Canadian Magazine Industry News
13 October 2012,     TORONTO
Dave Kasza of magazine distributor Disticor passes away
Dave Kasza
Dave Kasza

The news came early Friday morning that Dave Kasza has passed away. 

Kasza’s pal and colleague Dawar Taylor, from Disticor, delivered the sad news to industry associates.

Dave (King) Kasza was 65. In August 2000 Dave joined Disticor, as Manager, Wholesale Client Services. Prior to that he worked at Curtis. 

Kasza is described by friends as a big huggable loving man… the kind of guy that everyone knew and liked to be around. Dave was always active in the CADS golf tournament event, which was postponed this year out of respect for the battle Kasza was fighting against cancer.

“Dave’s illness forced him to leave work at the beginning of this year, and his laughter and 'larger than life presence' has been seriously missed ever since. Dave was loved by everyone, co-workers and clients alike. Dave was extremely hard working but always had a smile on his face or he was putting a smile on your face. Dave is someone we can all say we had the great privilege of knowing. He was one of a kind,” said Mark Lafranier, President & C.O.O, Disticor Magazine Distribution Services.

“Dave loved life and was always so much fun to be around”, said Nancy Parker, Circulation Manager, Cottage Life, who worked with Dave closely over the years.

“Dave was Azure’s main contact at Disticor. He was always there to take care of any situation and resolve issues quickly. Even in the most busy periods, Dave was quickly present and immediately efficient. His solid presence as a representative, extensive experience that proved always helpful, and professionalism, made him a valuable colleague. Dave had a way of being personable in his business relationships, never missing the chance to remind people how important life was. His passing is very sad news for the industry, and I am sure many colleagues will miss him, as will I,” said Sofiola Papadhimitri, Consumer Marketing Manager, Azure Magazine.

Dave is survived by his wife Susan and son Christopher. 

This just in from Dawar Taylor:

The funeral will be held on Thursday October 18, 1 p.m., at Low and Low’s Funeral Home, 23 Main St. South, Uxbridge. There will be a reception at the Legion to follow at 109 Franklin Street in Uxbridge.

Susan (wife) and Christopher (son) have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dave's name to the Canadian National Institute For The Blind, which was close to his heart and he was actively involved with through the Lion's Club.

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— Scott Bullock
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