Michael J. Casalini, 38

Michael J. Casalini, 38, of Lititz, PA died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Logansport, IN, he was the son of Joseph B. and Sue Cabiness Casalini of Logansport, IN. Michael was the husband of Lisa Casalini and they were married on August 18, 2000.

He was a 1989 graduate of Logansport High School in IN. He attended Manchester College for two years and graduated with honors from IU-PUI, Indianapolis, IN

Michael was store manager of Target in Exton, PA. He had worked for Target for 17 years. Outside of his dedication to work at Target, one could always count on Mike to be seeking new adventures for his family. His love for his family brought him many wonderful years of vacationing. The family’s most favorite destination was Aruba.

His love of sports was life long. Mike played baseball as a child. He was a successful wrestler at Logansport High School and at Manchester College. He loved to water ski and boat on Lake Manitou. Those years prepared him for all that he did with his children’s sports and activities. When it snowed, he always went out to play with Megan and Justin.

When in Logansport, he always made sure to visit the fire station, as he did when he was younger, now bringing his children each time.

Mike was the most wonderful husband, daddy, and son. He put others first at all times and could always be counted on to be there for anyone. He was the love of Lisa’s life and he was Megan’s and Justin’s best friend.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Lisa his son, Justin 8years old, and his daughter Megan 7 years old. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Sue Casalini, his sister, Elizabeth wife of James Loposser, nephew Joseph and two nieces, Sophia and Mia, maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Cabiness and paternal grandmother, Mary Casalini.

There will be a Christian Prayer Service at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz PA on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 11:00AM with Rev Daniel Mitzel officiating. Friends may view at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM and on Wednesday from 10-11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Justin M. Casalini and Megan A. Casalini Memorial Fund, PNC Bank, 1 Crosswind Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. To send online condolences, please visit snyderfuneralhome. com

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Casalini Family,
We are so deeply sorry about your loss. Words cannot explain how we feel. My brother and I worked with Mike @ the Target in Butler for a few years. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
Shannon & Micheal Devore

Lisa, I am praying for you and your family.  We hope that you and the kids have the strength and support that you need at this time.  Mike was a very warm and sweet man.  I will miss seeing him on Wednesdays at the Gym.  He would stop by my desk every time with a protein shake in hand and chit chat.  I know that you adored him and always will.  If any couple looked like they are deeply in love it was the two of you.  Again, our prayers are with you and if I can do anything for you please know that you can always ask.

Donna and Mike Boomsma and kids

To the Casalini Family,
We are so shocked and saddened to learn of Mike’s passing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. You do not walk alone with your grief.  We pray for God to strengthen your faith.
We have many memories of Mike growing up in Logansport and the friendship he had with Scott.

Our love and prayers,
Tony and Jane Selvio

My heart goes out to your family.  I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Casalini’s passing.  I had Megan in kindergarten and got to know the family.  What a blessing it was for me to get to know such a wonderful family.  I am blessed that God put you all in my life, if just for a year.  I am sending hugs to Megan (a real bear hug!) and Justin and Mrs. Casalini as well.  Your family will be held close to my heart with prayers and thoughts.

Mrs. Kim Banzhof

To the Casalini Family –
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Life is not fair. God will give you the strength to get through this devastating loss – the prayers of many are with you. Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time.
Dawn Fisher & family

Lisa, Justin and Megan-Words truly can not express my deepest sorrow for your family.  My prayer for you is that you find peace in God’s strength and remember the precious times that you shared with your husband and father.  Though words are not enough, I pray that you feel comfort and eventually find peace.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rebecca Friday

Lisa and Family,
My heart goes out to you. No words can express how sorry I am for your loss.
Thinking of you,
Michele Mozes

Dear Joe, Sue, Liz, Lisa and children . . from my family to yours,
our hearts and hugs go out to you in this horrible time of shock and grief.  You are blessed to have the support of family and friends.  We are all within arms reach. 
Much love,
Cheryl Reid Callahan, Cara Cuppy Littlefield & family

