Francis X. Cassidy Jr.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Francis (Frank) Xavier Cassidy Jr. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Frank was born in Huntingdon Valley, PA in 1958, and spent most of his life residing in Springfield Township, Montgomery County. There, he graduated from Penn Manor Elementary, Hillcrest Junior High School and Springfield Township High School where he met lifelong friends that he cherished until his last day. Frank married Mary Kay (McDugall) Cassidy in 1983 and raised his three children – Kristin, Frank and John. Frank was a valued member of the community and coached his daughter’s CYO basketball team at St. Genevieve’s. Frank enjoyed spending countless hours traveling to and watching his sons Frank and John play their favorite sport, ice hockey. Frank graduated from Allentown College (DeSales University) in 1980, earned his CPA and CFP, and built a successful Tax Accounting firm. Frank founded FX Cassidy & Associates, in Bala Cynwyd PA serving countless medical, business, and entrepreneur professionals building relationships with his clients that he cherished until his last day.
Frank was happiest when spending time with his family and friends, whether it be on the golf course, the beaches of Ocean City and Sea Isle, or just relaxing at home without a care in the world. He cherished the relationships that he made with every person he met. He was generous beyond measure with his time, his love, and his loyalty. He reveled in mentoring and helping others grow, whether it be his children, friends, employees, or clients. Everyone to Frank was family and relationships are what Frank cherished most in life.
Frank was known by all who loved him as a kind, gentle soul who always put others first. He saw the beauty of life everywhere and in everything. He loved so easily and was always ready to give a helping hand. Frank looked for the positive in any situation – his life was a teachable moment for all who were fortunate enough to feel the warmth of his love.
He is survived by his children, Kristin (Ryan) Stansky, Francis X Cassidy III, and John F. Cassidy, his fiancé Nina Ferraro, siblings Ray (Susan) Cassidy, Helen (Bob) Danneker, Catherine Cassidy, Peter (Cheryl) Cassidy, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and the joy of his life, grandson Judah Ryan Stansky.
Relatives and friends are invited to Frank’s viewing Thursday February 3 from 6-8 pm, and Friday February 4, 9- 10am at St. Genevieve Parish, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA. A funeral Mass will follow on Friday. Frank’s Interment will follow Mass on Friday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. A celebration of Frank’s life will immediately follow. If you would like to Live Stream The Mass please go to stgensparish.com and click on YouTube on the right of the screen.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Frank’s name can be made to DeSales University, 2753 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034 or your favorite charity in Frank’s honor.
Uncle Frank will surly be missed, but all the amazing memories will never be forgotten! Some of my favorite times include digging holes on the beach in Ocean City, enjoying cheesesteaks anywhere, phone calls to just say hello and talk shop, all the regular visits to simply catch up, and I will never forget all the home cooked breakfasts on the deck after a great round of golf!
Love, Bob Pfeiffer
I first met Frank over 30 years ago when I saw his name in an investment newsletter. I immediately appreciated his easy style, suggestions and knowledge about my taxes.
We spoke many, many times about questions I had and I’ve looked forward to my annual meetings with him. Through all these years, I came to view him as a friend, not just a business associate.
His spirit will live in the many people he interacted with and in me as well.
So sorry to hear this sad news. My wife and I were Frank’s clients and we always enjoyed our visits with him. He provided sound, practical advice with care and a smile. Such a warm, personable, sweet man who developed personal relationships. He loved and admired his children and spoke about them with pride and affection. Our hearts go out to the Cassidy family. Please accept our best wishes and condolences during this difficult time.
11 years ago I was introduced to Frank by a close friend. The years of annual meetings turned into a wonderful catch up, reset and reconnect.
So much more then a business connection. Frank was a friend. I trusted him explicitly and he guided me for many years. I am sad, and send prayers to his family and friends. Frank will be missed and remembered.
We’d known Frank for only a few short years, perhaps 5, as he was recommended to us by colleagues when we moved to the area. We met yearly, as clients do, but grew to look forward to these meetings not only to get through the necessary business of doing our taxes, but to get a chance to catch up on life. Frank was unfailingly genial, and incredibly generous with his time and advice. He entertained us with stories of his grandkids, of whom he was immensely proud, and chuckled at stories of our own misadventures in parenting.
We send our heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues, as the sorrow we share is enormous, but also a painful reflection of how much love and joy he brought into our lives.
Embrace life … appreciate and center on what’s truly important… You will be missed Frank…
So saddened and shocked to learn of Frank’s death. My husband and I met him when we were in our residences 35 + years ago and always looked forward to “catching up” at our yearly tax meeting. Our heartfelt sympathy to his family and fiancé.
