Merwin R. Casden

Merwin R. Casden, long time partner of Casden & Casden CPAs, filed his final return on April 16, 2011. Born in Holyoke, Mass., Merwin was the son of the late Herman and Eva (Roth) Cohen. A graduate of Monson Academy, University of Massachusetts and Bentley College, he was a member of the MA Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, Sinai Temple in Springfield, Mass., and was a past president of the B’nai B’rith Shalom Lodge. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Merwin is survived by his wife Eleanore (Waldman) Casden, daughter Lisa Casden and her husband Alan Parisse of Boulder, Colo., and son Cory Casden of Longmeadow. He also leaves his brother Joseph and sister-in-law Susan of Enfield, Conn., three nieces and many cousins. A private graveside service was held at Sinai Memorial Park on April 17, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow, Mass. 01106. The Ascher-Zimmerman Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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