California Association of School Transportation Officials

In Remembrance ...

Patricia "Patty" Suarez

In memory of Patricia "Patty" Suarez, who unexpectedly passed away from COVIC-19 complications on February 12th, 2021.  Patty played a bid role in the transportation industry always positive, upbeat and ready to help out especially at the weekend ROADEO bus driving competitions.  She will be missed greatly.

Elmer Bequette

January 19, 2019

Hello Pam, As usual I was reading the obituary page to be sure that I am not in them when I saw this announcement.  As you know Elmer was a Charter member of CASTO, Chapter 2 He was co-chair of the 1973 conference with Dick Fisher. He was Co-Chair of the 1978 conference with Dick Fisher. He was the Chair of the 1986 conference. CASTO should send flowers or cards to the family and if some representative from CASTO could attend the service I am sure it would be appreciated. Perhaps you can send this out on the CASTO E-mail. I would go, however the Fullerton Fire Department has a Swearing In Ceremony on the same day as Elmer's services and at the same time. Thank you, The obit was in the Santa Ana Register, Saturday edition.

- Thomas Thompson

Larry McNutt

Dear CASTO Family,

We are saddened to report that we have lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Larry McNutt, Ricon Sales Manager passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018.  He was 69 years old. 

A native of Richmond, Indiana, McNutt is survived by his spouse Marie, Scott McNutt (Christie), Tracey McNutt Miller (Jeff), Cameron Serra, Chelsea Serra Johnson (Jeremy) and grandchildren Kailey, Taylor, Tyler, Finnley, Wyatt, and Cole Ellora, Eli, Emma, and Emmett. He resided in Valencia, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. A Celebration of Life service is planned for January.

See the attached press release from Ricon.

Yours in safe transportation,

Mike Sawyer
CASTO Program Chair | 855.227.8668

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