Andrew F. Caswell, 35, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY — Cpt. Andrew F. Caswell, 35, Carthage, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Hart& Bruce Funeral Home, 117 N. Massey St, Watertown. The funeral service with military honors will follow at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Born Dec. 17, 1983, in Ridgewood, NJ, the son of Clarence Caswell and Luanne Caswell, he graduated in 2002 from Decatur High School.

Following school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Carson, Fort Hood, Tripler, Fort Sam Houston, and most recently Fort Drum. While serving in the military he graduated from University of Nebraska, PA, with a bachelor’s degree in Science and received his master’s degree in 2012, becoming a physician assistant. He would serve three Tours of duty in Iraq as a medic and one tour in Afghanistan as a physician assistant.  During his career in the military he received two Bronze Stars, seven Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Valorous  Unit Awards, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, one  Afghanistan Campaign Medals, five Iraqi Campaign Medals, four Overseas Service Ribbons, two Army Service Medals, NATO Medal, two Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals, two Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, two Combat Medical Badges, a Driver and Mechanic Badge and one Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon.

He married Tamara D. Johnson on Sept,  2, 2018, in Pittsford, NY.

Among his survivors are his devoted wife, Tamara D. Johnson-Caswell, Carthage, his four beloved children, David M. Caswell, Kaitlyn M. Caswell, Nathan D. Caswell and Alexander J. Johnson; his loving mother, Luanne Caswell, Marcellus, NY; his father, Clarence Caswell, Neosho, MO;a sister, Laura A. Caswell, Plano, TX; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Andrew enjoyed woodworking and most of all spending time with his children. He was a phenomenal medical practitioner and will be well missed professionally and more so by his family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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