Waste Industry Veteran Cassidy, 61, Dies

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 20, 2014

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Waste Industry Veteran Cassidy, 61, Dies

Long-time waste industry veteran Tom Cassidy died Feb. 7. He was 61.

The Pennsylvania native worked for Caterpillar, Chambers Development, Caron and Rusmar. He had extensive knowledge of heavy equipment, landfill operations and equipment maintenance.

Cassidy also was a U.S. Army veteran.

"Tom was never too busy to take the time to help out a colleague or field person," said Al Sabino of Rutland, Vt.-based Casella Waste Systems Inc., in a statement supplied by the company. "His positive approach will be missed."

He is survived by his wife, Lisa; daughter Colleen Deist; and three grandchildren.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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