Lisa and Family: You will probably be bombarded with people from Logansport on here that you may have never met and am sorry to have been in touch under these circumstances. Mike was a childhood and lifelong friend and words will never do justice what a great person he was. I am just sorry my wife and I never knew you guys were so close to us in Jersey – we would have had a ball together and I always loved hearing Mike’s infectious burst of laughter when something cracked him up. I am a firm believer in whatever religion you choose, that things unfold and happen for a reason. This is one of those crazy unexplainable ones, except for the fact that all of the good ones are chosen before we would like to see them go.
God bless~

I would like to send condolences to Mike’s family.  I too grew up with Mike from Daniel Webster throughout high school.  I totally agree that he was truly a wonderful person and always had a smile for everyone.  I am sending thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends, and very saddened to hear of his death.  Someone has a great plan for him, and we have lost a wonderful classmate.  Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

I am wishing the family my deepest condolences with your loss.
I have many great memories of Mike from our time with Target on the East Coast. He will be missed greatly by all.

Kyle Bitterling

To Lisa and the Casalini Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.  I had the pleasure of working with Mike at Target in Butler, which allowed me to meet you and your children. May you find comfort in the love that you shared and in the beauty that God still allows us to see even in this time of grief.
God Bless,

Patricia Lee

Dear Casalini Family,
I am very sorry to hear about yor loss. Mike was a wonderful person and he will be missed.  I can’t even imagine the heart break you are feeling at this time.  Mike was very blessed while he was here. He had wonderful parents and a wife and kids he loved. 

Brandy Reece-Rodabaugh

Dear Lisa and family,
     Mike was a wonderful man.  He always came and said hi when he was in the Greensburg area at the store. Everyone that saw both of you together knew that your love had no limits. Please take care of yourself. All of you are in our prayers.
With the deepest sympathy,
Carol Friscarella  (Hi-C)
And T-1220

Dearest Liz,Joe,Sue, Lisa, Megan and Justin:

Your brother, son, husband and father clearly affected so many in his gracious life.  I am so sorry for your loss and so blessed to have had a moment in time in my life to have known Mike.

My thoughts are with you all through this incredibly difficult time.

In God,
Wendy Watts Zemanski

You have our prayers and condolences.  Opal remebers when Mike used to come over to his grandmothers there on W. Broadway st.  Opal spent a lot of time at Mary’s house with her kids.

Doug and Opal Flood

My deepest sympathies are with the Casalini family after hearing of the loss of their son, Mike.   I grew up in Logansport, Indiana and Mike was a classmate of mine from elementary school through middle school.    I remember he had the best smile!  Please know that I am thinking and praying for your family during this terribly difficult time.

May the Lord be with you,
Erin Hillis-Kopplin

He was a good friend and a great human being. Our sincerest condolences to his entire family.
The Rick Ingle Family

Lisa & Family,

You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers.  It seems like just yesterday that Mike was on my team on the East Coast.  His energy and passion were contagious to everyone around him.  I have many special memories working with Mike for many years, he was an amazing leader and I know an even more amazing husband and father.  You and your family will continue to be in our prayers and thoughts.

Doug & Barb Ramey

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Casalini family.
Keith Ladd

Dear Uncle Joe and Aunt Sue,
I am so so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the pain you are going through. My family and I send our thoughts and prayers as well as my father and his wife. Even though we can not be there, just know that we will be thinking of all of you.
God Bless
Monte, Heather and Brooklynn

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Casalini family during this most difficult time. May God’s strength fill you,

Shannon (Evans) Roudebush, a classmate of Mike’s from grade school through high school

condolences to you and your family.  Will keep you and your family in my prayers. 
John Ginder

We were so shocked and saddened to hear about sudden death of our high school friend, Mike.  We remember him as a great friend to everyone. Our 1989 Logansport high school class has lost a great classmate. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Bryan and Erin Dixon

I am so very sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tina Clark
Target Stores

Lisa, Megan, and Justin,
Jeff and I were so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.
Beth and Jeff Samson

Thoughts and prayers go out to Mike’s family…..He was an outstanding person and a great friend.  I have many fond memories of Mike from our days at LHS.  He will truly be missed.
Matt Gallagher and Family

I send my deepest sympathy to the entire family of Mike Casalini. I am very sorry and sad to hear about this news.  I knew Mike most of my life as we grew up in Logansport, Indiana.  I have some really good memories of Mike especially during our senior year of high school.  We had some great times together.  My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family at this time.  May God bless all of you.     
Dave Price and Family

To Liz,
Words cannot define this sadness.  I am praying for everyone.  Liz, i love you and if you need anything please let me know.  I just want to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family.  Just know there is a God and for some reason he chose Michael. I know that does not help at this time but you have alot of friends any you will overcome to some point. I just wanted to let you know I am so sorry. 
Kristine Harris Hallam

My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. I had the opportunity to work with Mike at Target in Butler for 3yrs. He was a wonder person and also a wonderful leader. I know Mike will be greatly missed by many. It never seems fair to lose such a good person at such a young age.

