Louis A. Savarese, age 93, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Saddle River, New Jersey.
Born on Oct. 22, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Louis M. Savarese and Catherine L. Savarese.
Formerly of Eastchester, New York; Scarsdale, New York; Niskayuna, New York; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Darien, he lived in Saddle River for the past 37 years. He completed his high school education at Brooklyn Technical High School.
Enlisting in the United States Navy, he was admitted to the V-12 Officer Candidate Program at Yale University, from which he graduated in 1947, with a degree in mechanical engineering.
While at Yale, Lou was quarterback of the varsity football team, a member of the varsity swim team, and a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity.
He then went on to work as an engineer and executive at a number of corporations before joining the American Cyanamid Company, where he served as vice president of operations of its Shulton group until his retirement.
Lou was an active member of the Saddle River community, serving for many years on the Saddle River Borough Council. He was also chairman of the Advisory Board of the General Hospital Center at Passaic, and a member of the Parish Council of St. Gabriel’s Church.
He was the husband of Catherine A. McMorrow Savarese, whom he married on Oct. 4, 1952 at Saint Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church in Queens, New York and who preceded him in death.
Lou is also survived by his brother, Robert G. Savarese; children John F. Savarese, Anne M. Savarese Bigham, Carolyn M. Savarese Patrick, and Gail C. Savarese and their spouses: Lynn Ashby-Savarese, Harry J. Bigham, Jr., and William Patrick.
He also leaves grandchildren: Katherine, Laura, and Michael Savarese; Julie and Grace Bigham; and Ian Patrick; six nieces and nephews: Robert Savarese, Yvonne Savarese Denissen, Mary Brennan Gerster, Vincent Brennan, Jr., Joan Brennan Hearst, and David Brennan.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday and from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Feeney’s Funeral Home, 232 Franklin Ave., Ridgewood, New Jersey. All are invited to his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to a charity of your choosing would be appreciated.