Teresa Marie (Devours) Case, 56, of Brunswick, MD passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2021 at home. She was the wife of R.L. Scott Case. Teresa was born on November 5, 1964 in Glendale, California to Joyce M. (Patti) Devours and the late Hurshel P. Devours. She was a 1982 graduate of Middletown High School.
In the years after graduation from high school she had several retail jobs, her most important and cherished job as a mother, and then returned to working outside the home in accounts payable positions. Teresa derived much pleasure and feelings of accomplishment working in accounting departments for several companies including Hood College. While employed at Hood College she was able to enrich so many lives including fellow employees and students. Teresa, known as Mama Case, would gladly mentor and love students and kept in touch with them even after graduation. Fellow employees received the same love and devotion from her while she was in accounts payable and when she transitioned to a concierge position, greeting and assisting students, staff, and visitors who entered the Whitaker Campus Center. She retired from Hood College in 2019 and her presence was greatly missed. During the last few years after that, Teresa held part time jobs at Weis Market and Frederick Air to keep her herself busy and active.
Teresa enjoyed many creative artistic passions such as building sets, props, and costumes for theater productions. She also loved planning parties, weddings, completing scrapbooks, making personalized calendars, and doing a variety of crafts to allow her creativity to shine. Many of these crafts she shared as gifts to friends and family, especially at Christmas. Searching at flea markets and antique shops for the perfect teacup to add to her collection was a challenge she loved. Teresa profoundly enjoyed her guinea pigs, caring for them with great love.
Her greatest enjoyment, and accomplishment, though was being a bright light to everyone, even strangers. Her beautiful smile was contagious, and her heart was offered to so many people with her kind encouraging words, sweet notes, or precious phone calls. Teresa truly cared about so many people who were proud to be her friend or family member. Teresa touched lives like very few do.
In addition to her husband, Teresa is survived by her children, daughter Grace M. Cassutto of Frederick, MD; son Gabriel H. Cassuto of Brunswick, MD; daughter Glorie E. Cassutto of Frederick, MD; stepson C.V. Cody Case and wife Melinda Case of McKenzie, TN; two step-grandchildren, Kayden Adams and Mason Case. Teresa is also survived by her mother Joyce M. (Patti) Devours of Frederick, MD; her brother Scott P. Devours of Lynchburg, VA; and her stepmother Susan K. Devours of Frederick, MD.
The family will receive friends from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. Due to COVID restrictions, masks are required and please be aware that a maximum of 50 people are allowed inside at a time. Also due to COVID restrictions a private by invitation only funeral service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11am. Others will be able to attend virtually through a Zoom link which will be shared on a later date on Facebook.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any of the following organizations:
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Department of Neurology at 655 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201 or Hood College, Office of Institutional Advancement at 401 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701, or National Brain Aneurysm Foundation at 269 Hanover St, Hanover, MA 02339.
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