Helen Casey

Helen Elizabeth Kermath Casey, 83, of Sterling, died Jan. 23 at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington.

She was born December 3, 1932, in Detroit, MI, to Eric and Emily Kermath. She attended the University of Michigan and the Catherine Gibbs School of Boston. In addition to raising four children, she held a number of administrative positions, most recently working as an aide to former State Sen. Charles L. Waddell. She was a longtime community activist and volunteer, including service as chairman of the Eastern Loudoun League of Women Voters, founding member of the Bypass Alternative Review Committee, secretary of Sterling Citizens for Action Now, Eastern Loudoun representative on a citizen’s advisory panel for the Northern Virginia Subregional Transportation Plan, and founding board member of the Loudoun County Transportation Association (now the Virginia Regional Transportation Association). In addition, she was appointed by Gov. George Allen in 1988 to serve on the Goose Creek Scenic River Advisory Board serving as chairman of the board from 1999 to 2009. She also attended virtually every Loudoun Board of Supervisors meeting from 1986 until 2010. She ended her role as community activist in 2010 to serve as full-time caregiver to her husband.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William F. Casey, Jr. of Sterling; daughter Anne Griffin of Leesburg; sons Eric Casey of Arlington, Carl Casey of Fairfax, and Mark Casey of Manassas; granddaughters Catherine Casey, Sarah Casey, and Nicole Griffin; grandsons Tyler Griffin, Kyle Casey and Ryan Casey; sister Margaret Storey of Asheville, NC, and brother Addison Kermath of Pacific Palisades, CA.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, followed by interment at Sterling Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or to the Sterling Foundation. [Adams-Green Funeral Home]

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