susan casagranda
Susan Christine Casagranda, 62, of Burgettstown, PA, died Monday, February 16, 2015. Susan Christine was born on August 15, 1952, in Steubenville, OH to Richard and Betty Wells Barnhart. A graduate of Oak Glen High School, Chris married John A. Casagranda on April 17, 1971, and together they had three children. Most of her life she was a homemaker, but later on she worked at Marsh's Hardware and Billie's Hallmark in Weirton, WV. Chris loved her church, the Weirton First Church of the Nazarene, where she served as the church organist for many years. Most of all, Chris enjoyed being a loving MeMe to all of her eight grandbabies. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Betty Barnhart of New Cumberland, WV; her husband, John A. Casagranda of Burgettstown, PA; her two sons, John M. (Kourtney) Casagranda of Burgettstown, PA; Richard J. (Chelsea) Casagranda of Bethel Park, PA; her daughter, Lisa N. (John) Guzzo of Saint John, IN; her eight grandchildren, Nina, Gabriel, Natalia, and Isabella Casagranda; Josie, Jackson, Jensen and Julianna Guzzo. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday at the Weirton First Church of the Nazarene Colliers Way, Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Thursday. Rev. Brian Richardson and Rev. Larry Barkley will preside. Interment will follow at Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald, PA Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Weirton First Church of the Nazarene.

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  1. Our hearts and prayers go to the Casagranda and Barnhart families with the loss of such a precious loved one. We have been honored and blessed to have had the priviledge to fellowship with Chris for many years. Her pain is now gone and she is rejoicing with many loved ones who have gone on before her. Our loss is heavens gain.

  2. John and Family,

    We were very sorry to learn of Chris’s passing. Please accept our condolences for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you take this difficult journey.

  3. Our hearts are saddened at the passing of our precious Chris. She was like another sister to me and always there for us. I am so sorry we cannot make the trip to be with the family due to circumstances beyond our control. We know that our loss is heaven’s gain and we have the comfort in knowing we will see her again. Our love and prayers are with the entire Casagranda and Barnhart families. We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers during this most difficult time. Uncle Bob & Aunt Kathy Dixon

  4. John and family,

    So sorry tolearn of Chris\’s passing. I am sure she will be missed by many. We always enjoyed the fellowship with you and Chris when we got to visit Weirton First. Many good memories are cherished today. John, you and I go back a lonf g way……to grade school at Hanover Township Grade School……those were the days. You and your family will be remembered inour prayers. We live in Newark, Ohio now….since Weirton Steel pension went sour. We are close to our son, Mark, and his wife, Hope, and two grandchildren, Grant and Reagan. They live 5 minutes away. Hold on….and He will see you through.

    In Christian Love,

    Joe & Linda Labutis

    Newark, OH 43055

  5. Dear John and family,

    How wonderful it has been to have known Chris for two decades. My respect for her grew daily. She truly was a “faithful servant” to our

    Lord. She was the kind of best friend to my wife, Jackie, which everyone hopes to experience. Chris put a smile on my face every time I was around her. She was intelligent, witty, kind, talented, loving, and I could go on and on. What great fun we had with her. What great memories we can cherish for the rest of our lives. Cancer snuck up on her, but it had no idea what kind of battle it was facing. She did not complain. She did not lose her faith. She did not change her personality or lose her sense of humor. I am saddened for our loss. And I offer you my deepest sympathy as you grieve. But I

    also say congratulations for sharing your lives with her. I am so happy that my wife and I could have Chris in our lives. Never forget the love she had for all of you. And remember everything about her. God is good. He is in control. He has a master plan. Chris is with Jesus.

    Love, Jim Brandolino

  6. Dear John,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Bobbie and Jim Guzzo

  7. Dear John and family,

    We are saddened to hear of your loss. I always see a smiling face, when I think of Chris. She was such a strong, vibrant and courageous woman that will be missed by all who knew her.

    You all have been in our prayers and will continue to be. It should be a comfort to know that love always surrounded her and you were there by her side always.

    Love and Prayers

    Tammy Casagranda Sorco

    and family


  9. John: My heart goes out to you and your family and to the Barnhart family. Chris was a faithful servant to God and the Church and will really be missed. I know this is really a hard time but remember our loss is Heaven’s gain. I am sure she is rejoicing with God the Father. God bless all of you and you will continue to be in my prayers.

  10. John, so sorry for your loss. Chris was like a ray of sunshine in a darkened world. Her time with you all was too short. She is rejoicing in heaven with the Lord Almighty. Glad that I was able to spend some time with her in November. Your resurrection faith will get you through this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

    Sharyn Eannottie Desmarais and family

  11. Susan touched my life differently than anyone else did before her. She cared for every single person she met and knew exactly how to cheer up your day. But most importantly, she thought of everyone but herself. I admire her for that, and her passing will surely leave a hole in my heart for the rest of my life.

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