Arlene ‘Casey’ Dugan Repko, 89, traveled throughout the Far East, including 17 trips to Turkey

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Arlene “Casey” Dugan Repko, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 89.

Casey was born on April 29, 1926, in Rochester, New York, daughter of the late Peg and Daniel Dugan. She lived in Wilmington for the last 26 years. She was the loving wife of 56 years to Richard Repko, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Kelly Repko, Sean Repko, Riley Repko and Pam Repko Schneider; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her most favorite son-in-law, Jack Schneider.

Since Richard’s passing, Casey received exceptional and loving care from Home Instead caregivers. Casey was a faithful parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church in Wilmington.

Casey shared a passion with Richard for travel and adventure. In 1955, at the start of their marriage, they moved to Bangkok, Thailand and went on to live in Japan and Okinawa. Throughout her life, Casey traveled extensively throughout the Far East, Africa and Europe, with over 17 trips to Turkey alone. Casey also loved the excitement of the stock market since her days in the 1950s living in New York City and working on Wall Street.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary on Market Street. The funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Carolina Beach Road, followed by a small reception.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Catholic Charities.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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