Suzanne Elizabeth “Susie” Saseen

March 26, 1941 - October 14, 2015

03/26/1941 - 10/14/2015

Past Services

Sunday October 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Monday October 19, 2015
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Monday October 19, 2015
11:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Suzanne Elizabeth “Susie” Saseen, 74, of Wheeling, WV, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at her home.

Susie was born March 26, 1941 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Elmer and Virginia Nau Blust.
She was a life long member of St. Michael Parish. For many years she managed her husband’s dental practice. In her early career she was an RN at WVU Medical Center and Wheeling Hospital. Susie was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Susie is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Dr. Joseph Saseen, 4 daughters and their husbands; Tina and Bob Dowdy of Virginia Beach, VA, Mary and Sean Smith of Lutherville, MD, Jody and Joel Phillips of Virginia Beach, VA, Katie and Steven Gohn of Savannah, GA, a sister; Mary Jane (Blust) Thomas and her husband Jeff of Nashville, TN, a brother; John Blust and his wife Connie of Twinsburg, OH, 9 grandchildren; Chris and Matt Dowdy, Will, Max,and Lizzie Gohn, Hannah and Joshua Phillips, Eva and Finn Smith and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

The Family would like to send a special thanks to Lesa Fisher, Dr. James Comerci, Monsignor McSweeney, Jennifer Lloyd and the Over the Rainbow Caregivers as well as Amedisys Hospice Services. Many special thanks to her dear friends and loyal companions, Kathy Burgoyne, Peggy Keys, Kathy Antonucci, Maureen McNabb and Judy Harrison as well as countless other great friends who have provided love and support overt her lifetime.

Friends will be received on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:00pm

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 19, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church at 11 am with Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Parish School, 1221 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Joyce and Dave Fiorilli
8 years ago

Joe and Family,
We are living in Cinncinati, Ohio now and just learned of Susie’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time. Susie was always the smiling presence at the dental office who greeted all who entered. She will be missed. Our prayers are sent to you.

Brenda Whipkey
8 years ago

Joe and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Susie passing. She, as well as all of you, were so welcoming to me and made me feel like a part of the family. I loved to see her laugh and smile, as she would brighten anyone’s day. Sending you all love and prayers.

Helen [Palmer] Carter and Bobby Carter Bucyrus, Ohio
8 years ago

We are sorry about your loss

8 years ago


Karen Doepken
8 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. I remember Susie as a sweet & gentle lady; also a very good RN who gave our first 2 baby daughters their immunizations in the early to mid sixties; then our daughters even got to play with one another on Locust & Linden.
We pray for God’s Peace & His Comfort to this “precious family” as we trust in our Faith knowing Susie has journeyed to her Heavenly Home of Eternal Life with Everlasting Peace & Rest. The Gift of Peace…John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; My Peace I give to you.” Sent w/God’s Love, Karen Doepken, Houston, TX…

John Pappas
8 years ago

May her memory be eternal.

Jill M Hercules
8 years ago

Heaven has gained a most beautiful angel…
My heart shares in the sadness of Susie’s passing. She was strength & positivity, a beautiful woman, loved by all who knew her..Seeing she & Joe together & how they held strong & never waivered made me appreciate life a lot more.. A beautiful family forever & always…❤️

Judy Arthur Kehr
8 years ago

Remembering Susie is truly a joy.
A person who truly made our world a better place for all.
The song, It is a Wonderful World,is the story of Susie.
Susie so loved her life.She and Joe were such a beautiful couple.
Her disease was truly challenging,she accepted this she was courageous and appreciative of the loving care Joe ,children,family,friends and care team showed.
She will be remembered as loving ,kind,understanding,faith filled,a gentle light.
Prayers and love to all.

Erin and John Reisenweber
8 years ago

Uncle Joe, Tina, Mary, Jody, and Katie, Our thoughts have been with you during this time. Aunt Susie was such a special, beautiful person. I will always remember her great laugh and our times at your pool on Locust, Camp Elizabeth, Cape Cod and Ocean City. She and my mom had such a special friendship. We should all be so lucky. God bless you all. God bless Aune Susie. Erin

8 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of “Susie”. Denny Albaugh