Kathleen “Kay” Savio, 77, of Patterson Township, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in UPMC-Presbyterian after an extended illness.
Born January 30, 1940 in New Kensington, she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Courson) Donahue. She was a member of St. Monica’s Parish, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. Kay had been a registered nurse at West Penn Hospital and enjoyed golf, bowling and college basketball.
Kathleen is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Lee R. Savio; her daughters, Dr. Karen Harkaway (Michael Grace) of Mt. Holly, NJ and Marti Lawson (Jerry Dowling) of Bay Village, OH; her grandchildren, Alex Lawson, Eric Harkaway, Abby Lawson and Andrew Harkaway; her brothers, Rev. William Donahue, Ronald (JoAnn) Donahue and Keith (Pamela) Donahue; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Sean Savio in 1985.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8pm and Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc- 117 Blackhawk Rd. Chippewa www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com where prayers will be held on Saturday at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Monica’s- Chippewa site. Father Kim Schreck will officiate.
A rosary will be recited on Friday at the funeral home at 7:30pm.
Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family asks that contributions be made in Kay’s name to the International Waldstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation 6144 Clark Center Ave. Sarasota, FL 34238. www.iwmf.com
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Marti, Karen, Lee and family- we are so very saddened to hear the news and we are thinking of you during this very difficult time. She is at peace now and pain free. Hugs and prayers to all- we will be sure to say a rosary for her peaceful transition. Wish we lived closer!! Love, Karen EricBonnie and Annabelle and Marianne
My greatest sympathy to a wonderful friend and to the family of Marti Lawson. While I never met Mrs. Savio, she obviously had a very strong positive impact on Marti and her girls.
We're very sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Bob & Zada
My heart is heavy for all of you. I am sending much love and prayers for strength, comfort and peace. And I am feeling the joy as she is reunited with Sean! XOXO
To the whole Savio family, we are so very very sorry for your loss. We have many very happy memories of Kay over the years and all the holiday gatherings. She was always so full of spirit and kindness, she really lit up the room and every occasion. We were fortunate to have known her. We send you all our support and love in this sad time. She was a lovely lady. And you all are lovely people too. She lives on in you. With love to you always, Mark and Karena.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What brings a smile is that she is now reunited with Sean and she and stormin Norman are discussing how bad the Browns are. Kind of jealous. My mom is deeply sadden by this loss and would be there if she could be. I am looking into traveling up. Hugs and prayers to all.
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts are with you.
We loved Aunt Kay and will miss her sweet smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry for your loss Marti. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will be thinking about you!
I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. I know how close you were and I know your family is hurting. My prayers are with you all. I wish I lived closer. Love you, Kathy Wickline