Born: November 24, 1910
Died: April 28, 1993
Married: Enola Brickey
Children: Harold, Bob, John, Constance, Judy, Audrey
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 29, 1993
Harold A. McCasland
SARANAC LAKE — Harold A. McCasland, 82, of 82 Lake St., died Wednesday, April 28, 1993, at the Adirondack Medical Center at Saranac Lake.
Born Nov. 24, 1910, in Clintonville, he was the son of Walter and Evelyn (Santo) McCasland.
In the 1940s, he worked in defense plants in various parts of the country. In the 1950s he worked as an Adirondack guide and also with his brother Raymand in McCasland's Upholstery and Carpeting in Saranac Lake. In the late 1950s he continued to work on his own as a carpet installer all over the area and sold carpet as well.
On Dec. 3, 1935 he married the former Enola Brickey. He was a life member of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club and ran the club's, as well as the New York State Conservation Department's fish stocking program. He was also a coach for the Fish and Game Club youth junior rifle team and he and his wife ran the club's dog sled races for many years.
He built and repaired dog sleds, snow shoes, back packs and guide boats. His exploits as a guide are mentioned in William Chapman White's book, "Adirondack Life." He was a life member of the Elks Lodge 1508 and led debt reduction drives for both the Elks and the Fish and Game Club. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Harold of Mission Viejo, Calif., Bob, of Haymarket, Va., and John of Ballston Spa; three daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Constance) Romano of Monclair, NJ., Mrs. Richard (Judy) Inserra of Glens Falls and Mrs. Glenn (Audrey) Miller of St. Charles, Ill.; one brother, Raymond of Bloomingdale; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy McLaughlin of Saranac Lake; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Geo and Kenneth.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake with an Elks service scheduled for 7:45, followed by a Bible vigil at 8. Calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 2:30 at St. Bernard's Church with the Rev. Thomas Kornmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Carmelite Monastery.