Chad E. Granato

Nov. 14, 1967 — Jan. 1, 2020

Chad E. Granato, 52, of North Judson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at his home. 

He was born on Nov. 14, 1967, in Hammond, to Ronald E. and Darlene L. (Chalfant) Granato. Chad graduated from Portage High School in 1986. On May 20, 2016, he married Janet Wait in Knox. She survives.

Chad had a lifelong struggle with several medical conditions but always maintained a very positive attitude. He shared a passion for hunting and fishing with his brothers and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers with his dad. Chad enjoyed playing the drums and belonged to several bands over the years. His latest musical passion was playing Christian praise and worship music at Global Harvest Church in Monterey.

Most of all, Chad loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, dad, papa, son and brother. He had a big heart, which showed in the way he raised his three stepdaughters from a previous marriage and loved them as his own. Chad will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his wife Janet Granato of North Judson; daughters: Kayleigh Granato of Portage and Paige [Tyler] Gilliam of Kodak, Tennessee; stepdaughters: Sarah Cutrel of Hobart, Michelle [James] Cable of Hobart, Andria [Gene] Cassell of Clendenin, West Virginia, Jaimie Coulter of Sevierville, Tennessee, and Meagan Coulter of Sweetwater, Tennessee; stepgrandchildren: Devin, Dallas, David, Angel, Adam, Ryan, Brantley, Hunter, Faith, Lily, Ana, Alycia, Jo Jo, Jaidyn and Jay; mother Darlene L. Chalfant Granato of Winamac; brothers: Todd C. [Stephanie] Granato of North Judson and Brian S. [Kimberly] Granato of Wheatfield; niece Alexis Granato; nephew Dylan Granato; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many lifelong friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father Ronald Edward Granato. 

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with John DeSabatine officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online tributes may be offered at

(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 8, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

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