ForeverMissed
With great sadness and grief we announce that David Alan Casey, age 68, of Wittmann, AZ, passed away peacefully on April 12th, 2021. David spent the last three months of his life under the compassionate care of Amy’s Assisted Living where he succumbed to the rapid complications of dementia.

David is survived by his loving wife of 48 years; Diane, and his three children, Jennifer Casey of Wittmann AZ; Beth Sabala and her husband Nicholas of Richardson TX; and Sean Casey and his wife Sarah of Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by his grandchildren Caelan and Kaecee Sabala; and his sisters-in-law, Maureen Casey, Nancy Bergevin, Linda Bergevin, Carol Snapp, plus their families, cousins, aunts, and other family members. David was preceded in death by his parents James and Juanita Casey and his brother Stephen.

David was born in Hanford, California. The family moved to Chula Vista, CA where he met his wife Diane Bergevin. They later built their own home in El Cajon, CA, and continued to live there until they moved to Wittmann, AZ in 2019. David graduated from Western State Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate and then was admitted to the California Bar in 1990. David opened his own law office where he practiced Family Law and Bankruptcy.

David was adventurous and loved to live life to the fullest. David enjoyed taking his family on road trips, especially to National Parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, White Sands, Tetons, Glacier National Park, Mount Rushmore, Pikes Peak, Grand Canyon, Mount Lassen, Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, just to name a few. The vacations included experiences such as jetboating, whitewater rafting, steam train rides, museum tours, and an abundance of hiking, including up a volcano, across a glacier and even into mines and lava tubes!

David was fond of going on cruises with his wife Diane and loved sharing photos and stories of their adventures. They voyaged to wherever the ship would take them, such as sightseeing on glaciers in Alaska, volcanoes in Hawaii, snorkeling at various ports of calls including Honduras, Columbia, Belize, Panama (including a trip through the canal), and several other destinations. David enjoyed sharing their experiences of going parasailing, ziplining, and tasting the authentic food and experiencing the local culture on each trip.

David was an aviation enthusiast. He shared his passion with his family and took them to air shows and aerospace museums. This propelled him to pursue and obtain his private pilot’s license and fulfill his dream of owning a plane. David was an avid amateur astronomer. He was proud of his large telescope and shared the joy of star gazing. He enjoyed watching NASA rocket and space shuttle launches. David’s competitive nature would often turn any family gathering into game night. His favorites were Scrabble, Monopoly, and Risk. Amongst his other hobbies were playing his Les Paul guitar, painting pictures, and gardening.

David will be remembered for his love of his family, sense of adventure, and for all of the priceless moments that live on in the memories of those who were blessed to have him in their lives.



Posted by Caelan Sabala on April 25, 2021
I remember the time that he and grandma took me and my sister on a road trip from Texas to California. I will never forget the sites we saw like bryce canyon, white sand dunes and caves. I will also never forget the laughs we shared as we were being chased by storms and trying new foods. He will forever be missed :)
Posted by Beth Sabala on April 25, 2021
Where do you start when you lose a parent?  My dad would say "life's not fair" if we started complaining.  Dementia is not fair.  Everytime you see someone you are saying goodbye, a little piece each time.  It is in our memories they will live on.  My dad gave us so many great memories. I will miss my dad's competitive side and sense of adventure.  When playing games he wouldn't play easy, but it made us better players.  He loved traveling and always had a camera. He loved sharing stories about his adventures.  My dad had a work-hard/play-hard mindset.  It reminds us to strive for these adventures, to share them with the ones you love, and to live life to the fullest.  My dad was always ready to travel.  His final words were "I am ready to go."  While he set off on his final adventure his "wings were ready, but our hearts were not."
Posted by Kaylene Waite on April 24, 2021
David was always so helpful and gracious.  I will always remember his smile and the experiences he shared. Always could see his love for his wife and family. I remember his love for photography and cherish the pictures he took of the girls. Am thankful to have known him and for all the help he provided. May he live on through his family and all his memories cherished.
Posted by David-Diane Casey on April 23, 2021
I want to thank all of our friends and family for the outpouring of love and sympathy for the loss of our David. The thoughts you have shared meant a lot to me and the family. His memories are alive in our hearts. I will carry them with me always. He gave us a multitude of experiences. Most of all, he gave me the three most amazing children who will carry on his legacy. Their strength these past few weeks is the best sign I could have that David is still here with us in spirit. As heartbroken as I am today, I am equally grateful. Even in these last few months of darkness and the saddest moment of his passing, I know how lucky I have been to have experienced his love of life and living it to the fullest. I am grateful for every minute we had. As I put the love of my life at rest, it was only his body. His spirit and his soul are still with us. It lives on in the stories and condolences that have been shared by those whom David has touched their lives and in the love that is visible in the eyes of our family and friends. Things will never be the same, but the world is better for the years my beloved husband lived. I will miss him dearly. 

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Posted by Caelan Sabala on April 25, 2021
I remember the time that he and grandma took me and my sister on a road trip from Texas to California. I will never forget the sites we saw like bryce canyon, white sand dunes and caves. I will also never forget the laughs we shared as we were being chased by storms and trying new foods. He will forever be missed :)
Posted by Beth Sabala on April 25, 2021
Where do you start when you lose a parent?  My dad would say "life's not fair" if we started complaining.  Dementia is not fair.  Everytime you see someone you are saying goodbye, a little piece each time.  It is in our memories they will live on.  My dad gave us so many great memories. I will miss my dad's competitive side and sense of adventure.  When playing games he wouldn't play easy, but it made us better players.  He loved traveling and always had a camera. He loved sharing stories about his adventures.  My dad had a work-hard/play-hard mindset.  It reminds us to strive for these adventures, to share them with the ones you love, and to live life to the fullest.  My dad was always ready to travel.  His final words were "I am ready to go."  While he set off on his final adventure his "wings were ready, but our hearts were not."
Posted by Kaylene Waite on April 24, 2021
David was always so helpful and gracious.  I will always remember his smile and the experiences he shared. Always could see his love for his wife and family. I remember his love for photography and cherish the pictures he took of the girls. Am thankful to have known him and for all the help he provided. May he live on through his family and all his memories cherished.
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Shared by Kaecee Sabala on April 24, 2021
My favorite memory with my grandpa was when we traveled across from Texas to California  where we stopped at many places and made many fun and happy memories. He was such amazing person and he was gone way too soon. I miss you grandpa  <3