John Casey Struckmann, Sr.

John Casey Struckmann, Sr., 75, of Front Royal, VA, passed away surrounded by family at his home on May 15, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Casey was born March 26, 1949 in Hackensack, New Jersey, to the late Harold and Kathleen Struckmann.

Casey is survived by his beloved wife, Shula; his daughter, Kaitlin Rose Struckmann; his son, John Casey Struckmann, Jr.; his stepson, John Andrew Hatton; his grandchildren, Sylvia Grace Struckmann and Sawyer Bruce Struckmann; his sister, Gerry Boyle; his brother, Darin Struckmann; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Casey graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1967 and then attended Lake Forest College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972. He was accepted to the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he worked as a police officer and obtained his J.D. degree in 1977.

Casey was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1977, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1983, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1984. Casey was appointed as a substitute Judge for the 26th District of Virginia in 2012, where he presided regularly until his retirement.

In his free time, Casey greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His love of the outdoors drew him to Warren County, where he met his wife and raised his children.

He was a longtime member of the Warren County chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. Casey spent many years teaching hunter education courses as a certified NRA instructor. He was also a member of the Unity Masonic Lodge No. 146 A.F. & A.M. and the Washington Masonic Lodge No. 78 A.F. & A.M.

Casey requested no memorial service be held and that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Izaak Walton League, to Blue Ridge Hospice, or to the Masons.


  1 comment for “John Casey Struckmann, Sr.

  1. Mariann Pancoe
    June 19, 2024 at 6:42 pm

    Sad news. Only knew Casey for a short while at Lake Forest College. Quite a good guy. Fond memories. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *