Cassius Carl Sisler

September 26, 1923 ‒ November 02, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Cassius Carl Sisler, 96, of Marion, Ohio passed in peace at his home on November 2, 2019. Cass was born in Barberton Ohio on September 26, 1923 to the late Grace and Cassius Sisler. He was the second eldest child of four. His sister Helen passed October 8, 2013 and his younger brother Bobbie died at the young age of 6. He is survived by one sister (Mary) who resides in Akron Ohio.

Cass had a wonderful and fulfilling life. In his younger years he was known for his outstanding athleticism playing and captaining all three major sports (basketball, baseball and football) at Barberton High School. In his senior year, he was selected to the Ohio All State Football Team. He graduated in 1941 and went on to play football at Case Western Reserve during the 1942 season before enlisting in the Marines after his freshman year. He transferred to the U.S Navy V-12 program at Penn State University after completing his Marine Corp Boot Camp. While going through the program, Cass played football and lettered at Penn State University in 1943. He was transferred to the Midshipmen School at Columbia University after the completion of the V-12 training. Cass was commissioned in the US Navy after graduation from Midshipmen school where he joined the Pacific fleet and served in the special forces of the Navy known as the Scouts and Raiders during WWII. He was discharged in 1945. Cass then returned to Case Western Reserve where he continued his football career for the 1945-46 season. He was a wingback and fullback on offense and linebacker on defense. Warren Lahr (Cleveland Browns) was his classmate and team mate during those years. Cass graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reserve in 1947. His athletic talents followed him years later when he was recognized and inducted into both the Barberton High School and Case Western Reserve Hall of Fame.

Cass met his life-long sweetheart, Alyce Ann Troxell, at Case Western Reserve. They were married on September 29, 1949 and spent 58 beautiful years together before her passing on May 7, 2007. They spent most of their married life together in the Marion Ohio area raising 3 boys. (Lee, Jon and Brett)

Cass continued his vibrant and talented life with a very successful business career. He started his career with US Steel where he earned high sale honors. He then joined AM Castle & Co. Steel Service Center out of Galion Ohio where he was the General Manager. In 1966, Cass accepted a position as President of E Cory Division of American Steel and Aluminum Corp out of Portland Maine. He left the steel industry after 17 years to join Bill Buettin as a partner in Abbot and Company which was based in Prospect Ohio. Bill and Cass owned this wire harness company until 1971 where they sold to Brand-Rex. Following the sale, Cass went into the sales rep business where he combined efforts with all three sons until his retirement.

Cass is survived by his three sons and their families. (Jon Sisler, wife – Gayle Sisler of Franklin, Tennessee, daughters – Allyson Sisler-Dinwiddy of Nashville, Tennessee and Christy Walk of Spring Hill, Tennessee (Lee Sisler, wife – Linda Sisler of Marion, Ohio, Daughter – Lesley Welch of Worthington, Ohio, Son – Cass Sisler of Marion, Ohio, grandchildren – Kensington Welch, McCoy Welch, Calloway Sisler and Cohen Sisler), (Brett Sisler, Wife – Jan Sisler of Asheville, North Carolina, Daughters – Jaime Woods and Julia Killen of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Grandchildren – Logan Killen, Kaylin Killen, Cassidy Woods and Jase Woods) and Sister – Mary Weigand of Akron, Ohio.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main St., Marion on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00pm with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery; A Celebration of his life will follow at the Marion Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Sisler family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Cass Sisler was an extraordinary human being.
    His legacy lives on with his three sons & daughter in laws along with all his grandchildren & great grandchildren. Cass made this world a better place and he will surely be missed. God Bless his soul and may he rest in peace.

  • Our deepest condolences to your family. Cass, his business and family have generously supported the Y and the Marion community throughout the years. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family and friends.

  • Eastprint Incorporated sends it deepest condolences to the Sisler family. Cassius created a family culture in his business that we have been proud to be part of it for almost 15 years. May he rest in peace.

  • Have not met Cassius but have had the pleasure of his family. Wow what a legacy. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Sisler clan. Amazing memories, cherish them.

  • Lee, Jon and Brett my sympathies to you and your families. It was my honor to work with Cass and I am saddened by his passing. My thoughts are with all of you.

  • Sisler Family – It was our honor to know Cass during our short stay in Marion, Ohio. I have the best memories of seeing him at Kroger getting his groceries. Always had a smile on his face. May God Bless and be with you all during this time – He lived a wonderful, loving, giving life.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family – may God be with all of you as you go through this very difficult time. Your hearts are filled with so many memories and you can keep them with you forever and ever –

    God’s Blessings,

  • Jon, Lee & Brett,
    You and your families are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father.

    Kathy Sayre Wink

  • My mother, Mary Britton, was a secretary in the office of Abbot & Company, in Prospect, OH. We lived close to the plant and I also worked in the factory during the summers of my college years. Mom loved working for Cass and Bill and we heard about them quite often. My mother died in 2007 and the loss of family is very difficult. My condolences to your family. Barb Britton Moser

  • Lee, Jon & Brett
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Always thought very highly of Cass and of course your Mom too. They always treated all of us friends almost like members of the family. Thinking of each you during this difficult time.


  • Jon & Brett
    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
    Our deepest condolences and prayer to you and your family

    Mark and Kim Dykes

  • Brett, Jon, and Lee, my condolences and thoughts are with you. From conversation, this obituary, and posted comments it shows Mr. Sisler led a very full life and the family legacy speaks for itself.


    Michael Taylor

  • Lee, Jon, and Brett, It is weird that I just thought of him a few days ago. Back in the Wire Assemblies day. “Daddy Cass” was a very nice man. You all have my deepest sympathies,

  • Lee & Linda, Jon & Gayle, Brett & Jan and Families:
    Our condolences to your father/grandfather’s passing. What an accomplished and fulfilled life he had, a fine family and many blessings! He is in peace, and we wish for you peace, love and precious memories to hold in your hearts forever.
    Frank & Carol Markey & Family