David "Drew" Casares
January 24, 1986 - January 15, 2013
David “Drew” Casares of Grosse Pointe Park, died unexpectedly January 15, 2013. He was 26 years old. Drew was born January 24, 1986, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Drew graduated from Clay High School in Indiana and also attended Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Macomb Community College with an associate’s degree. Drew proudly served in the United States Navy with several tours in Bahrain and South Korea. After his service in the Navy, Drew worked as a sales manager for Auto Lab in St. Clair Shores.
Drew was an avid Detroit sports fan who enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. A devoted son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, Drew was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by many.
Drew is survived by his parents, Suzanne (Randy) Suciu and David (Rachelle) Casares, and siblings, Sloane and Tyler Suciu. He is also survived by his grandparents, Rita Adkinson, Gerald (Stanye) Adkinson, and Vilma (the late David) Casares, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Drew is preceded in death by his grandparents, Daniel and Valerie Suciu.
Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 4-9pm with a Saracusta at 7:30pm. Funeral at St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, 18405 W. Nine Mile Road, Southfield, Saturday 10am. Interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.
Memorials appreciated to the Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025.
|Dear Casares Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Drew was a great young man. I have such good memories of him, and his many, many friends. May our God hold Drew so close, and provide you all with needed comfort. God bless you all.|
Ed Lynch III
|God must have needed a dear sweet person in Heaven. This is the only reason that such pain could be felt here on earth.. My heart is heavy. Drew has been very special to me ever since he walked down the aisle holding the bible at my wedding. May God give all of you the strength that you need to get through each and every day.|
|So many words can be said when I think of Drew, He was a great guy who always knew how to have fun! Seeing him last week and hearing about what he was doing with the auto shop and all the sports he was excited to talk about was just another reason why I will miss a good friend. Drew knew all the fun places to go in detroit and made sure that all around him had a smile on there face, god took an angel home to watch over all of us and may he rest in peace! Miss ya buddy, Paige and I will never forget bowling wtih you and having you beat us at every frame over the summer!|
James Putnam II
|Drew you are a brother in arms, a friend and now a loss. You Joined the US Navy and I met you at ACB1 Coronado Ca. Me had great times together. Now you be returned to your brothers in arms. I'm am deeply sad by you leaving us so young. How hope to see you again if not rest in piece Brother. |
James Wade Root Bm 1 US Navy Ret.
|There are no words to express the pain my heart is feeling from the passing of my beautiful cousin. Our lives are forever changed and we will greatly miss Drew's smile, sense of humor, kindness, and amazing spirit. Drew, you are our special angel and that is the only thing that will get me through this tragedy. I love you Drew and I'll miss you everyday. |
|Drew was an extraordinary person with a heart like no other, not to mention a sense of humor unlike anyone ive met! He had a larger than life personality and i will carry him in my heart forever. Im so so very sorry for your loss. |
|Suzanne and family,
I am so terribly sad to hear of Drew's passing. I know he was such a great source of pride and joy for you. I pray that you find the strength to get through this difficult time. He is greatly missed. |
|I had the pleasure of serving alongside Drew for a couple of years. A great guy who knew how to make us all smile and in turn share his beautiful smile with us. He will be missed dearly. We love you Drew . Sleep well.|
|Drew was my best friend...my heart is so heavy...i dont understand why but i know God has a grand plan for this sweet angel! I worked with him in Coronado. he gave me so many memories & i will always cherish them! I hope he knows how much he meant to me! I will always carry him in my heart! And never will forget tbat smile! Love you babe Always|
|Suzanne- My prayers are with you and your family. I'm so deeply sorry to hear about Drew. Miss you. Joe Wagner|
|Our hearts are very heavy. We have known Drew since he was a young boy. He was always very respectful,polite,happy and in general grew to be a fine young man. We will always keep him in our hearts.
May God bless him and all his family|
John and Diane Kelleher
|Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Drew was a great friend and the memories we have will live forever. He really was a true giver who infused everyone around with love. The greatest compliment to someone who has passed, is to keep their memory alive and live your life to the fullest. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Much Love, Jordan, Kristen and Kenley|
The Adams Family
|Dear Casares family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. As your hearts are full of grief and pain, I pray that your family will draw comfort from the promise from God found in John 5:28, 29. Here we are assured that soon our loved ones will be resurrected back to life. May God prove to be your true source for strength and hope during this most difficult time.|
|Suzanne, Randy and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family.
