2012 Howard Cassaday
Howard L Cassaday Honored for Faithful Service
Howard, affectionately known as Hoppy, was honored at the choir's annual Cantata Luncheon on December 23, 2012.
Here are a few things that we learned about this fascinating pastor and musician.
*Born in 1924 – 88 years old
*Hometown Elmer where he was active in church and SS.
*Father worked for the Elmer Times
*Sixth grade played saxophone & clarinet the in the Community Band
*High School played trombone and baritone horn in the Dance Band
*Later played in the Bridgeton Owenized Band and Bass Drum in the Red White and Blue Band
*Studied Chemical Engineering at Drexel University.
*Worked at Owens Illinois in Bridgeton and later Kimbal Glass in *Vineland as a plant engineer in the scientific division.
*Married Grace in 1948.
*Attended small Methodist church on 4th Street in Vineland which was without a minister.
*Howard felt called to step up to be their pastor.
*Later would go on to study for full time ministry Crozier Seminary and later Eastern Baptist Seminary.
*Would go on to serve 20 years in active ministry and 15 years of part time ministry.
*Served in Vineland, Bridgeton, Newport, Trenton and Tom's River.
Sang in choirs in many of these churches.
Here is a link to the South Jersey News article:'