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Edward Nelson Cassada

Edward Nelson Cassada passed away from an apparent heart attack at the residence he shared with his wife and life-long partner, Jacquelin Culpepper “Jackie” Cassada, in Barboursville on Nov. 30, 2018.

He spent his final day helping neighbors clear downed trees and retrieve a bull that had strayed. The actions of his final day on earth tell the story of Ed’s life — he was always there to help a friend or family member in need.

A devoted husband, son, brother and uncle, Ed is survived by his wife, Jacquelin Culpepper Cassada; his mother, Marjorie Gardner Cassada; his sister, Janice Anne Ferry, his brothers, Hugh Bible Cassada Jr. and Alan Brian Cassada; his nieces, Emi Ferry Navolio, Meri Ellen Ferry Lynott, Hilary Eileen Cassada; his nephew, Alan Michael (“Chip”) Cassada; his great-niece, Nora Margaret Lynott; and his great-nephew, Brennan Michael Lynott.

He will be cremated by Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests donations to The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979; The American Cancer Society, 1445 Rio Road E. #104, Charlottesville, VA 22901; Stony Point Fire Department, 3827 Stony Point Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911; Albemarle County Police, 1600 5th St. Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22902; your local food bank or homeless shelter, Habitat for Humanity or other charity of your choice.