Dorrine and Jerry Guinane|
|Sloane and family, you have been in my heart since I first heard this tragic news. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Drew, I feel as though I knew him so well just from all the wonderful memories and stories Sloane had shared. May God bless Drew and may he be at peace. Sloane, you and your family are constantly in my prayers now and will be always. |
|I am so sorry for your loss. Drew was a really nice person and I really happy that I had the opportunity to know him.|
|Suzanne, my deepest sorrows are with you. Lean on those around you and gather strength from their love for you and your family. I hope it will bring you some peace to know that your love for him will live on forever. From one mother to another, may god hold you in his arms and care for your heart until you can walk, smile and laugh again on your own. |
|Dear Suzanne, Randy, Sloane and Tyler,
We were so sorry to hear about Drew's passing. May the peace of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, be with you at this very sad time. God Bless you and all your family. Love, Susie and Milt Collick|
|Randy and family, I am saddened to hear of Drew's passing. I have said prayers for Drew and all of those he left behind. My heart goes out to all of you.|
|Drew was such a great friend, always knew what to say to make the day better. Always so helpful, and full of happiness that just extended to everyone he met. He had such a huge heart, and wanted to help everyone he possibly could. His smile was contagious to everyone. I am so very sorry for the loss, you had such a wonderful son/sibling/cousin/friend. May his presence with God give you comfort, and the memories live on forever. |
|Suzanne and family, I'm so deeply sorry to hear about Drew. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.
|Suzanne and Family, We want to know that you are in our prayers. We know it's hard to lose a child and there are days when you think you can't go on but please remember that this is God's will and that it was Drew's time to go. This got us thru a lot of hard times when we lost Jeff. I still cry over him and that's okay. I know you had a close relationship with Drew and he loved you dearly. I still remember when you brought him home from the hospital and that he was the ring bearer in Julie's wedding. And the songs you sang that day. Beautiful memories. We love you and will be sending prayers up for you and the family
Shirley and Razz Shuck
|My prayers go out to the Casares family. I'll never forget his smile and joyous attitude. He always made me laugh, very professional with his work ethic and was always there if you needed help. I'm so sorry for your loss.
|Suzanne - Words cannot express the saddness we feel for your loss. You are a very strong person with great faith. Our prayers are with you and your family.|
paul & linda rosser
|R I P Drew,we had great memories ,and good times, you already missed. Jesse|
| Suzzanne and family, We are deeply saddened by the loss of Drew. I will always remember his smiling face around our Cul-da-Sac. What a tragedy for you all to go through, I can't imagine anything more painful in life than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time. |
|Drew was loved by so many in Kentucky, Michigan and California. We, his Casares side of the family in California, feel blessed to have had him in our lives for nearly 27 years. He adored his Mom, his Dads David and Randy, Sloane and Tyler, and his grandparents. His brilliant blue eyes and that big generous smile will forever be with us to comfort us. Who could ever stay mad at Drew when he smiled? He was the head of the Casares "blonde club" (blonde cousins) and was always attentive to his younger cousins, even when they bugged him. He was the first cousin to hold our twins when we got home from the hospital. I still picture him as a junior groomsman in our wedding following Dave Bell and me around the golfcourse making goofy faces while the photographer took pictures, trying to make us laugh. The photographer was not happy. That was our Drew. We'll love you forever, Drewbee, and know that you are in heaven with Papa David. Love, Aunt Diana, Uncle Dave, Katy and Jay Bell|
Diana Casares Bell
|Dear Diana, David and Family,
we are so very saddened for you and your family - this is not how it's supposed to be! What a handsome boy he was! You all must have been so very proud of him! Having three boys of my own, I cannot imagine. They are treasured gifts from God. Now you have a special angel in heaven watching over you! May you find peace and comfort from family and friends surrounding you - with our love, Mary, John, Katie, Jack, Thomas & Brady Hatton
Mry & John Hatton
|I miss you everyday, and think about you watching over me. I know your in paradise.|
|you were a wonderful guy an amazing friend! i will always remember our long latenite talks. You always new how to make me laugh. You are loved and missed by so many you are always in our hearts. I LOVE AND MISS YOU.. YOUR AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN. <3333333333|
|He gave a great compliment when he was leaving the Navy. I miss his honesty and his great spirit. RIP|
|I am just now finding out that Drew has passed and I cant belive hes gone. My heart is broken. I had the pleasure of getting to know Drew in high school and college. I can still remember his smile every time I’d see him. He was an awesome individual. He will always be missed. I am sending and keeping his family in my prayers. |
|Drew you are so missed, i no by MANY but most of all me.. to your family your in my prays and i always say a prayer to drew everyday.. i love you and miss you! R.I.P sweetheart.|