Cornelius "Con" Cassidy, who represented Delaware County on the SEPTA Board since July 2003, passed away on September 24. Mr. Cassidy, 52, of Upper Providence, was the Darby Borough Republican leader, a former Darby Borough police officer and a former chief of the Yeadon Fire Company, and was also owner of Cassidy and Sons construction company in Yeadon. In addition, Mr. Cassidy was active with the Delaware County Workforce Investment Board, the Archbisop Prendegast High School advisory board, as a member of the Make a Wish Foundation, and the Donegal Society.
Mr. Cassidy, a native of East Lansdowne, served as chief of the Yeadon Fire Company from 1987 through 1991, after first joining in 1973. He also served as a Lieutenant in the East Lansdowne Fire Company.
Mr. Cassidy was named to fill one of Delaware County's two seats on the SEPTA Board after Tom Killion was elected to the State House of Representatives to fill the seat of the late speaker Matthew Ryan. There is no word as of yet as to who will replace Mr. Cassidy on the SEPTA Board.
(More tributes to Mr. Cassidy's life are available in this article from the News of Delaware County weekly paper.)