David G. Kasper of Sandwich died October 30. He was 51.

Born in Rochester, New York, he was the son of George and Janet Kasper.

He attended to Greece Arcadia High School and played soccer and tennis.

He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member (and served as president) of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He then spent many years at Penn State where he received a PhD in acoustical engineering.

Mr. Kasper went on to work at Sentient Corporation in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Burlington, Vermont, then moved to Connecticut to be closer to his family.

He had worked at Sikorsky Helicopters for the past 10 years and led multiple research activities with his latest role being the mechanical diagnostics lead for the company's new heavy-lift helicopter. 

He was an avid hiker, biker and skier. 

He leaves his wife, Eleanor Dodson, and her daughter, Sonya; his mother, Janet Kasper of Sandwich; his sister, Deborah Manning, her husband Neil Manning, and their children Ella and Audrey Manning, of South Windsor, Connecticut.

His father, George Kasper, died just two days after he died, on November 1.

Visiting hours will be at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, John Lawrence Chapel, 3778 Falmouth Road in Marstons Mills, tomorrow, at 10 AM, with a service at noon.

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