Paul M. Casalegno

A resident of Dallas, OR died on Sunday, May 23, 2010, in Salem Hospital.

He was born on April 28, 2010, in Gilroy, CA, the son of Bert and daisy Casalegno.

Paul grew up in Gilroy and graduated for Archbishop Mitty High School and later attended Gavilan Community College and the University of San Francisco where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

He attended Portland State University and received his Master’s Degree in Special Education and later attended Western Oregon University where he obtained his certification in Speech Language Pathology and Augmentative communication.

Paul married Mary on August 21, 1977, in Gilroy, CA. They settled in Dallas over 30 years ago. Paul has worked for the Willamette Education Service District as a speech therapist for 21 years.

Paul spent time working in many of the schools in Willamette Valley and has helped many students and their families.

Paul enjoyed hiking and the beach. He liked canoeing on Devils Lake and Willamette River. He enjoyed farming and their home place. He loved spending time with his family, children and grandchildren and was always doing things for them.

Paul was a wonderful family guy and the greatest husband, dad and grandpa.

Paul is a member of St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Paul is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Adam, Patrick, Steven and Jon Casalegno; daughter, Sarah Pazina all of Dallas; mother Daisy; brother John; sister Jean; along with two grandchildren, Madison Pazina and Benjamin Casalegno.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 5:00 P.M., Friday, May 28 2010, at St. Philip Catholic Church in Dallas. Private interment will be at the Dallas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be given to the WESD Grant Fund to help special needs children. In care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. To leave and online condolence for the family, go to

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