Nov. 18, 1941 – June 14, 2022
Barbara A. Casciani, who assisted her husband in working radio stations right here and in Michigan, died June 14 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a interval of declining well being. She was 80.
Born Barbara Bressette in Peckville, Pa., close to Scranton, she was youngest of 5 youngsters. She got here to Buffalo along with her household in 1945 and was a 1959 graduate of North Tonawanda Excessive College, the place she was a junior varsity cheerleader.
She held quite a lot of secretarial jobs and in 1967, she grew to become an govt secretary to the gross sales supervisor at WKBW radio, the place she met her husband, John Casciani, who was an promoting account govt. They have been married July 25, 1970.
After they had a chance to buy radio stations in Michigan, they moved there in 1976 and based Casciani Communications of Michigan, which owned and operated radio stations WIQB and WNRS in Ann Arbor and later WIBM and WXCM in Lansing. She oversaw the enterprise operations on the stations, whereas he managed gross sales and personnel. “She was a godsend,” he stated.
After six years in Michigan, they returned to Williamsville and in 1988 bought radio station WBYR 107.7 FM, which grew to become WBMW (The Wave), WEZQ and WNUC (Scorching Nation). They bought the station to Adelphia Communications in 2000 and retired from broadcasting.
An avid reader, Mrs. Casciani loved touring, golf, tennis and dancing. In retirement, she and her husband spent winters in Naples, Fla.
She additionally was a volunteer for Twigs Buffalo, a assist group for hospitals; St. Gregory the Nice Catholic Church and the Williamsville colleges, and assisted in fundraising occasions at Transit Valley Nation Membership.
Along with her husband, she is survived by a son, Stephen; two daughters, Jennifer Witt and Amy Clarke; a brother, Ronald Bressette; a sister, Carol Brennan; and 6 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will likely be supplied at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Gregory the Nice Church, 200 St. Gregory Court docket at Maple Highway, Amherst.