Natalie Casey

April 02, 1927 - February 05, 2024

Visitation: Friday 3-7PM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15229

Service: Saturday 11:30AM, St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1000 Avila Ct., Pgh, PA 15237

Natalie Theresa (Miller) Casey

April 2, 1927 – February 5, 2024

On February 5, 2024, Natalie peacefully passed away to once again be with Bob, her husband of 75 years who died on October 8, 2023. Her family was able to spend the day with her letting her know how much she means to them.

Natalie was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City, the fourth and last surviving child (Harvey, Adelaide Constance, and Dorothy) of Jack and Rosemarie (Greenstein) Miller. Born with a song in her heart, the enduring image of Natalie was singing while hanging laundry on the line outside, gallivanting, shopping, working, and living life to its fullest.

Natalie moved to the North Side of Pittsburgh along with her parents and sisters when she was 13. She attended Allegheny High School and was a drum majorette in the band. She attended a school dance where she met a dashing US Army Air Corps Sergeant, Robert Casey. She asked him if he had a penny and got his heart in return. Marriage would wait for three years when Natalie entered the Nursing program at St. John’s Hospital on Pittsburgh’s North Side as the rules of the day prohibited married women from being in the program. Upon graduation, Natalie married Bob and Bob often said “9 months and 5 minutes” later their first child was born to be followed by 3 more over the next few years.

Natalie worked as a nurse for over 60 years, starting at St. John’s Hospital before moving to St. Clair Hospital and then Passavant Hospital when it opened. Natalie embodied what it meant to be a nurse, as she truly cared for her patients and spent time getting to know them as people. She worked at Passavant for over 40 years until her retirement. Natalie is remembered as one of the last of the nurses to wear a nurse’s cap while on duty.

Natalie’s other love after Bob, her family and nursing was the theater. She performed for decades with the St Teresa players, visiting senior centers and nursing homes, often to audiences younger than her. She served as an usher at Heinz Hall, The Byham and The Benedum for years. It was while going to volunteer that she suffered her cardiac arrest and the quick work of her fellow volunteers who performed CPR and used the AED saved her life. Her family remains eternally grateful to them for giving us 15 more years of song and joy.

Natalie is survived by her 4 children; Kathleen (Ernie) Overstreet, Sandra (George) O’Leary, Maureen (Eric) Fischer and Robert Jr. (Sue) Casey; 4 grandchildren; Shaun (Sharon) Casey, Shannon Casey, Maximilian (Kristie) Fischer and Sebastian (Lauren) Fischer, and 6 great grandchildren; Carter Casey, Ryleigh Casey, Lorenzo Proie, Giovanni Proie, Theo Fischer, and Otto Fischer. She is also survived and loved by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, February 9, 2024 from 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh 15229. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 10, 2023 at St. Teresa of Avila, 1000 Avila Court Pittsburgh 15237 followed immediately by a committal service at Christ The Redeemer Cemetery 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh 15237.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 2835 E. Carson Street, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

She was truly one of the best of the “Greatest Generation” and will be sorely missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.

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  • Lori Klingman

    Mrs. Casey was a gem. I aspired to her during my nursing career, as I worked along side her for many years at Passavant. Also, she and my mother went to High School together. (In Pittsburgh we have a “village.”) May she rest in peace in heaven with all our other gems.

  • Mary Anne Hirsh

    I remember meeting Casey when I started at Passavant. She was welcoming, kind, and professional. A gem of a person, rare and special.
    Rest in peace Casey, God Bless.

  • Jessica R Johnston

    It seems like yesterday; we were working together at Passavant. I was in nursing school working as a nursing assistant and I can remember her coming to work always with a smile, giving heart and banana bread! She loved to spend time with patients and help them take care of their needs. She truly embraced every trait and meaning of being a nurse. Now its 20 years later and thinking about her brings a smile to my face and warmth in my heart to have known received the gift of knowing her. May God bless everyone that she has touched and give her angel wings to continue to soar high over all of us.

  • Lori Sawford

    I had the pleasure of working with Casey at “NHPH” from 1986 to when she retired. What an absolutely treasure she was to work bedside. Even after her retirement, I would see her at the theaters volunteering loving every minute of her life. Such a caring soul. Rest in peace Casey. Heaven has just gained another angel.😇

  • jo ann hovis

    I too worked with Natalie for many ,many years. Always the role model, tremendous nurse, and friend to all. Never without a smile or kind word. Natalie and her banana bread will not be forgotten! Rest in peace.

  • jo ann hovis

    Terribly sorry to hear about Casey. I worked with her for many years at NHPH. Always friendly to all, compassionate, professional. She can’t be replaced. Plus ,she made great banana bread!

