The Press Newspaper
The Harbor View Historical Society was to hold a Celebration of Life and Memorial Picnic to honor Dr. Gary L. Cashin on Sunday, June 1 from 1-4 p.m.at the Harbor View Historical Society Museum at 2083 Autokee St in Oregon.
Dr. Cashin, 70, died on February 24, 2014 after a three-year battle with various forms of cancer.
Born in Cleveland, Dr. Cashin and his family eventually settled in Whitehouse, Ohio in 1979. Over the years his service included four years in the United States Coast Guard (1966-70); Physical Development Specialist for the Sandusky School District (1971-73); Instructor at The State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland from 1973-79 before becoming a graduate assistant at the University of Toledo from 1979 until 1983. He earned his PhD in Education from the University of Toledo in 1983.
As a businessman, Dr. Cashin was president/CFO for MCM Precision Castings in Weston, Ohio. In 1994, under his leadership, MCM Precision Castings received the Toledo Area PIC Award. He also served on the Board of Directors for Sky Bank in Weston.
From 2005-14, Dr. Cashin was a tutor for the Anthony Wayne Public Schools in Math, Reading and Spelling for students in the first, second, and third grades.
Dr. Cashin served on numerous local, state, and national committees in both education and business. In 1976, he was part of team that developed and implemented a heart disease intervention program for children. The results were presented throughout the U.S. and in London, England as part of an International Health Symposium. The effort received the Central New York American Heart Association Community Service Award for Heart Health Education.
Dr. Cashin was also the co-editor of a bi-monthly newsletter “The Main Artery” that was distributed to educators and health oriented institutions throughout the U.S. Dr. Cashin worked closely with Head Start programs and Special Education programs providing curriculum, assessment, and classroom services.
In 2010, Dr. Cashin helped develop the Harbor View Historical Society Museum. As a local entrepreneur and philanthropist he assisted with the architectural and design of the museum located at 2183 Autokee St. in Oregon.
“It needs to be more about the youth, and they must be part of it,” he said of work with the museum. “The young people need to feel that the museum belongs to them.”
Dr. Cashin gifted the entire grounds of the museum to the Harbor View Historical Society prior to his death last February.
“We can think of no better place to hold a tribute to Dr. Cashin than on the grounds of the Harbor View Historical Society Museum. Through his work, the museum has grown to include a library developed by the Boy Scouts, a place where area students can get tutoring on Wednesday nights, and a meeting place for the young people in the Oregon and Harbor View area.
“The museum reflects not only Dr. Cashin’s generosity, but many elements of his personal life and what he stood for. We are inviting everyone to attend this celebration to pay tribute and learn more about Dr. Cashin and what is sure to become part of his legacy,” said CWO4 Michael A. Joseph, co-founder of the Harbor View Historical Society.