Norman "Casey" Rozell was born in San Diego, California, to Isaac and Mary (Johnson) Rozell and grew up in Troy, Ohio. He graduated from Troy High School where he played baseball and was captain of the basketball and football teams and also served as Senior Class President. He served in the U.S. Army and then attended and graduated from Ohio University and received his Master's Degree in Education Administration from Kent State University. In 1952 he married Nancy Smith and they moved to the Cleveland area. He began his teaching career in the Mayfield City School District at Oakville School and was named Principal at Millridge Elementary School when it opened in 1961 and remained there until he retired in 1984. After retirement he volunteered as a reader at the Cleveland Sight Center. He and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Casey is preceded in death by his wife Nancy, parents and younger brothers Ronald and Thomas Rozell.
He is survived by his four children, Rebecca (Timothy) Reinhard, Richard Rozell, Robert (Rita) Rozell and David Rozell. He was a loving grandfather of Scott, Michael, Amy, Cory, Lauren, and step-grandchildren John, Candice, Holly, great-grandchildren Cooper, Emilia, and step great-grandchildren Justin, Zowie, Alyssa, Koreena, Chloe and Leilani. Casey passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, February 8, 2019.
A private celebration of Casey's life will be held with family at a later date.