Obituary of Richard Howard McCausland
The Obituary of Richard Howard McCausland
In 1933, A time when our country was recovering from hardships of war and depression, Richard H McCausland was born on June 27 . James J and Vera (Dill) McCausland welcomed their third of 5 children . His siblings, Joan/ Ernie Troiano (D), James J / Dee (D) McCausland, Carol/ Harry (D)Stotz and Charles Bruce (D) /Jane McCausland All experienced the difficulties of growing up in an era where hard work was the only way to make your way. Our father even worked on Wildwood beach shining shoes and giving pony rides! He married young to his beautiful wife, Carolyn Anderson/(D they had 4 children . Donna L Gittings, Patricia Piacentine, Richard J McCausland/Cynthia Messina and Thomas H McCausland,(D). He joined the National Guard when he was 18 and stayed with it to eventually become a recruiter serving his community and country for a total of 40 years. “Dick”was diligent in everything that he did but he really loved his toys! Well known for his hot cars he enjoyed painting, repairing and building them. He became a frequent member of the Jersey Cape CruisersI and enjoyed their friendship. Attending weekend shows and Thursday nights in Rio Grande with the guys. His time out on his boat was also what he enjoyed the most. Taking us water skiing at Higsbee beach, down the canal or sunset lake. Taking us out on the ocean to see dolphins and whales was always an adventure. He married Nina (Simpson) and became a stepfather to her 2 children Thomas /Barbara Simpson and JoAnne Ditzler residing in Cape May Court House. Eventually he wintered at his home in Big Pine Key,FL and joined the Coast Guard auxiliary enjoying many more years of serving his country and community with honors. Dick really loved his Boat trips to Loo Key showing off the coral reefs and picnic island with family and friends. Sitting on the porch watching all the boats go by, watering the manatees in the cold weather and the key deer that waited for a treat from him each evening . Richard had 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Todd/Basma Gittings(iNathaniel Joshua, Salma and Ramzey )Dane/Rachel Gittings, (Trace and Gavin )Tara Lee Gittings/Frank Land (Aaron), Vera Vogel,
(Ie sweet pea coyote) William/Katy Lynn Piacentine (CJ and Jetty Taylor) Richard J. and Cynthia McCausland with his favorite cat Beethoven, his grandson, Thomas and Amy McCausland’s lovely children, Daylin and Bailey and great grandchildren. Neako, Kian ,Daylin jr and Damon. Pop loved holidays and everyone will miss seeing his platform village and trains. Another of Dick’s favorite traditions was his birthday bash. Every year he would gather as many family and friends as possible and have a fantastic birthday party in his garage and Ric’s strawberry shortcake made his day. Sunday breakfasts were also a tradition - Whoever was in the area was invited. If you couldn’t find him, he was either in the garage or doing yardwork, but always doing work. A loyal steadfast friend to all who appreciated his dry humor and generous heart. A man who was lovingly cantankerous and quietly funny he will be the sunset in all of our hearts.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Febuary 15, 2024 11 AM ath St. Ann's Chruch of Notre Danme de la Mer Parish, 2900 Atlentic Ave., Wildwood , NJ with Viewing from 10 AM to 10:45 AM in Chruch. Condolences at ingersollgreenwoodfh.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard McCausland, please visit Tribute Store