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HOPKINTON – Professor Emeritus Stephen D Casler, formerly of Hopkinton, passed away April 22, 2021 at Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs, FL. 

He was born in Boston, August 27,1951 to Barbara Casler Coyne and Howard F. Casler. He was predeceased by his father, Howard F.Casler of Boston; his sister, Pamela Casler Curley of  Holliston and his stepfather, Paul H. Coyne of Bonita Springs.

Steve is survived by his mother, Barbara Casler Coyne of Bonita Springs, FL,  two nieces, Nicole Leventry of Carver, and Megan Curley of Boston; his aunt, Beverly DeWolfe of Rehoboth, and his uncle, Edward Hill of South Dennis; his cousins, Jeff Hill, Karen Hill Seto,Sandi DeWolfe Klinkhamer, and Scott Dewolfe and 2 great nephews, Ryan and Christopher Leventry and great niece, Madison Leventry.

Steve graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1969, served four years in the Navy, received a BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst in Economics, 1977,  MS at U. of Illinois,Urbana, IL Economics 1980 and PHD University of IL, Ubana, IL Economics 1983.

He spent 33 years teaching in the Economics Department at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA and he served as Chair from 2003-2011. Steve was recognized as an excellent teacher.

He received the College-wide Julian Ross award in 2002 and was recognized in the 2014 Greek Awards as Professor of the Year.

He was also a productive researcher with 26 published articles and a number of research reports for groups such as the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment.

In 2013, he received the Sir Richard Stone Award from the International Input-Output Association; for the best paper appearing in the journal Economics Systems Research in the previous two years.  He also wrote two text books, Introduction to Economics and Macroeconomics: Model Building, Applications and Policy.

A memorial service and internment will be held at a later date at Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston.

Arrangements are under the Chesmore Funeral Home,


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