Tributes flow for James Cassan at celebration of life

Legendary Mercer Island High School wrestling coach Paul Jackson was one of several individuals who paid tribute to Mercer Island developer and business leader James Cassan at a standing-room-only celebration of life at Encounter Church on Feb. 24. Coach Jackson praised Cassan as one who made time in his busy schedule to support his two sons and daughter in their sports activities at the high school. Cassan played football at Boise Junior College and was part of the 1958 national championship; the first of only two national championships Boise has claimed. Cassan passed away at the age of 83 on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos