Arthur L. “Doc” Caso

Arthur L. “Doc” Caso, passed away suddenly, longtime dedicated Scoutmaster, Troop 77, Elmhurst; former English professor at Elmhurst College; beloved husband of Krysia, nee Kotarba; devoted father of Marya (Thomas) Gibbons and Nicola (Brian) Doherty; cherished Papa Doc of Thomas, Daniel, Evan, Maren, William, Declan, Ryan and Elliott; dear brother of Christine (David) Hinkley; fond uncle of Anne (Earl Zwicker) Colombero, Mark (MerriAnn) Hinkley, Kristin (Guy) Savage and David (Margie) Hinkley and great-uncle and great-great-uncle of many. Visitation Sunday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Arthur L. “Doc” Caso Memorial Scholarship, c/o IC Catholic Prep, 217 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

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3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126





8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126





9:30 a.m. at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
134 Arthur Street
Elmhurst, Illinois





Following Service
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois


Memorial contributions may be made to

Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


The Arthur L. “Doc” Caso Memorial Scholarship, c/o IC Catholic Prep, 217 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

25 comments on “Arthur L. “Doc” Caso
  1. Nancy Kinsella says:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Doc Caso. Your family will be in our prayers during this difficult time in your lives.
    Tom & Nancy Kinsella

  2. Bob Sheehy says:

    Very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I will keep you and you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bob Sheehy

  3. Debby Gibbons says:

    Kris, Marya, and Nicky I am so sorry for your loss. Will be have mass said at Knock for Doc.

  4. Joanne Howlett says:

    So very sorry to hear of the sudden death of Doc Caso. We will remember the Caso family in our prayers.

    Joanne and John Howlett

  5. Marya,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family.

    Claudia Lapetina

  6. Sharon Doyle Murphy says:

    Kris, Marya and Nicky, I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless him and the whole family.

  7. Santiago Family says:

    The Santiago Family is heart broken over his passing. Doc was a great leader and a magnificent person. Our deepest Condolences to his family. Love; Eugene, Carlene, Sabrina, and Max.

  8. Chris Dardick says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

    The Dardicks

  9. Mary O Connor says:

    Our sincere sympathies on the loss of your dear father Nicki.. thinking and praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.. Love, Mary and Lar O Connor

  10. Kerry Neville says:

    Mrs. Caso, Marya, Nicky,
    I’m so sorry for your loss your father and husband was a tremendous man. You’ve all been so wonderful to my family might in their time of need. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
    Kerry Howlett Neville

  11. Sandra Reynolds says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Doc Caso a beloved friend of our own Elizabeth Sullens husband Kurt Sullens. May the Lord be your comfort and guide as you go through this difficult time.

  12. Diann Noone says:

    Nicky – so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know your family is heartbroken. Many prayers sent to you, Brian and the boys.
    Diann Noone

  13. Lindsay Kienzle says:

    Hello my dear family,
    I loved Uncle Arthur so dearly and am so sorry I cannot be there to hug all of you! I’ll always remember him eating a giant turkey leg while wearing a Viking helmet one year at Thanksgiving. Uncle Arthur was a rare gem of a man and he will be dearly missed. I am lucky to have known him.
    With love,
    Lindsay Kienzle

  14. Pat Smith says:

    So very sorry to hear about Doc’s passing! He helped to form so many young men( including my two) into wonderful, productive young men who love and respect the outdoors! He will be missed but not forgotten
    My sincere condolences to his family for their loss!

  15. James T. Sheridan says:

    Doc shaped my life in a positive way, and I know he did so for countless others. I can never say thank you enough for all that he gave to others and to Troop 77, one of the defining chapters in my life.

  16. Wilfred A. Schouten says:

    My deepest condolences to Krysia and the entire family! Mr. Caso was one of our first instructors when St. Joseph High School opened on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in September, 1967. He was also the organizer and advisor of the first high school drill team in the islands.
    Just 2 months ago, he celebrated the 50th anniversary of our graduation. We were honored and pleased that he could join us. He left the islands with some very pleasant memories which he share with his family and friends.
    Mr. Caso was much beloved, and he will be missed. May his soul rest in eternal peace!


    Mrs. Caso and family please accept my this heartfelt expression of condolences on your tremendous loss. I , like Wilfred and the many other members of the St. Joseph`s Catholic School Class of 1967 was motivated and impressed by Mr. Caso`s dedication to our learning and holistic development. I am fortunate to have been one of his students and I will forever remember our last conversation and photo session on June 4, 2017 at our classes 50th Anniversary. We will forever love him. May God rest his soul!

  18. Jenn Pecoraro says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Gibbons family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Laura Ravenna says:

    So sorry for your loss .Doc was a wonderful man -he was my sons scout leader for many years and one of the best ! I truely feel my son is the man he is today because of Docs guidance.A respected man and a loss for all .

  20. pat and Cay Calcagno says:

    Art Caso will not be forgotten by the Calcagno Family, he played a big part in the guidance of all of my boys, there will be no stop offs for Art–Pat and Cay Calcagno.

  21. Monica Vernette Gray says:

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Prayers and warm wishes to you Mayra and your entire family during this sorrowful time.

  22. Sherrie Nielsen says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your Father and Husband. Doc was a good friend from scouting. He guided so many young men through Troop 77 for so many years including my own son. We will remember him fondly and mourn his loss. Rest in Peace Doc.

  23. Jackie Glueckert says:

    So sorry for the loss of your father. With sincere sympathy

  24. Nancy and George Stern says:

    Our sincerest belated sympathy on the pain of loss to the Caso and Gibbons families. May you be comforted by the joy of a life well lived.

  25. Alice P Rebecchi (Mother of Klaus Ruppenstein says:

    Doc was such an important part of my son Klaus’ life. He was truly a giant among men. Such a positive influence for so many young men whose lives he touched through his leadership as a scoutmaster. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing

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