Met Frank at a meeting when I was an OBGYN resident, and now I’m retired but still a client of the firm. We became friends, golfed together, and he’d always return my calls anytime. My wife and I are so sad to hear this startling news. We send our love to his family and fiance and everyone at FX Cassidy & Associates. Some religions believe that whenever you think of someone, it helps them on their “journey “. We’ll think of you often, Frank.
There are not many people that are universally loved by all they come into contact with. Frank was one of the few. My best memories with Frank were the the rides to hockey games as a kid, grabbing a bite to eat after the game (if we won!), and playing golf. Frank is the only person I know who not only talks in your backswing on the golf course, but also talks in his own backswing! We will all miss him very much.
Prayers of strength and peace during this unexpected time. Knowing Frank, as a client, for over 15 years I looked forward to our meetings. The yearly updates on family made us feel like a part of his as he was of ours. Peace and strength to his family.
Frank was a happy gentle soul. His kindness will always be remembered. His memory will be treasured. He will truly be missed.
I think I’ve known Mr. Cassidy (don’t mean to be too formal-just how I always addressed him-he always smiled too) for about 20 years. He helped at least three artists in Philly with their taxes, myself included. We always knew he had our best interests at heart and felt that he appreciated and understood our limited means yet wanted to make sure we filed correctly and on time. I always appreciated the time he spent with us, never rushed, and so kind.
The world is a lesser place now that he is not part of it.
We have known Frank for so many years. Our relationship started as an accounting relationship, but over the years, Frank has become a friend. His affability, sensitivity and kindness were very real and the essence of who he was.
We are so very saddened to hear of his passing. He will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family. A major loss.
I have known Frank for over 30 years. When he first started out in practice, he frequented the office locations of surgical specialty residencies in the city, figuring (rightly so) that they will develop into high -income doctors whose tax returns would become more complicated as the years went on. When I first met Frank, he told me that my textbooks that I purchased could be considered a tax deduction! I was floored, and said to myself, “This guy really knows his stuff, and I should stick with him for the long term”. That is just what I have done, so the last Thursday night in March, at 7 PM, was my time with Frank. Aside from doing the taxes, Frank would always take time to find out what was going on in my life. It is such a great loss that Frank will no longer be with us, but I know that he will probably be doing the taxes for the Big Guy up there.
Frank was as nice as they come. I will always cherish my 55+ years of friendship. Frank literally would take his shirt off his back to help anyone. Rest in piece my long loyal friend.
I am so saddened by this news. I was starting to collect my tax documents and looked forward to my annual visit with Frank, like I have throughout my entire career. It most often felt more like a social visit than a necessary task. I started going to Frank in the late 1980’s during my residency. I brought my newborn daughter to my appointment in 2000 and he has asked about her with genuine interest since that time. He always had a smile on his face and as much unrushed time as it took to ensure that my questions were answered and that I too left with a smile and my spirits lifted. He was a very special genuine person and will be missed. My greatest sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones.
Having known Frank for upward of 30 years, I can say firsthand what a high-quality, likeable and very kind person he was. In addition to our regular business conversations, we spoke of many things over the years, including our ties to several people we we were both close to.
One of the most powerful legacies a man can leave is people really thought of him – and in this, Frank has no peers.
My deep condolences to Frank’s family and to his fiancee, Nina.
Such unbelievably sad news. Because of Frank we looked forward to filing our tax return: it meant meeting with him, discussing topics much beyond the finances. He was caring, kind, witty, insightful, at the top of his professional game, never rushed, always left us with food for thought. Our heartfelt condolences to his family.
I was a surgical resident at Penn when Frank became my lifelong financial consultant. I relied on his expertise for over 30 years, and he and his colleagues guided me and my children through the intricacies of tax time. He saved me countless hours of tax prep, and his kind and gentle personality never made me feel financially challenged. I trusted his judgment implicitly,
My daughter and I were devastated to learn of his sudden passing. I had the privilege of watching his children grow by observing the photos in his office , and I had the good fortune to meet both his former wife and his fiancé.
Ali and I are shocked and saddened by this terrible news. We were so looking forward to having our in person meeting in March to do our taxes, a yearly ritual we have done for 20+ years. We bonded over raising kids, medicine, sports, and politics . He was calm, thoughtful and most importantly kind. He will be greatly missed by his clients. Our condolences to his family.
Rest in peace, dearest Frank. You will be missed more than words could ever say. I feel as if i have lost a son.
