Casper J. Morsello

Casper J. Morsello of Greenport died July 25 at the age of 86.

Born June 6, 1930, Mr. Morsello had been a professor of Spanish literature, focused on the medieval period, at Yale, Harvard, Princeton and the University of St. Louis. He had also served as a language librarian and book buyer for the Queens Library. He retired to Greenport in 2009.

Friends recalled that his love of classical music, literature, astronomy, grade B horror movies, “Dr. Who” and science fiction made him an excellent conversationalist. A true gentleman and scholar, they said, he will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know him.

Mr. Morsello is survived by his brother, Teddy Morsello; a niece; and a nephew.

 A memorial service will be held at a future date.