Owen Rank, Cassandra "Cassy" Kalamazoo, MI Died suddenly at her home in Kalamazoo on September 11, 2016. She was born on November 6, 1964, the daughter of Dinah Rank and John Fodor. Cassy grew up in Detroit, where she attended Friends School. She moved to Kalamazoo in 1979 with her mother and attended Western Michigan University. She also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. Cassy was vibrant and creative: an artist, an actor, a writer, and a photographer. Throughout much of her life, Cassy struggled bravely and often successfully with severe chronic mental illness and addiction. During her last years, she was active in the Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan and spoke to health professionals and students to help them understand and care for others with similar problems. She attended Freedom Church and played the drum during worship most Sundays. Cassy is survived by her mother, Dinah Rank Eisenberg, her step-father, Robert C. Eisenberg, her aunt, Rebecca Rank, her cousin, Maxwell Fabick, a large, extended stepfamily, and many friends. Cassy was cremated according to her wishes. Her ashes will be buried at Mountain Home Cemetery in Kalamazoo in a small, private ceremony. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.