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Obituaries: Casquarelli; Pawlicki; Mohren; Pearson; Williams

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Catherine A. Casquarelli

Catherine A. Casquarelli: 1935 – 2024

Catherine A. Casquarelli, 88, of New York, died on March 24, 2024 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was born October 4, 1935 in New York, New York.

Catherine was raised in Manhattan and the Bronx and remained in New York for 70 years. She retired to Florida in 2005. Catherine and Charlie loved Florida.

Catherine traveled as often as she could, cruising the world with her beloved husband and traveling the country visiting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her greatest pride and joy came from her family.

She had the brightest smile and was beautiful inside and out.

Before and after raising her children, she easily found work with her administrative skills and personality. Catherine’s creative skills were always on display around the house and the family table during the holidays. Her amazing cooking gathered us all especially her meatballs which she was famous for. She enjoyed knitting blankets and clothes for her grandchildren and was always on hand to help and see her grandchildren born and raised. She was blessed in her later years to spend a lot of time with her great grandchildren. We will be planning a celebration of her life in the near future.

Catherine will be missed by all who knew her especially her loving family.

We thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Catherine is survived by her sister, Frances (Molloy) Graney; her children: Charles Christopher Casquarelli (Ursula Murray), Victorian Ann (Casquarelli) MacKool, Francis Joseph Casquarelli (Lauren Mendola), and Catherine Regina Casquarelli (Matt Jankovsky); grandchildren: Tori Ireland Casquarelli, Catherine Celine Casquarelli, Francis Coleman MacKool, Toni Ann MacKool, Kaylee Terese MacKool, Chet Francis Casquarelli, Taylor Mae Casquarelli, Joseph Robert Casquarelli, Graclyn Marie Brown, Jonna Molloy (Brown) Fichtner, Rory Fichtner, Robert Charles Brown, Halley Zoe (Jankovsky) Redman, Connor Redman, and Hannah Kate Jankovsky; and great-grandchildren: Donovan Francis MacKool,
Joseph Taylor MacKool, Paxson John Fichtner, Charlie Adam Fichtner, and Piper Ann Redman.

She was preceded in death by her father, Francis Michael Molloy; mother, Mary Agnes (Coleman) Molloy; husband, Charles John Casquarelli; and son-in-law, David Joseph MacKool.


Carol J. Pawlicki

Carol J. Pawlicki: 1948 – 2024

Carol J. Pawlicki, age 75, passed away at Cheyenne Medical Center March 27, 2024. She was born on September 9, 1948, in Leadville Colorado, to parents Joseph C. Mitchell and Kathleen (Kreiling) Mitchell.

Carol and Dave were married June 26, 1971. Carol was a homemaker, retail sales representative, Cheyenne Safe House counselor, and insurance agent while her Air Force husband completed his career. While she was not in a uniform, she was every bit an AF member, traveling and living in Wyoming, Florida, California, New York and in Europe.

Her hobbies involved sewing, color pencil artwork, endless generosity, and researching family ancestry.

Carol is survived by husband, David; son, Joseph; daughter in-law, Rhonda; grandson, Connor; sister, JoAnn Halkett; nephew, Scott (Kimberly) Halkett; niece, Mary (Halkett) and James Branom; grandniece, Kelsey Branom; grandnephew, Erik Branom; and grandnephew, Tyler Halkett.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Kathleen Mitchell. Carol’s wishes were cremation and no formal service. A private family service will be held at a later date.


Thomas Edward Mohren

Thomas Edward Mohren: 1948 – 2024

Thomas Edward Mohren, born on March 28, 1948, in Newark, New Jersey, brought joy and laughter into this world until he left us on March 22, 2024, just shy of celebrating his 76th birthday. Tom, known as the eighth of nine children to Jean (Maude) and Herman Mohren.

Tom embarked on an adventurous journey with the Air Force. His travels not only broadened his horizons but also enriched his life with diverse experiences.

In a sweet twist of fate, Tom married Katherine Sue Mclaughlin on January 15, 1972, and started their lifelong adventure together. Their nest in New Jersey welcomed three loving sons: John Trevor, Sean Richard (Robyn), and Robert James (Cyndi), before setting roots in Pine Bluffs in 1982.