Frank and I met in kindergarten at Ellwood Elementary School, then went onto Penn Manor, Hillcrest Jr High and Springfield, where we fought for playing time on the football team by beating the crap out of one another in one on one drills, with the coaches and players howling with laughter around us. No one more genuine and steady as Frank. Will miss his head tilt (my 8 yr old daughter calls him “Grandpa Bobble Head), the way he talked when he got excited and I cannot imagine not seeing the ugliest golf swing in history again. Gone in body, but forever with us in spirit, will miss the longest name I have ever met – Francis Xavier Paul Cassidy Junior. May he rest in the love he was.
My wife and I were devastated to hear of Frank’s sudden passing. Frank had been our trusted and valued accountant since I was a psychiatric resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 34 years ago. He was always readily available throughout the years offering not only accounting services but good financial guidance, and made the ordeal of tax preparation and filing as painless as possible. In 2008 he even came up for 2 days to my office in the Poconos to handle an IRS audit of my practice where he got the IRS to give me a $2400 refund!
I will always fondly remember his friendly and easy-going personality, and his positive and optimistic view on life. Our warmest thoughts and condolences go out to all his family and friends. He will truly be missed by many.
Frank has done our taxes for about 15 years. He made the whole process so easy and comfortable. When we moved to Sarasota in 2019, there was no question that we would keep Frank as our accountant. But more than being a wonderful accountant: Frank was what in Yiddish is called a “mensch,” a word which is untranslatable. Reading through all the comments maybe captures the meaning of the word because Frank embodied so many sterling qualities. Two years ago, I sent Frank an email asking for support for Jewish children in a small village in Uganda, who needed scholarships to afford kindergarten. Frank was the first person to respond by paying for a full year’s scholarship, a gift he renewed this year. What a mensch!
I was so saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. He was my accountant for more than 15 years and he was always so kind and helpful. The yearly tax preparation appointments were like visits with a friend. Frank was also quick to help with any complex issue that arose. I truly appreciated his knowledge and caring. My sincere condolences to his family and fiancée.
Our family will miss him. Friend and brother-in-law to Tom, fellow “out-law” to Denise, “fun” Uncle to Caitlin, Bridget and Dan. Funny, irreverent and mischievous at times, but also caring, kind and generous. Family parties and vacations were a little more boisterous with Frank! Gone too soon but will be remembered always. Sending much love.
We were saddened by the news of Frank’s passing and send his family prayers of comfort. He always made tax time a little more enjoyable. Dennis recalls the days when he first started his business picking up his parents’ tax documents curb-side in Orland. Until we meet again… — Marsha Seymour and Dennis Koons
Our dear friend what happened as we have listened to your last voicemail left last month and are in disbelief we will never hear that soft, caring and destinctive voice of yours again. Never will we hear your playful jousting that my wife and I must be the only folks left in America who do not file electronically. It is hard to digest much less understand why such things happen to really good people but for those of us who still believe then Frank is surly in a much better place now. Thanks Frank for the decades of your candor, wisdom, thoughtfulness, humor…as you were a class act for sure. Love and Prayers to your family, friends, colleagues and clients for this a tough time for all. Yen and Michael P
I am so saddened to hear the sad news about Frank. Since I met him in the early 80s he has been a constant in our life not only for doing our taxes but also as a financial adviser and as a friend. Our last conversations were about retirement, family in particular the grandchildren. My wife and I will miss him terribly. May his memory be a blessing
Our hearts are heavy. We are praying for Frank’s family whom he loved deeply. We’ve known Frank since 1989 through good times and not so good, we always found a way to laugh. A friend, a brother who happened to be our accountant. We love and will miss you dearly.
Our condolences to your family.
“Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.”
My heart is so broken. Frank truly was a bright light whenever you were around him. Lots of laughter for sure. A heart of gold. I send prayers to all of you in the family, as I cannot imagine the loss you are feeling. I hope you feel him in your heart and close your eyes and see his smile and remember all the good times. Life is not about the destination, but the journey.
