John Casey

December 24, 1942 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 78)


John Casey,  Retired Northeastern Faculty Member Age 78, of Cambridge, MA, died Dec. 31 of a stroke. John grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and received his BS degree from Boston College in mathematics where he was in the Honors Program. He did graduate Ph.D. work in mathematics at Brown University. He retired from the faculty of the College of Computer Science at Northeastern University. John was pivotal as a key member of the foundational group forming a College of Computer Science at Northeastern. He was also pivotal in designing and programming the courses for the new computer science programs. Based on his contributions, the President of the University invited John to be a member of the faculty to visit China in 1980 to open up educational exchanges between Chinese universities and Northeastern. John had tremendously wide knowledge about many topics, talked very fast, and was lots of fun to be with. He had a clever and irreverent sense of humor, and was very quick and funny. John loved to travel and traveled around the world in 1975, living in Australia, and traveling to Bali, a jungle in Sri Lanka, and to game parks in Africa while living in a VW beetle. His memorial will be at a later date.

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