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Peter Savona
Peter J. Savona, age 90, of Maumee, passed away on Friday, April 13, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brownsville, Pa., on February 13, 1928 to John and Lucy (Marchion) Savona, he graduated from Brownsville High School in 1946 and moved to Detroit to attend the University of Detroit. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he served from 1950-52. Mr. Savona worked for Chrysler Automotive in various office positions at the Highland Park plant, and later at the Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg, from 1949-89. He was a member of the UAW Local 1435 in Perrysburg and an active parishioner at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns since 1966. He was also a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus since 1950, most recently as part of Council 14155. He was an avid member of many communities and could often be found selling raffle tickets after Mass, chatting with everyone, or in his 46-year-old “reserved” seat at St. John’s Jesuit wrestling, basketball and football events. Pete married the love of his life, Anna Jean Seib, on June 30, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Midland, Md. In addition to their three children, they opened their home to more than 25 foster children. Pete was the patriarch of the Savonas and the family always came together around him. Before and after his retirement, he attended many activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He greatly enjoyed family gatherings and was never without his camera. With a very competitive spirit, he loved to play games, especially Wizard, dominoes and his favorite, four-handed Pinochle. (It was always best to be his partner.) His family will fondly remember his frequent trips to the store (especially The Andersons), making sure to have everyone’s favorite treats, his exceedingly punctual birthday cards and his phone calls just to check in – some of the many ways he showed how much he cared for his loved ones. Surviving are his daughter, Patty (Charlie) Speiker, of Maumee; sons, Mike (Patti) Savona, of Lakeside, Ohio, and Tim (Pam) Savona, of North Ridgeville, Ohio; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Nikki (Nick) Frisch and children; Dylan Savona and Elli and Evi Frisch; Brent (Emily) Jennings and children, Mikey and Cooper Jennings; Tim (Kara) Savona and children, Maxton and Brynn Savona; Jenny (Joe) Zeunick and children, Macey, Kenzie and Ava Zeunick; Kari (Cole) Patrick and children, Connor and Chloe; Chelsea (Mike) Hittle, Amanda (Anthony) Perk, Nathan (Kelleen) Savona and Eva Savona, Ashlea Savona, Michaela Savona and A.J. Savona; foster daughter, Brenda (Don) Rennecker and children, Annale, Jonathon and Elissa; brothers, Dominic (Angie) and Frank Savona; sister, Lucy Savona Zawrotny; brother-in-law, Fred Seib; sister-in-law, Trish Seib Martin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Pete was proceeded in death by his wife, Anna Savona, sister-in-law, Marie Savona; brother-in-law, Richard Zawrotny; and granddaughter, Angelica Savona. Following visitation on April 17 at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home in Maumee, a funeral Mass was celebrated on April 18 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment followed in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Jesuit High School or St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church.

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