I got to know Frank when we ran on the track team at Springfield HS. He was a senior I a soph. In one meet our goal was to finally break 5minutes in the mile-and we did it! Frank was trilled…Frank later encouraed me to “come up to Allentown college” were he was on the cross-country team. Advice I should have taken..In the ’90’s I remember painting the living room at the house and Frank came home around 5pm. He was relieved. It was April 15th. He just finished a grueling tax season. We went out to the back porch and talked about the issues of the day… As the years went on I saw his children grow up. Frank, your legacy Lives On, Proudly! To your Friends and Colleagues, you leave Great memories with your enduring Friendship and Guidance. Frank Cassidy, Rest in Peace. Jim Griffin
Their is one thing I can about Frank he was the best the very best and hope I will see him again sometime god bless you my man
Frank was such an incredibly kind, warm, and generous person and he will be missed by so many. Not only was he my accountant for the past 18 years, but I was also lucky to call him a friend and a mentor. Frank was everyone’s friend. He gave great advice and truly had a heart of gold. His positive outlook was contagious, and you always left his company feeling happy and inspired. To say I am heartbroken is an understatement. I am really going to miss him. Rest in peace, Frank.
We are heart broken at the news of losing our dear friend, Frank. We send our sincerest condolences to his family. I would like his family to know that I was with Frank near the beginning of his career as his first telemarketer, and he always appreciated my ability to secure clients who remained with him throughout his illustrious career. My family remained loyal clients for over 30 years and looked forward to our yearly visits with him. More importantly, we will cherish and remember the kindness and gentleness of his character.
Frank, we will miss you dearly. May the Family be comforted at this time
– Blessings to the Family, Associates, and Friends
-Jan and Bill Scruggs
I am shocked by the news of Frank’s sudden passing. Our sons played ice hockey together at WSC and he was vey helpful to us I. Learning the ways of club hockey at WSC.. He was a nice guy and very witty. He will be missed.
Wish to express my condolences to Frank’s family. My late husband and I have been a client of his for many years. He was always so nice and knowledgeable and made paying taxes a less onerous task. I am very sad to hear of his death and will surely miss him. Special reach out to Frank’s sister, Helen who was one of my best students at Enfield Middle School.
There are very few people I have ever met like Frank. He was a beautiful human being. I am in shock by this terribly sad news. I met Frank almost 30 years ago initially over the phone looking for an accountant, and I could tell by his voice and demeanor then that he was an honest and genuinely good person, so it was an easy decision for me. He never let me down. Frank was always so kind, professional and welcoming, never made me feel rushed and I will always remember how he treated me with the utmost respect. He often spoke of his family with pride because our kids were the same age and so were we. It would always be great to catch up. My sincere prayers and condolences go out to his fiancé, children, family and everyone at FX Cassidy & Associates. I will truly miss you Frank. Rest in forever peace….
Frank was a gem, a wonderful human being. Before I met him, my experience with taxes was indeed taxing, and among the tasks I disliked the most. But once my wife Meredith and I began working with Frank, the one hour a year we spent with him was a joy.
I am saddened to hear of his passing and send condolences to his loved ones.
Having a smart, savvy, up-to-date CPA is imperative for a small-business owner like me, and Frank was the best. What a gift it was to have him in my life! Not only did he help me foresee and avoid tax problems, but he was such a nice guy that I didn’t mind driving an hour each way to see him. He was full of good advice, and he knew how to explain even the most arcane tax regulations to this layperson. I have every confidence that his friendly, laid-back, relaxed approach will live on in the firm he created, even in the midst of the busiest Tax Season.
I’m saddened to learn of Frank’s sudden passing. I’ve been a client and a friend for 30 years. Frank was an awesome accountant and financial advisor. I never made a financial decision without calling him. If there was anything good about tax time, It was my scheduled hour with him to catch up. He was kind, professional and his character was second to none. Over those years and marriages, engagements and divorces happened. Our children, who were infants and toddlers, became adults and met many milestones.. Many investments and referrals were made. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me through it all, Frank. You’ll be missed more than you know. RIP until we meet again. My condolences to his fiance’, his family and to all his associates at FX Cassidy and Associates.
How sad I am! Frank has been my accounted from 1993, when I was a resident in psychiatry at MCP – he was the accountant of several of my colleagues. For almost thirty years I have been looking forward to tax time to be able to speak with him and talk about light and profound things while he did my taxes. What a wonderful man, yes, friend he was over so many years! I always felt that he knew me and cared. Thank you, Frank for your many years of support and excellent service. I’ll miss you – nothing will be the same!
I was totally shocked when I emailed the office and Frank always got back to me almost immediately and when he didn’t and got a email from Greg then he told me I almost fell off my chair. I worked for Frank back in 80’s-90’s and he was a awesome, sweet person who would do anything for anyone, I got to know Mary Kay and I not only worked for him and he did my taxes I called them both my friends. I will miss seeing him each year when I would go to visit him to get my taxes done.
Tax season WILL never be the same without Frank
Thank You Frank!
Love you Brother!