OBITUARY: Former Pilot Edward Frederick Kasold, Jr., 71, of Indian Harbour Beach Passed Away Feb. 9
By Space Coast Daily // February 12, 2020
graduated from Air Force Pilot Training, was pilot at Delta Airlines for 26 years
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FLORIDA – Edward Frederick Kasold, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, following a brief illness.
Fondly known as “Rick”, he was a ninth-generation descendant of Jacob Casel of Cronschwitz, Thuringia, Germany. He was born on Dec. 28, 1948 in Munich, Germany of American parents Edward and Louise Kasold.
Rick was baptized in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France. He grew up an Army brat and lived throughout Germany and the U.S.
He graduated from Mercy High School in Riverhead, NY. and received a B.S in Electrical Engineering and a M.S in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
While at Rensselaer, he earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the USAF. He was a Brother in Zeta Psi Fraternity. In 1970 while at school in Troy, NY., he married his wife Sharon Bodnaryk of 49 years.
Rick graduated from Air Force Pilot Training and served in the USAF for over six years attaining the rank of Captain.
In 1978, he started his commercial pilot career at Delta Airlines. After 26 years, he retired from Delta in 2004, as a Captain and Line-Check Pilot on the Boeing 767-400.
Rick is survived by his wife Sharon, his two sons Rick (Stacy) and Brian of Indian Harbour Beach, FL and three grandchildren, Stefan, Gavin, and Braden. Also survived by two brothers, Bruce (Patricia) of Arlington, VA and Craig (Doris) of Tampa, FL.
Calling hours are from 4-6 p.m at Beach Funeral Homes – East on Friday, February 14, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m on Saturday February 15, at Holy Name of Jesus a Roman Catholic Church A1A Indialantic, FL.
Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Palm Bay, FL.
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