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October Research Founder Dies

October Research Corp. is saddened to announce the death of its founder and publisher, Joseph R. Casa. The company said he died on June 28 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Casa's career spanned over three decades, including positions with Record Data Cos., TRW and Old Republic National Title Holding Co. He went on to found October Research in 1999, fulfilling a life-long goal of starting his own publishing company.

A family endeavor, October Research and its first publication, The Title Report, quickly grew from a home office to multiple print and Web publications to a national seminar series to a top 10 Weatherhead 100 company. He took great pride in the rapid growth of the company, the opportunity to mentor others, and not only his professional industry relationships, but his friendships as well.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Casa served as president and chairman of the Title/Appraisal Management Trade Association, board of directors member for the Real Estate Services Providers Council Inc., executive committee member of the National Home Equity Mortgage Association, and advisory council member for the American Financial Services Association and Mortgage Bankers Association. He obtained his BA from Otterbein College and later graduated from TRW's worldwide business study program and executive education programs from several business schools. Mr. Casa is survived by his wife Barbara, who will succeed him as the company's CEO. She is joined by son, Christopher, who will serve as chief operating officer. Both have been with October Research since incorporation and have overseen business development and operations. Tatiana Parker serves as company president and associate publisher. (c) 2008 Mortgage Servicing News and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.mortgageservicingnews.com/ http://www.sourcemedia.com/