2006. Nathan is survived by two brothers, Brasi Casamento of Jamestown, N.Y., Sam Casamento of California, and four daughters, Martha Carroll and husband Charles,of Dayton, Ohio, Marcia Casamento of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Madelyn Stusek and husband Mark of Dayton, Ohio, and Michal Casement of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and eight grandchildren: Christy Reno and husband Curtis, Charles Carroll, Jr. and wife Amy, Micah Carroll and wife Jordan, Jenny Baldwin and husband Joel of S.C., Noah Stusek and wife Holly, Mark Stusek and wife Angela, Melinda Piligian and husband Christopher, of Calif., Michelle Posthumus of Calif. and 17 great grandchildren. We ask that Donations in his honor be made to either Dayton Christian Schools or Hospice of Dayton. Services were held Monday July 18 at Tobias Funeral Home 5471 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, Ohio, with Charles Carroll, Jr. officiating. Burial follow at David’s Cemetery, 4600 Mad River Rd. in Dayton, Ohio.