John Kershaw Cassidy, age 78, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 20, 2021 with his family by his side at UPMC Hamot.

On August 7, 1982 he married the former Kathy Frankenberry, she survives. Also surviving are 8 children; Sondra, Debbie(Adam), Steven(Michele), Brian(Tobie), Jon(Melissa), Mike, Amanda(Dave) and Julia, 5 sisters; Helen, Sue, Lee, MaryAnn, Michele, a brother; Charles, 14 grandchildren Christina, Scott, Jimmy, Katie, Tara, Brandon, Tayler, Kailah, Peyton, Olivia, Aiden, Brady, Alex, Finn and 4 great grandchildren Hannah, Colin, Sloan, and Jacob.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Thomas and George. John was a machinist by trade and retired from sales in the tool & die industry with hobbies including fishing on his river, discussing politics and current events, sipping his morning coffee with the birds, reading westerns, always bringing humor into any conversation and was a crazy storyteller. He loved following his children's adventures and accomplishments.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 2:00-4:00pm in Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown. A time of sharing and telling stories for family and friends will begin in the funeral home at 4:00pm. The sharing service will also be available via live-stream on this page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cassidy family and mailed to 3537 S. River Dr., Jamestown, PA 16134.



  1. Larry Larry
    June 22, 2021    

    Goodbye John. I will miss talking with you and seeing you ride your lawn mower as well as sitting by the river. Thanks for being in my life. I was always told that the day you die is more important to God than the day you were born. This saying has sustained me when I lost my loved ones. May God comfort Kathy and all the kids.

  2. Diane Mowery Diane Mowery
    June 22, 2021    

    He certainly was a story teller.
    Going to miss your smile and humor.
    Love you and your family.

  3. Tom Mowery Tom Mowery
    June 23, 2021    

    John was a great guy. Always enjoyed
    talking to him.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    June 23, 2021    

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Cassidy family. So sorry for your loss, but we here at Farmers Insurance in the Policy Service Department love the family and we are here for you all. Sondra Cassidy was my supervisor here at Farmers. Once again, my deepest condolences go out to your family.

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