LINCROFT, NJ – Brother Casimir Gundlach, F.S.C., 85, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, New Jersey. Brother Casimir was born Alfred Carl Gundlach in Albany on February 3, 1931, the son of the late Emil Gundlach and Mary Michalski Gundlach. He was a graduate of St. Ann’s Academy, and Christian Brothers Academy, and attended Siena College before entering the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1949 when he received his Religious Habit and the name Brother Casimir Leo. Brother Casimir served in a great number of positions with the Christian Brothers including as teacher, vice principal or principal at Sacred Heart School and Incarnation School in New York, St. John’s School in the Bronx, LaSalle School, Christian Brothers Academy, and Christ the King School in Albany, De La Salle Collegiate in Warren, MI, and Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. In his last position, he worked in the Development Office at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany from 2000 to 2013, then he moved to De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, NJ.
Brother Casimir always gave special attention to students who struggled, and would stay with them until they got their feet on the ground. He also had a great love for the theatre and the arts, and produced many musicals in the schools where he served. He also loved horses, and would show, ride, and jump horses.
In addition to his parents, Brother Casimir was predeceased by his brother Emil Gundlach, Jr., his sister Alice Corkrey, and his aunt Sr. Alice Michalski, C.R. He is survived by his sister Regina Cozzy (Thomas) of Bradenton, FL, and by many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the chapel of Christian Brothers Academy, 15 Airline Drive, Colonie, on Saturday, May 20th, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Brother Casimir Thank you for your dedication to all the students you work with. You made a difference to so many lives. Blessings, you will be greatly missed.
SORRY TO SEE PASSING OF COUSIN BRO CAS (ALFRED)
WAS A SURPRISE TO SEE HE PASSED LAST YEAR UNBEKNOWN TO US.
Robert G. Conway, CBA '69
Brother Casimir was the epitome of a Christian Brother, an educator, and a loyal alumnus of CBA. He was a true Sign of Faith (“Signum Fidei”) in the spirit of CBA’s motto. We are better men to have known him.