Tom’s legacy extends to his beloved grandsons: John Thomas (J.T.), James Ryan, and Joseph Duane (Joey), who brought him immeasurable joy and endless sporting adventures in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. A dedicated servant of his community, Tom was Chief of Police and a member of the Pine Bluffs Town Council and District 5 Fire Board.

When not protecting and serving, Tom found solace in collecting coins, camping, or chasing elk in the great outdoors.

Tom now joins his beloved wife, Kathy, and his departed loved ones, including his parents and brothers, Gary and Joseph, in eternal peace. Yet, his spirit lives on in the hearts of his sisters, Jean (Jim) Dunlap (North Carolina), Louise Salemme, JoAnn (Miles), both of Florida; and brothers, Richard, Louis and Carl Mohren all of New Jersey; as well as in the cherished memories shared with close friends; many nieces and nephews; Terry and Lorna Bruns; their son Corey and Kaycee Bruns, of Wyoming; and Pete and Pat Schaeffer (North Dakota).

As we bid farewell to Tom, let us remember him not with tears, but with laughter, for his life was a beautiful melody of love, laughter, and enduring friendships that will resonate through the ages.

There will be a visitation, Monday, April 1, 2024, at Schrader Funeral Home in Cheyenne from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a Funeral Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluffs on Tuesday April 2, 2024 at 1:00 p.m., followed by an internment, and a reception at the Historic High School at 2:30 p.m.


David “Dean” Pearson

David “Dean” Pearson: 1930 – 2024

David “Dean” Pearson peacefully passed away at a family home on March 26, 2024. Born in Simpson, Kansas in 1930, he remained there throughout his school years and into young adulthood. At 21, Dean bravely joined the Army during the Korean War, serving from 1951-1953. Dean eventually made his way to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he settled in and made the town his permanent home.

Throughout his life, he found immense joy in restoring cars, building houses, mastering the greens in golf, and cherishing moments with his loved ones. Known for his kind, caring, and approachable demeanor, Dean never met a stranger. He is survived by his three children: Mike, Pat, and Christy; and his adored grandsons, Braden and Jase. Dean will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. 

In accordance with his wishes, services will remain private. Those who wish to honor his life may donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation. The foundation builds specially adapted smart homes for veterans from all campaigns who are aging, ill, wounded, or severely injured. Donations can be made at www.garysinisefoundation.org/rise.


Cortaevius M Williams Sr.

Cortaevius M Williams Sr.: 1998 – 2024

Cortaevius Marquis Williams Sr., a beloved husband, father, son, and brother, passed away on March 23, 2024, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was born on December 20, 1998, in Belleville, Illinois to Nikki Hayes and Christopher Williams.

Cortaevius will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Amber Rose Williams. Together they shared the joys of parenthood with their four beautiful children: daughters, Avi’Yonce Rosa Williams, Mi’Leigha Jo Marie Williams, Zy’Leigha Christie Charlie Williams; and son, Cortaevius Marquis Williams Jr.

He was also cherished by his mother, Nikki Hayes; father, Christopher Williams; stepfather, Willie Nicholson; siblings: Alexander Bruce, Shaniya Nicholson, William Nicholson, Willie Nicholson Jr., Christieona Williams; grandmothers, Lurlene Williams and Joyce Paxton; plus his in-laws, Leigh Howell and Shannon Howell.

Cortaevius was known for his hard work ethic and passion for music. In his free time, he enjoyed creating music that brought joy not only to himself, but also to those around him. His love for family extended beyond the home as he often took pleasure in taking his kids on trips or going out on adventures with his wife Amber. His infectious personality filled every room he entered with laughter and smiles – truly owning any space he graced with his presence.

His sudden departure has left an irreplaceable void in the hearts of all who knew him. The memory of Cortaevius M. Willams Sr.’s kindness will forever live on through those whose lives were touched by him.

The funeral service honoring Cortaevius M. Willams Sr.’s life will be held at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chaple of the Chimes at 2:00 p.m. on April 2, 2024, located at 1900 E.19th St Cheyenne, WY, 82001.

May we find solace in our memories of this remarkable man who meant so much to so many people during this difficult time.


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