Dr. Richard G. Cassoff
2021 - 2021
BORN
2021
DIED
2021
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Dr. Richard George Cassoff, 74, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, after succumbing to brain cancer. Born in Hackensack, N.J., Dr. "Rick" Cassoff was a "Pittsburgher" since 1968. He graduated from McGill University and earned a medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, he and Dr. Richard Schollaert founded Internal Medicine Associates in Ambridge, serving patients in the area for 44 years. He was well-liked and admired by his patients, colleagues and staff. Dr. Cassoff was a gifted physician with a friendly nature and delightful sense of humor. He enjoyed many special moments traveling, skiing and playing tennis with his wife, children and granddaughters, who affectionately called him "Poppa." An avid dog lover since childhood, Rick derived great pleasure from the dogs he cared for over the years. He enjoyed golfing with his son and friends, also devoting his time and talents serving on the boards of the Sewickley YMCA and Sewickley Valley Hospital. Dr. Cassoff resided in Edgeworth since 1977. He will forever be cherished by his wife of 49 years, Leslie; his children, Amy, Rachel, Richard Jr. (Geordie) and Brooke; and granddaughters, Julia and Zoe Torn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Warren Cassoff and Marion Cassoff.
Published by Sewickley Herald on Nov. 25, 2021.
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Jack & Dianne Morris
December 5, 2021
My deepest heartfelt condolences to your entire family. Rick was my doctor, my patient, and a dear, dear friend. He also wore the best darn socks of any of my patients in 41 years of practice! I too am deeply saddened!
Dr. Albert R. Nalli, D.P.M.
Work
November 23, 2021
Those who say fences make good neighbors never met Rick Cassoff. From the time he and Leslie moved next door to us in 1977, he was absolutely the nicest neighbor one could ever have. Kind, compassionate, giving and helpful in more ways than we can count. Long after we left Sewickley, we could count on Rick for comforting words and sound advice when we were sick. He and Leslie invited us to join them on vacations and warmly welcomed us and our children when returning for a visit. It was a blessing to have them as neighbors for eight years and to keep them in our hearts as close friends thereafter. A favorite memory was putting out luminaria on our shared driveway and down Maple Lane on Christmas eve. Rain, snow, bitter cold, it didn´t matter, we would put out the paper bags and light the candles. Forty years later we could still count on a call from Rick on Christmas eve wishing us a Merry Christmas and saying that he was continuing the tradition. May that light forever shine for you in heaven. Rick. Our sympathies are with Leslie, Amy, Rachel, Geordie and Brooke.
Jack & Dianne Morris
Friend
November 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to his family. He was a very special guy.He was such a kind doctor and thought highly of.Both my mother and I cried when we found out about his passing away.We love you and truly miss you Dr. Cassoff.God Bless you for all the years you took care of us.
Michelle Acon
November 18, 2021
Our sincere condolences to Leslie and Family. Rick was a good friend from Medical School and the N.J. Wedding we all enjoyed at graduation!! We caught up a few times playing paddle and tennis through the years. I owe him a debt of gratitude for taking care of my Beaver County family. Rest in Peace Rick Bunny and Bob
Robert W Bragdon MD
November 17, 2021
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Cassoff. He was such a Compassionate and Caring Doctor and Friend. He will be greatly missed by ALL who loved him. Prayers and Love to His Family.
Rachael and Jackie Clements
November 17, 2021
Dr. Cassoff was a dedicated physician who treated his patients with kindness and respect. I felt confident in his care for over 20 years. My sympathies to the family, he will certainly be missed.
Ed Finamore
November 17, 2021
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