Charles F. Cassano died at home July 9, 2017 in Yerington, NV, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to Julius and Erma (Durfee) Cassano on December 15, 1938, on the family ranch in Camptonville. He was delivered on the kitchen table by his Auntie Aurelia. He was an excellent ranch hand, milking the cow, changing the water, mending fences, splitting fire wood and shooting varmints. He attended Camptonville School and graduated high school in a class of four people. He went on to study civil engineering at Yuba College and Chico State. He served in the U.S. Army after college. He worked for International Engineering Co. on the New Bullards Bar Dam project. He lived in the Redding area for many years and worked on land surveying jobs throughout the western states. He moved to Nevada in the early 80s and worked for a number of mining companies. He was licensed as a professional land surveyor and U.S. mineral surveyor. He established a surveying practice in his beloved Yerington in the 90s and served public and private clients for over 20 years. His hobbies included dancing with Hazel to country music, shooting and reloading, and reading. He said he was a hopeless romantic. He was passionate about politics and occasionally shared his point of view in the Mason Valley News.
He is survived by the love of his life, Hazel Mulderick; sons David (Hayen) of Milpitas and Eric of Shasta Lake; his brother Andy (Kathy) of Grass Valley; grandchildren Matthew and Rachel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother and father; sisters Carmen and Fran; and brother Bob.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on August 4, at 25 Hwy…
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