  • Beth Condit

    I always enjoyed working with Casey. She always brought a smile to patients and staff in the hospital. She was a truly wonderful person and nurse. Enjoy your peace with you husband ❤️

  • Maria Dowling

    Casey was an inspiration, unofficial leader and mentor to all the Nurses who had the pleasure to work with her in many capacities during her tenure at NHPH. I first met Casey in 1986 and immediately recognized her kind and soft demeanor. She held high standards delivering care to not only her assigned patients but family members and other patients. She will be remembered and sadly missed by many. RIP our dear friend.

  • Sandy & George O’Leary

    Dear Mom, thank you for being the greatest mom ever. Your unconditional love, your compassion, your love of life were the most amazing gifts we could have ever prayed for. You taught us so many of life’s lessons that we will carry with us always. You are now resting peacefully in Heaven with Dad for all eternity. We love you forever ~ until we meet again. Sandy & George

  • Darlene Hills

    What a beautiful person and a beautiful nurse! Passavant was sooo lucky to have Natalie! She was an inspiration to all! What a kind soul! Rest in peace!

  • Gayle Sklarsky

    Natalie Casey was a wonderful, kind and caring person and an exceptional nurse. Rest in peace. Gayle Sklarsky.

  • Stacy Bartlebaugh-Gmys

    Natalie was one of the kindest people that I was lucky to have in life. Any time I needed help with more volunteers at The Trust she was always there ready to lend a hand. From being a ticket taker at the door (even when it was freezing cold outside) helping with any extra events/tasks and even one time being transformed into a zombie for the premiere of Land of the Dead at the Byham. Her generosity was truly endless. She may be gone, but I will never forget her. Much love and hugs to her family during this difficult time. With sympathy Stacy

  • Paul Armbruster

    Natalie was such a beautiful woman in so many ways. She smiled often and her laugh was contagious.

    I first met Natalie when I joined the St. Teresa Player’s in the early 2000s. I had the privilege of singing and dancing next to her in our line-up. In 2008 it was Natalie who suggested that I become an usher with the Pittsburgh Cultural and I’ve been involved with the Trust ever since. I will miss her.

  • Anne Grzybek

    I had the pleasure of working with Casey at “NHPH” from 1986 to when she retired. What an absolutely treasure she was to work with and to just be around. Such a caring soul. Rest peacefully Casey, we’ll take over from here.

  • Margaret and Lewis Stepp

    God bless to you and family. Just pure joy sharing many different holidays with you. Prayers for the family…🙏

  • Barb Boniker

    My heartfelt sympathy on Natalie’s passing. She was always ready and willing to help me administer the flu shot program at Passavant. She was a joy to work with. After retirement, I would see her at various theaters downtown when she was ushering. Always smiling and kind. She will be missed.
    Well done, good and faithful servant.

  • Regina Telech

    To Mrs Casey’s family
    I had the pleasure of knowing her from Passavant Hospital. She was a class act. A warm and caring soul.
    Deepest Sympathy
    Regina Telech RN

  • Diana Roxbury

    What a joy it was to work with her. Always a laugh and a smile. Condolences to all her family and friends.

  • Ellen Casey Arnold

    A beautiful angel is now in Heaven to give her love, smile and goodness to everyone she meets. She was the most beautiful person I EVER knew and I will miss her terribly! I will never forget your love, Aunt Nat!

  • Lynn Appman

    Our families love and condolences to the loss of your dear sweet mom.
    Your mom and my Aunt Millie Cross went to nursing school together. They were lifelong friends and kept in touch.
    I worked with your mom many years at Pass event. She was always a great nurse and a joy to be around.
    Our love and prayers, the Appman and Cross family

  • Barbara and Craig Conroy

    I met Natalie when I was her mother’s nurse at Vincentian, and later on we would see her every year when we attended an event at the Byham She was always glad to see us and would give us a big hug. She was a lovely lady in every way and will be greatly missed.Deepest sympathy to all of you

  • Vivian and Don Duncan

    Don and I volunteered with Natalie for many years. It was always a joy to usher with her, she could light up a room with her smile. We got married late in life. Her (and Bob’s) wedding gift to us was “tea” towels. She hand delivered them to me and explained “One washes, one dries.. you can work anything out.. and remember to laugh, communication is the key.” Forever in our hearts 💕

  • Marie Hill

    go in in joy, Natalie! It was a blessing to be with you when you visited Kathy in Cincinnati.

  • Tom Volzer

    Judy and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Natalie was a wonderful woman who was loved by many. Tom and Judy

  • Helen Maret

    To Kathy, Ernie and the rest of the Casey family- our hearts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace after all of her hard work on earth. The Lord and Bob are blessed to be welcoming a new Angel. Peace be with you all. Helen & Mark Maret


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