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Official Obituary of

Susan Ellen (Carpenter) Testa

July 14, 1945 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Susan Testa Obituary

Susan Ellen Carpenter Testa came into this world on July 14, 1945, in Buffalo, NY. She was born to Richard Carpenter and Doris (Golding) a mere two days (and a few miles) after her soulmate, Robert Orante Testa.  Bob and Sue were middle school sweethearts, and their adventure took them to Alaska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and now for "Nana", to her true home with Jesus. Her faith walk inspired everything she did, as her heartbeat was to serve others as the hands and feet of her Lord. She was a member of Missionview Church in North Canton. Nana loved to read and walk beaches. She enjoyed feeding birds and squirrels, and her love of animals knew no bounds (even demanding that spiders be safely transported from the house). With a gentle touch and a fire in her belly; she was a superhero and an earthly angel to so many.   

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, son Rob Testa (Kimberlee), daughter Courtny Aljancic (Jon), grandchildren, and sisters Judi Czora and Joann Brennan. The twinkles of her eye were her 5 grandchildren: Camryn Testa, Ryan Aljancic, Cayden Testa, Will Aljancic, and Tate Aljancic. Her love, generosity, and support of them brought her unending joy.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Pat Putman.    

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 1st at 1 pm at Missionview Church,1320 W Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720. Following the service, a reception will be held to honor her life and legacy. The family will be available immediately after the service to receive friends who cannot stay for the reception. Please join us to reminisce and celebrate the beautiful life she lived whether at the service or the reception. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Pregnancy and Parenting Center (

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Celebration of Life
March 1, 2024

1:00 PM


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