The news came early this morning, that Dave Kasza, has passed away. Dave’s pal and colleague Dawar Taylor, from Disticor, delivered the sad news to industry associates.
Dave (King) Kasza was sixty-five years old. In August of 2000 Dave joined Disticor, as Manager, Wholesale Client Services. Prior to that Dave worked at Curtis.
Dave is described by friends as a big huggable loving man…the kind of guy that everyone knew and liked to be around. Dave was always active in the C.A.D.S. golf tournament event, which was postponed this year out of respect for the battle Dave was fighting against cancer.
“Dave’s illness forced him to leave work at the beginning of this year and his laughter and “larger than life presence” has been seriously missed ever since. Dave was loved by everyone, co-workers and clients alike. Dave was extremely hard working but always had a smile on his face or he was putting a smile on your face. Dave is someone we can all say we had the great privilege of knowing. He was one of a kind,” said Mark Lafranier, President & C.O.O, Disticor Magazine Distribution Services.
“Dave loved life and was always so much fun to be around”, said Nancy Parker, Circulation Manager, Cottage Life, who worked with Dave closely over the years.
“Dave was Azure’s main contact at Disticor. He was always there to take care of any situation and resolve issues quickly. Even in the most busy periods, Dave was quickly present and immediately efficient. His solid presence as a representative, extensive experience that proved always helpful, and professionalism, made him a valuable colleauge. Dave had a way of being personable in his business relationships, never missing the chance to remind people how important life was. His passing is very sad news for the industry, and I am sure many colleagues will miss him, as will I,” said Sofiola Papadhimitri, Consumer Marketing Manager, Azure Magazine.
Dave is survived by his wife Susan and son Christopher.
This just in from Dawar Taylor:
The funeral will be geld on Thursday October 18th, 1pm at Low and Low’s Funeral Home,23 Main St. South, Uxbridge. There will be a reception at the Legion to follow and is located at 109 Franklin Street in Uxbridge.
Susan (wife) and Christopher (son) have asked that in lieu of flowers, in memory of Dave Kasza, donations can be made in his name to the Canadian National Institute For The Blind, which was close to his heart and he was actively involved with through the Lions Club.
Funeral Home Website
We all wore the color orange every Friday at Disticor to support and encourage Dave in his cancer fight, and he knew his family and dear friends were all by his side to the very end.
Dave will be dearly missed, but King Kasza’s humble soul has left his mark on all of us.
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