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1939 Diego 2015

Diego Caso

March 13, 1939 — February 11, 2015

Obituary for Diego Luis Caso
Diego Luis Caso of Windermere, FL and former 43 year resident of Key West, FL died on February 11, 2015 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Maria C. Caso of Windermere, FL. He was born to Eulogio Diego Caso and Delia Bartlett on March 13, 1939 in Caibarien, Cuba. An only-child, he was raised primarily by his mother and aunts because his father was killed in a car accident when Diego was 2 years old. While still in Cuba, Diego began his career in the banking industry at the age of 19. In 1961 he was exiled to his family in Spain due to the Castro communist regime. He spent 3 years in Spain and immigrated to the United States in 1964. From 1964 to 1968, he worked in New York City at Citibank and The Israel Bank of NY, married Georgina A. Caso, and had his son Diego L. Caso, Jr. In 1969, Diego moved to Key West, FL to begin working at the First State Bank of the Florida Keys where he remained for 35 years retiring as Executive Vice President. He was divorced in 1979 and married Maria C. Caso in 1985. Diego was a devout Catholic and an honest, jovial, patient, and careful man. He enjoyed dealing directly with people and helping to solve their problems as well as the daily issues at the bank. Upon retirement, the bank graciously recognized him by establishing the "First State Bank Diego L. Caso Scholarship" given annually to a senior at the Key West High School. He really enjoyed attending Miami Dolphins games, playing poker, and being with friends and family. Diego was a prolific contributor to the Key West Citizen newspaper in the form of Letters to the Editor. He often expressed his conservative political views based on his direct experience with Communism which stripped him and his family of all property and possessions before being exiled from Cuba. He loved the United States and the opportunities it gave him and his family, became a US citizen in 1973, and was always cautioning that the USA not fall into a similar trap as what befell Cuba. He will be sorely missed by those who truly knew him. Diego is survived by his wife Maria C. Caso and children Diego L. Caso, Jr. married to Kimberly, Gustavo Cueto married to Katia, and Ana Jolly married to Frank. He has eight grandchildren: Frank Vincent Jolly, Andrea Epstein, who is expecting her first child in March, Steven Jolly, Alex Cueto, Emily Cueto, Talia Caso, Diego E. Caso, and Nicolas Caso. The memorial funeral service will be held at the Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, FL on Thursday, February 19, 2015.


Resurrection Catholic Church
1211 Winter Garden Vineland Road
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Thursday, February 19, 2015
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