Scarborough - Dr. John J. LoCascio, Jr., 67, passed away August 18, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. \r\n \r\nJohn was born in 1950 in New York City, the son of John and Phyllis LoCascio. He grew up in the Bronx and attended Fordham Preparatory School in New York City before graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1972. He earned his M.D. from State University of New York Downstate in 1977 and completed his residency in Springfield, Massachusetts. \r\n\r\nJohn was a physician and partner at Mount David Clinical Associates in Lewiston until 1990. He then left his internal medicine practice to work as a medical director in leading global disability insurance companies. The family would like to thank Drs. Tom Reeder and Nancy Heimonen and his employer Mutual of Omaha for their compassion during John's illness. \r\n \r\nJohn was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, The American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and the Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom. He was also on the executive committee of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine. He had a keen interest in teaching and writing, had numerous publications, and presented regularly at conferences in the US and abroad. \r\n\r\nJohn is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Karen; daughter Meghan Ganschow, husband Scott and children Hazel and Sean, of West Burlington, Iowa; daughter Caitlin LoCascio-King, husband Jason and children Abram, Darius, Gabriel and Junia, of Scarborough; daughter Shannon LoCascio of Scarborough; sisters Donna Hellriegel and Joan Meaney and their families, all of New Jersey; and his faithful bichon sidekick, Kebo. His last days were also brightened by dear friends David and Donna Walter of Bangor, Maine, to whom the family is forever grateful. \r\n \r\nJohn, also known as J Lo, was a hockey enthusiast and occasional penalty box judge for the Portland Pirates, cooking aficionado, fantasy league trouble maker, car maintenance guru, music lover, and reader of endlessly long history books. He enjoyed his second home in Caterham, England, and was able to travel all over Europe. He was also known for his trademark collared shirts, sweater vests and baseball hats. He was a proud father of his talented daughters and an equally proud Pops who loved Skyping with his grandchildren in Iowa and was a constant figure on the sidelines of his grandchildren's sporting events in Scarborough. \r\n\r\nVisiting hours celebrating John's life will be held from 4:00 - 8:00p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, at the Conroy Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Thursday, August 24 at St. Maximilan Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will follow at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough. \r\n \r\nDonations may be made in John's memory to The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, Maine 04098. These donations will be directed to the care of senior dogs.