Abud “Bud” Casavi October 31, 1927 to May 14, 2013
On May 14, 2013 longtime El Monte business owner Abud “Bud” Casavi, age 85, passed away after a brave battle with cancer.
Bud was born on October 31, 1927 in Bethlehem, Palestine. He moved to Haiti in 1948, where he ran a successful clothing business until 1959 when political unrest in the country forced him to leave. He continued his worldly ways, taking a job with his brother-in-law in Honduras, Central America. This is where he met Emma, the love of his life, whom he married in March 1963. Bud and Emma honeymooned in both Mexico and Los Angeles, where they enjoyed the latter so much they decided to make it their new home.
Mr. Casavi was owner of Crawford’s Five Points Liquor from 1977 until his retirement in 1992. Although retired, Bud couldn’t sit still for long so he would come in a few times a week to help his children, who succeeded him in running the family business. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his customers, always taking time to engage them in conversation and getting to know them on a personal level. This is a quality that endeared him to the community and left a lasting impression on those who knew him.
Although proud of his success at achieving the “American Dream,” Bud was most proud of his family. His loving wife of 50 years, Emma, along with daughters Carmen, Claire, Gina, Margaret, and son Abraham (Judy), survive him. He also leaves behind grandchildren, Joelle, Kristina, Ethan, Sara, and Kennedy. He will be missed by those that knew and loved him.