John died suddenly on March 15, 2016, from a severe stroke while on a cruise in the Caribbean. He was the son of the late Mario and Mary Casavecchia. Mr. Casavecchia retired as a Special Education teacher in Deptford, NJ after over 30 years as a highly respected educator. He received his Bachelors Degree from West Chester University and a Masters Degree from Temple University. John was a teacher and a nationally recognized roller skating champion. He was also the breeder of a championship line of English Cocker Spaniels. Additionally, he won many awards for the restoration of the “Oaks Cloister,” an elegant mansion located in Germantown, a neighborhood in Philadelphia.
John is survived by his life partner, Russell Harris, M.D.; his step-mother, Dorothy (Dottie) Casavecchia; step-sister Tina Deputy, as well as his beloved English Cocker Spaniels, Margot, Roxie, Audrey, and Starlett.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon on April 16 at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St., Phila., followed by a celebration luncheon at Oaks Cloister at 5829 Wissahickon Ave. A fund has been created in honor of John Casavecchia at the Mazzoni Center at Mazzonicenter.org.
Randy Dewain Brewster, 54, joined other divas in that heavenly chorus on Easter, to now more fully share in the resurrection. Randy died peacefully at home, comforted by his precious dog Baxter.
Born in Washington, DC, Randy moved to Rehoboth Beach 15 years ago, where he discovered real family who love him for the uniquely beautiful person God created him to be. Randy worked tirelessly over the last decade for Right Property Management. He shared his passion for music widely, including a chorus trip to the Holy Land, and was a member of the parish choir of All Saints’ Church and St. George’s Chapel, the Mixed Blessings chorus, and formerly the Southern Delaware Choral Society, the Clear Space Chorus, and several DC-area choirs. Randy was a gourmet and a faithful and generous weekly guest at several local restaurants, and is beloved for his brilliant wit.
Randy leaves a large acquired family of loved ones who grieve his sudden passing, including his All Saints’ parish family, companions Joe Pinto and John Klenert, and business parents Martha and Jerry Wright. All are invited to celebrate Randy’s life on Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach 19971, with a reception to follow in the parish hall. Donations to the parish’s music fund may be contributed in his name to the ab