Cassie Golomb Obituary

On March 4, 1931, 7-year-old Cassie Golomb arrived in Coloma, Michigan with her parents and three sisters. The family established a working farm raising fruits and vegetables on their acreage along the Paw Paw River. Cassie became her father’s right-hand man: driving the tractor, spraying the crops, planting and trimming, harvesting, packing and then trucking products to market.

Cassie stayed on the farm for the rest of her life, celebrating the 90th anniversary on March 4, 2021.  She passed away on March 18, 2021.

She was born on July 30, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Anna (Turczyn) Golomb who came to the United States from Poland in the early 1900s. Cassie was enormously proud of her Polish heritage and traditions and of her Catholic faith. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Watervliet where she enjoyed the friendship of her fellow parishioners, and considered many of them as her extended family.

After graduation from Coloma High School, Cassie continued to farm and then took on an additional job working in production at Modern Plastics. Her 30 years in the shop was full of lifelong friendships and many stories recounted during retirement.

Cassie and her sisters, Harriet and Tessie, continued to live on the property after their parents passed away. They turned the farmland into a garden-like park with beds of brilliant flowers and a hillside of daffodils that attracted new visitors to their home.

Cassie was predeceased by her parents and by her sisters Tessie Golomb, Harriet Golomb, and Alice Golomb Kobetz. Although never married, she was much loved by her extended family, friends, and church.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Watervliet. A celebration of Cassie’s life will be held later this year. Donations may be made in memory of Cassie to the North Berrien Senior Center or the St. Joseph Catholic Church Food Pantry. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.