Jeremy Scott "Jake" Cassady

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, December 22, 1971
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Jake Cassady, 49, of Wooster passed away June 16th at his home with his family by his side after a brief hard fought battle with cancer.

Jake was born in Wooster on December 22, 1971 to Rex and Jean Cassady. He was a graduate of Northwestern Local Schools and Youngstown State University. Although Jake left the area for several years after graduating, he found his way back home to his community. After working in the hotel industry as a region manager, Jake started 7&7 Woodworking in a basement shop 18 years ago where he had the dream to transform houses into beautiful homes for his customers. He had a true gift for fine craftsmanship.

 His greatest joy was being a very involved father to his two amazing children, Sara and James. He was proud of Sara for being wise beyond her years and her courage to takes risks. His mini me, James, shares Jake's boundless energy and love of all things sports related. Jake led by example showing them how to work harder than anyone else at all things, bring value to your community and how to be a great father, husband, son, son in law, brother, uncle and friend.

Jake was a proud active member involved in many organizations in his short time here with us. For the past 15+ years, Jake took great pride in leading the Northwestern Youth Football program. He relished watching the young players improve, laugh and develop life-long friendships as he did growing up. Jake was also a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

 Jake had a love for all things outdoors. On family beach vacations, he was the first one in the water surfing with the kids and competitively playing baseball on the beach. In the evenings, he was taking the kids fishing and searching for the best ice cream on the island.

Preceding Jake in death were his parents Rex and Jean, sister Julie and nephew, Eric Campbell.

Left to carry out his legacy are his wife of nearly 21 years, Amy, whom he married May 27, 2000; his 2 children Sara and James; sisters Judy Schrader, Jill Litten (Bryan), Jennifer Adair, Jo Ellen Morris, and Janis Bowen; brothers Jac Campbell (Terri), Jim Campbell and Mike Cassady (JoAnn); in laws, Mike McNicol (Kim), Tina Preston, Jo Lewis (Mike) along with mother in law, Kathy McNicol. Jake was also fortunate to be surrounded by many amazing nieces and nephews. In addition to his family, Jake also leaves behind a tremendous amount of dear friends. His friends and community humbled him with an outpouring of love and support during his fight. Words cannot express our gratitude for the prayers, countless kind gestures and notes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wayne County Community Foundation, 517 N. Market Street, Wooster, OH 44691 for the #7 Jake Cassady scholarship fund which will support Jakes's passion for our youth and education. Memorials may also be made to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691 and St. Mary Church.

 If you want to honor Jake's memory today, go spend time with a young person by having a conversation, reading a book or grabbing a ball and playing some catch. Jake also taught us the gift of giving two armed hug’s. Give the person standing next to you a two armed hug today.

Friends will be received on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 4-8:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Stephen Moran as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wayne County Community Foundation, 517 N. Market Street, Wooster, OH 44691 for the #7 Jake Cassady scholarship fund which will support Jakes's passion for our youth and education. Memorials may also be made to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691 and St. Mary Church.


Monday, June 21, 2021 from 4-8:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church


Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church


Amy, Sara and James - we love you guys and are praying for you and will continue for many days ahead. Our hearts hurt so much. We are here for you for anything that you guys need. We have so many memories of Jake as we grew up together in school. He was always a kind and fun soul. We will miss him the rest of our days.

Amy, Sara & James - you have my utmost deepest condolences on the loss of your Husband & Dad. My heart aches for you in the days, months & years ahead. Continued love & prayers during this most difficult time.

Much love to all of you and your immediate family. Jake is an incredible person and will be missed by so many! May you hold the fondest memories close to heart and smile often as you remember them. We will be praying for your daily.

While I don't know you personally, I have known Kathy McNicol for many years as she is a friend of my sister Judy. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear Husband and Father. I hope all your wonderful memories will give you some solace at this very difficult time.

Dear Amy, Sara and James, our prayers are with you. This has been a season of loss for the Cassady family.
I consider myself blessed to have Jake as a brother. Although separated by distance, it is obvious that Jake was a tremendous joy to his family,community,and all who knew him. We are sure that his status as a role model will long continue. No mere words can ease the the immediate pain of your loss. May that loss be replaced by loving memories.
God bless you always.

