Thomas B. Cassidy, founder of the marine recruiting firm Cassidy & Associates, died unexpectedly in his Wisconsin home Oct. 4. He was 62.
Cassidy graduated in 1971 from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. After a stint in the United States Navy, he earned a master's degree in exceptional education from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
He spent many years educating the disadvantaged and learning-disabled youth in Milwaukee County before starting Cassidy & Associates in 1991. He was a member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.