God Bless Lisa and her children,
Casey Squicquero

Lisa, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you find the strength to make it through this very difficult time.
Kerri Blasiole Peck

My heart goes out to all of you. Mike was a good friend and a great man. I’m so thankful to have recently talked with Mike on the phone. He told me that his life was good, and this I know. May God Bless all of you in your time of need.
Darrell Couch

The entire Casalini family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.  I know Mike is in the arms of our Lord looking down on us and keeping watch over us, especially his wife and children. 
Herb W. Detrick, friend and retired member of the Logansport Fire Department.

Dear Lisa and Family,
 We were so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing – Please accept our condolences – You will be in our thoughts and prayers –
Joe and Debbie (Saunders) Dallison
Wheeling WV

Dear Casalini Family:
I just wanted to send my deepest condolences during this time. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike indirectly at Target for the past 3 years. He was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by everyone here in his Target family. Please know that he is in a better place and that he is watching over all of us from above. God bless you all.
Joelene Museousky

To the Casalini Families:  I am very saddened to hear of Mike’s tragic passing.  Mike and I went to elementary through high school together.  He was truly a great man.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With Sympathy,
Erica Barrett-Buba & Family

My deepest sympathies to both Mike and Lisa’s family’s during this very difficult time.  What a shock and terribly tragic loss of such a fine young man.  I went to school with Mike from kindergarten through graduation in Logansport, IN, and can attest to the kind person of which he is being spoken.  You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.  May God bless you all.
Most Sincerely,
Beth (Keeler) Justice

I would like to send my deepest condolences to Mike’s entire family.  I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard the news.  Mike and I grew up together in Logansport, IN and I can truly say he was a great guy with a terrific family.  Please know that I am praying for all of you now and in the coming months, especially Lisa and the children.  I am so very sorry for your loss.
Shayne(McCloskey)Jay and family

Thinking of you, Megan, and Justin right now.  I was devastated to hear the news.  I thought of you and your family so very often.  I know Mike will be greatly missed by many, and touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with. 
Deidra (Geiger) Mohn

Joe, Sue, Liz and Mike’s family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for the passing of Mike. Nothing we can say will lessen the grief you feel. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mayor Mike Fincher, Deputy Mayor Linda Klinck, Becky Rivers and all department heads.

Dear Family and Friends,
I feel blessed to have known Mike for over 12 years. While we have moved apart, it was great to see him earlier this year. He seemed as happy as ever. As a peer and friend, Mike has been the best of the best!
Julius & Beverly Gantt
Gilbert, AZ

Sorry for your loss, please find condolence in knowing that he was a great man and leader.  As a Target team member at Exton for 4 years… Losing him is like losing family.  You all are in my family’s thoughts and prayers:
Ryan Gilliam-
O/N Logistics T-1134

Lisa, Justin and Megan,
Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of Mike’s passing.  His energy, enthusiasm and constant support for the Megan and Justin on the field will be missed dearly.  I can still hear his voice- cheering them on.  He was such a great dad and man to be around.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today and every moment forward.  We will be here for anything that you need- please do not hesitate to call us for anything.  We will pray for your strength and healing.
All our love,
Annette and Jim Day, Alexa and Austin

Lisa, Justin and Megan-
My heart goes out to all of you.  I am so sorry to hear about your husband and dad.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love-
The Hagg Family- Randy, Liz, Emma and Cameron

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your children when I heard.  I am so sorry. May God hold you and your family close to Him while you mourn and remember the wonderful life you have had with Mike.  He will be missed by us back here in Western Pennsylvania and remembered as a loving, honest and sweet man who never ceased to amaze us with his generosity, leadership and grace. We love you…God Bless.
Michelle Kolch
(From Target Butler and Cranberry)

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