- July 28, 1926 - December 9, 2011
- Vienna, Virginia
of Sam's Passing
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“There was never a time in my life when I didn't know Mr. Savia (I can no more call him Sam than I could have called my father Bob). From my earliest...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Rowland Hancock - Rapidan, VA
“Please know that your friends share your loss. Sam will always be remembered for the "Gentleman" that he was. An end of an era. Agape
2 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret Walke - Ashburn, VA
“My wife are I were truly saddened when we were informed of Sam's passing. He gave so much to our community and we feel privileged to have known him....Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Michael & Patti Polychrones - VA
“Dear Savia Family: I am so sorry for the great loss of your Father, Sam.He was a very kind man,and very loving.even in his voice, you could hear his...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Sessions - Centreville, VA
“I am so sad to hear of your loss. This is an anniversary for loss in our family as well. Another Vienna icon has left us but.. My mother Helene,...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Trina Weir - Vienna, VA
“My father and Sam were great friends for many years. I know he will miss him so much.
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rick Crabtree - Leesburg, VA
“I was very saddened to read of the passing away of Sam Savia. I grew up in Vienna(Dogwood Street) so we were neighbors for many many years.
My...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Anderson - Aiea, HI
“Sam Savia was a wonderful man. I am sure my dad was there to welcome him into heaven! The Purcells will be praying for Gert and the Savia family in...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rita Purcell-Robertson - VA
“Mary and Family, I was very saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.
9 of 15 | Posted by: John McKenna - Orlando, FL
“For the Savia Family, I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Savia's passing and my prayers and condolences reach out to all of you. It wasnt that...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin McKenna - Warrenton, VA
“Karen, I'm very sorry for your loss.
11 of 15 | Posted by: John Gronwall - Tucker, GA
“Dearest Karen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you all during this difficult time. I hope that the love & prayers...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Tanya Stewart - Sunrise, FL
“Dear Mary and Family ~ I am so sorry about your loss~ May you find comfort in each other & in the beautiful memories you hold dear & share together....Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Rogers - Sterling, VA
“Mrs. Savia, Lynn, Karen, Mary and family: I am really sorry to hear of Mr. Savia's passing. Such a great loss. He was so kind and gentle and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Patty Payne - Middleburg, VA
“God bless you all at this time. All my life I learned from Mr. Savia how to be kind and calm. He was a truly special and amazing man and I know my...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Purcell Clark - VA
Sam Savia died peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Born in Vienna, VA, he had a strong commitment and connection to the town and his family and friends there. He was a 70 year volunteer for the Vienna Fire Department, an over 50 year member of the Vienna Host Lion's Club, an integral part in the beginning days of Vienna Little League baseball where he managed and umpired for many years, and an active member and usher for St. Mark's church. He had a kind, generous and easy spirit. He will be dearly missed by the many his life touched. He was preceded in death by his son, David Savia, sister Esther Moreland and brothers Phillip and Alfred. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Gertrude Savia, his daughters Lynn Perkins and husband David of Burke, VA , Karen Savia of Richmond, VA, and Mary Savia of Fairfax City, VA. He is also survived by his sister, Antoinette Lynch, nieces, nephews and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Vienna Volunteer Fire department or Evercare Hospice .