Robert and Martha Casciani
Robert William Casciani and Martha Davies Casciani were both graduates of Ashland High School. Bob furthered his education, graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1943. He then went to work for Linde Air Products in Buffalo, NY, assigned to the Manhattan Project (atomic bomb). He came back to Ashland to work for the F. E. Myers & Bros. Company from which he retired in 1979 as V. P. of Manufacturing and Engineering. Bob was also active in the Myers sports program—managing the softball team, playing golf, and being the statistician for the Myers Pumps basketball team.
When they were married on November 16, 1945, Martie was working at the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Co. as a secretary. Being avid boaters, they spent 35 years boating on the Great Lakes. They were active members of the Mansfield Power Squadron where Bob was a Past Commander. He obtained the rank of Navigator and taught boating courses.
Martie joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1934 and is still an active member. She also is a 50 year member of Sarah Copus Chapter – Daughters of the American Revolution.
Bob was very civic minded and committed to the community. He served on the Boards of Dale Roy School, Ashland Public Library, and Samaritan Hospital from 1981 to 1988, serving as chairman from 1985 to 1988. Martie was a Red Cross Volunteer serving as a Gray Lady at the hospital and also at the Blood Bank.
Bob died on November 15, 2003, just one day before their 58th Anniversary.