Casimer A. Obrzut, 95, of Ludlow, a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Born August 9, 1919 in Springfield, MA he was the son of the late Antoni and Anna(Skuba)Obrzut.
Casimer was a longtime Ludlow resident and attended Ludlow High School. He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the 745th Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army. Upon his return from the service he worked at Chapman Valve for 42 years.
In 1948 he and Julia Cmiel were one of the first couples married at Christ the King Church. Together Casimer and Julia shared 64 years together.
Casimer was very active in the Mass Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health where, on behalf of the workers of Chapman Valve, he staunchly advocated for workers safety. He was recognized for his efforts with MassCOSHs Safety and Health Award. He served as Ludlows Memorial Day Parade Marshall in 2006. Casimer played right field for the Ludlow Wildcats baseball team. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Ludlow Country Club, enjoying the game well into his 90s.
Casimer is survived by his daughter Judith Hebert and her husband Bruce of Agawam, MA; two grandsons Kevin Hebert and his wife Betty and Eric Hebert and his wife Katie. He also leaves his beloved great-grandchildren John Casimer, Drew, Kayla and Alana Hebert. Casimer also leaves several nieces and nephews, Sadly he was predeceased by his wife Julia in 2012 along with 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
He was blessed to have had devoted care from Lorna and Rick, Dr. Jose Vinagre and staff and his nephew Michael Obrzut
All Services are Private. A private Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at Christ the King Church in celebration of Casimers life. Burial will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA.