Filipe Casso (Phil)
Filipe Casso (Phil) died peacefully the morning of October 22, 2019 at the Serenity House after a lengthy illness. Phil was born in Michigan on June 18, 1940 to Marjil and Consuelo Casso and as a young child moved with his family to Santa Barbara. He attended Wilson Elementary School, La Cumbre Junior High, and Santa Barbara High. Phil enlisted in the US Army and served in South Korea and was honorably discharged in 1964. He returned to Santa Barbara and entered the construction industry while attending Santa Barbara City College on the GI Bill. He received his Associate Degree in Economics and his Real Estate Brokers License and became a successful Realtor with Sunset Company and Century 21 Butler Realty. In 1987 he established his own real estate, property management and development company. Upon retirement, he enjoyed many days playing golf at Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course, Montecito Country Club and Glen Annie Golf Course. Phil also enjoyed spending many long days fishing with his son.
Phil is survived by his loving wife, Mary, son Philip, step-daughter Robin Temple and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also remembered with love by his brother Jesse Casso (Barbara), sisters Aurora Cervantes and Erlinda Gomez and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Marjil Casso, Elvira Goena, Ray Casso, and Rudy Casso.
Sincere gratitude to Dr. Eric Trautwein, VNA Health, and the nurses and staff who were instrumental for continuing his care at home. And also to the Serenity House, Dr. Natasha Marston, nurses and staff for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Serenity House or Alzheimer Association. A private memorial and interment at Goleta Cemetery will be held for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo Del Rey Funeral Services.