Elmer Michael Casey Jr.

September 6, 1943 - June 2, 2021

Obituary

Colonel (Ret.) Elmer Michael (Mike) Casey, Jr. MD, age 77, died on Wednesday June 2 at Madigan Army Hospital as a result of complications due to COVID-19.

Beloved husband of 45 years to Linda E. Casey, devoted brother of Laurette Alkidas of Rochester Hills, MI, James Casey of Tacoma, WA and David Casey of Costa Rica; fond uncle of Laura, Alex, Marisa, Lianne, Kristy, Marina, Michael and David Lee.

Mike was born and raised in the Chicago, IL area and attended West Point Military Academy from 1964-1967 and served as a Signal Corps Officer in Vietnam (1967-1968). Upon returning from Vietnam, Mike attended Loyola School of Medicine College obtaining his MD in 1973.  Mike also attended and graduated from the ICAF (Industrial College of Armed Force) in Washington DC in 1981.

Mike served in the US Army for over 30 years as a Flight Surgeon/Prevention Medicine Officer with more than 10 tours of duty including other roles such as Deputy Commander of Madigan Medical Center at Ft Lewis WA, Commander Womack Army Hospital Ft Bragg NC and 18th Medcom Commander, Seoul, South Korea.

During his Army career, Mike obtained numerous commendations including: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, completion of US Army Ranger School training and Flight Surgeon for the US Army Silver Eagles.

Mike was a member of St. Theresa RC Church in Federal Way, WA as well as member/sponsor  of the Seattle Theater and Music community and an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, being a seasoned ticket holder for >20 years.

Mike’s legacy of accomplishments and devotion to country, God and family will be missed by all that knew and served under him.

Mike will be remembered and his life celebrated in future commemorative services at St. Theresa RC Church in Federal Way, WA and Tahoma Military Cemetery in Kent, WA.

The family requests that memorial gifts be made in support of lymphoma research at UW Medicine. Checks should be made payable to the “UW Foundation-Lymphoma Program” and mailed to: UW Foundation, Box 359505, Seattle, WA 98195. Please indicate that the gift is in memory of Dr. Mike Casey or you may make a gift online at  https://online.gifts.washington.edu/peer2peer/campaign/lymphoma-research.”

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Sue Scott
Sue Scott
9 days ago

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Worked with him in Preventive Medicine at MAMC while he was I Corps Surgeon and Commander at MAMC.

Matt Martin
Matt Martin
9 days ago

such a loss to his family, and the Madigan family

Diane Carroll
Diane Carroll
9 days ago

He was a great friend to my husband, Bill Carroll and myself for many years. Mike will be truly missed.

Clarence & Rosemary Cooper
Clarence & Rosemary Cooper
9 days ago

We were shocked and saddened to learn that Mike has left us much too soon. He was a distinctly outstanding military officer, superb physician, loving husband and a wonderful friend. May he rest in peace!

Leonard Zickler
Leonard Zickler
9 days ago

Love Mike and Linda! And love the entire family. What a loss. Mike and Linda are always so loving and generous.

The Lively's
The Lively's
9 days ago

Our hearts are sad for your loss. Mike was an amazing man and most certainly has left a hole in your hearts. Hugs and prayers to each of you.

Linda Casey
Linda Casey
7 days ago

I’ll always love you and never forget our times together

Stephen White
Stephen White
7 days ago

Stephen White

Stephen White
Stephen White
7 days ago

I use to greet with Mike and Linda at St. Theresa. He will be missed by all. I will ask Joan of Arc, my patron Saint, to intercede on his safe journey to heaven.

Mike Opitz
Mike Opitz
6 days ago

Mike was a great mentor and role model for all of us. He was a great American. Linda is a beautiful person and dear friend who warms everyone’s hearts. All blessings to both.

Ruth Cheney
Ruth Cheney
4 days ago

I am so sorry to hear that Mike has passed away. He was a wonderful Army Officer. I enjoyed serving with him and enjoyed friendship with both Mike and Linda. Very sad news!

Toni Koch
Toni Koch
3 days ago

Dr. Casey will be truly missed. Such a great man with such a BIG heart always quick to give his time and what great stories he had. I will miss you Dr. Casey!!!

Toni Koch
Toni Koch
3 days ago

Linda you will be in my prayers. God Bless

Ellen Odd
Ellen Odd
2 days ago

Dear Linda, I am truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Ellen Odd

Gene Wells
Gene Wells
1 day ago

A truly amazing man who I admire, respect and love. It was an honor to have shared time with him and by the grace of God I hope to meet again in our Fathers home. Mike, may you Rest In Peace.