Jake was truly one of the good ones. I got the privilege of coaching with Jake in the peewee football league. You could always count on Jake to come up with some wise crack comment at just the right time in a game. Jake you will be sadly missed in the Husky community. Amy, Sarah, James. You all are in our prayers and just know your Dad will always be looking over you all. God Bless the entire Cassidy family. Gone but never forgotten.

Dear Amy, Sara and James,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for peace and comfort. May you find warmth in the many beautiful memories, by carrying on his legacy and by knowing he is at peace with his creator.
Much love.

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. Love and hugs
- sissy, and zoey.

We were sorry to read the sad news about Jake. He was one of the nicest students at Northwestern High School. We followed many of Jake’s school activities because he was in the same grade and on the same teams as our son Mike. We are certainly reminded again how true it is that “life isn’t fair.” We hope that many good memories will help you through this sad time. Our sincere condolences to all of you.

Absolutely beautiful words for a beautiful person. He will be missed.

My condolences go out to you, Jake's family during this most heartbreaking time. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength.

You are truly an amazing family and my heart goes out to you. I pray for peace and comfort in this difficult time. There’s no doubt, Jake was one of the best! Two armed hugs to you all!

Amy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Jakes Passing. May his beautiful memories be a blessing to his family and friends. Sending you healing prayers and big hugs.

Amy, Sara, and James – you were blessed beyond measure to have such a wonderful person in your daily lives. Jake was a one-of-a-kind, sport loving, talented, ornery, gorgeous smile guy. He displayed kindness, generosity, and acceptance toward many. There will never be anyone like Jake Cassidy. He leaves a hole in the Northwestern community that is miles deep and the legacy he leaves will grow and grow within the lives he impacted.
Over the coming days and years, the memories of joy and laughter he brought us will be what eases the pain; just a little bit. Always the biggest hugs!
God speed Jake! I’ll forever miss you!
On a side note – cancer still sucks

Our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your husband. You and your family with always be in our thoughts & prayers! May his memory be eternal.

Our sadness is deep and our prayers run long as we morn Jake. The words in your obituary are beautiful and they express Jake well. He and his father will be greatly missed at the August reunions. Our prayers will continue for you and the kids.

Jill- my sympathies to your family.
Beth Steiner

My sympathy goes out to your family. Jake was was a very nice guy. He did some work for us with 7&7 he was so kind. The obituary is so nice that is wrote up about him.God bless.

Amy and family, Jake will live on by the beautiful masterpieces he created in this community. We are so fortunate to have a piece of him in our home and we will celebrate our short time with him on this earth. He is a true legend that will never be forgotten. I wish you all strength and peace during this challenge days ahead. May he watch over you and the kids forever.

Amy, Sara, and James,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...Jake was an incredible man that made such an impact in everyone’s lives in so many ways! To say I was blessed to know him is an understatement.

May the memories help carry you through the difficult times.

I am so sorry about your loss. Now he is with dad, with toothpicks in their mouths. Wathing over you guys. love you guys

Thoughts and prayers to Amy, Sara, James and the family. Cherish the memories.

Amy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Peggy and Chip

Amy, Sara and James, I am so very sorry for your loss. This is an amazing tribute to your husband and Dad. I will pray for strength over the hours, days and months.

I am very sad to learn of Jake’s passing. He was always a very enjoyable person to be around. I have a lot of great memories of Jake and I playing on the football field together. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. A great man is gone but will never be forgotten!!!

There are no words that can ease the pain of a loss like Jake's. May the love of your family lift you up today and always and may Jake's memory always be a blessing.
The Riseman Family

Amy, Sara and James, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your husband and Dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

We love you Amy! May you feel the love and blessings that surround you during this time and always. You have the most special guardian angel watching over you forever. Sending you my love and condolences. May you know just how much you are thought of and prayed for daily. Sending you my love. May God bless you and your family always.

We were all very shocked to hear this news of Jake.While we don't know you personally, we have known Jake and Rex for many years as
good neighbors and friends. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Jake is one of the kindest and gentle people we know.
May your memories keep you strong. - The Mowrey Family

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