In memory of
John E. Casagrande
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In memory of
John E. Casagrande
John E. Casagrande GAINESVILLE, VA John E. Casagrande, 77, of Gainesville, VA, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA. John was born in Pen Argyl, PA, on Jan. 30, 1942, son of the late John and Peterine (Dotta) Casagrande. He was the loving husband of Jo Marie (Buckley) Casagrande. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in June. John was professor of music education at George Mason University, and was previously director of bands at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, VA, Mount Vernon (VA) High School, East Stroudsburg (PA) and in the Wissahickon (PA) schools. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ithaca College, NY, where he was a graduate assistant to the legendary Walter Beeler. He was a 1959 graduate of Pen Argyl High School in Pen Argyl, PA. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, VA. In addition to his wife Jo, John is survived by a son, Scott Casagrande, husband of Janice, of Arlington Heights, IL; a daughter, Tina DuBois, wife of John, of Apex, NC; four grandchildren, Mary and Julia Casagrande, Molly and Jack DuBois, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Dolores Brescancine, and brother, Raymond Casagrande. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 300 W. Babbit Ave., Pen Argyl, PA, with Msgr. Vincent York officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in the church. Burial will be held at the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Cemetery, Pen Argyl, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Pen Argyl, PA. For a complete obituary and to offer online condolences, please visit gaffneyparsons.com A Celebration of Life will be held at the Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club Clubhouse Ballroom on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. The address is 6901 Arthur Hills Dr., Gainesville, VA. An additional celebration in Illinois will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to a fundraising campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society: main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pxfid=2464602&pg=fund&fr_id=9910 James B. Gaffney Funeral Home 200 S. Robinson Ave. Pen Argyl, PA 18072 (610) 863-6152
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In memory of
John E. Casagrande
John E. Casagrande GAINESVILLE, VA John E. Casagrande, 77, of Gainesville, VA, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA. John was born in Pen Argyl, PA, on Jan. 30, 1942, son of the late John and Peterine (Dotta) Casagrande. He was the loving husband of Jo Marie (Buckley) Casagrande. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in June. John was professor of music education at George Mason University, and was previously director of bands at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, VA, Mount Vernon (VA) High School, East Stroudsburg (PA) and in the Wissahickon (PA) schools. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ithaca College, NY, where he was a graduate assistant to the legendary Walter Beeler. He was a 1959 graduate of Pen Argyl High School in Pen Argyl, PA. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, VA. In addition to his wife Jo, John is survived by a son, Scott Casagrande, husband of Janice, of Arlington Heights, IL; a daughter, Tina DuBois, wife of John, of Apex, NC; four grandchildren, Mary and Julia Casagrande, Molly and Jack DuBois, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Dolores Brescancine, and brother, Raymond Casagrande. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 300 W. Babbit Ave., Pen Argyl, PA, with Msgr. Vincent York officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, in the church. Burial will be held at the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Cemetery, Pen Argyl, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Pen Argyl, PA. For a complete obituary and to offer online condolences, please visit gaffneyparsons.com A Celebration of Life will be held at the Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club Clubhouse Ballroom on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. The address is 6901 Arthur Hills Dr., Gainesville, VA. An additional celebration in Illinois will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to a fundraising campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society: main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pxfid=2464602&pg=fund&fr_id=9910 James B. Gaffney Funeral Home 200 S. Robinson Ave. Pen Argyl, PA 18072 (610) 863-6152
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Pen Argyl, PA 180721947
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