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Joseph Louis Savaris

January 4, 1922 ~ January 27, 2020 (age 98)

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Joseph Louis Savaris, 98, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Joseph was born January 4, 1922 in San Gregorio, Italy, the son of Victor and Tersilia (Luca) Savaris.  He graduated from Taylorville High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player.  Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Navy, where he was an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class for Blimp Headquarters during World War II.  After his honorable discharge, he worked for Fiat Allis as a machinist until his retirement.

Joseph was a devout Catholic, and long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  He was an equally dedicated member of the V.F.W. Post #4495 and American Legion Post #73, and he spent many years serving on their honor guard and burial detail.  Joseph was also a long-time member of the AmVets IL-Post #29.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Louise Mary Savaris; brother, Robert Savaris; and sister-in-law, Rina Savaris.

Funeral Mass: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.  There will be no visitation prior to the mass.

Interment will follow the mass at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, with military honors provided by the V.F.W Post #4495, American Legion Post #73, and the United States Department of Defense.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or Christian County Burial Detail (payable to V.F.W. Post #4495), 515 N. West St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies.

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Funeral Mass
January 30, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
108 W. Adams St.
Taylorville, IL 62568

January 30, 2020

2:15 PM
Oak Hill Cemetery
820 S. Cherokee St.
Taylorville, IL 62568


St. Mary's Catholic Church
108 W. Adams St., Taylorville IL 62568

Christian County Burial Detail c/o VFW Post #4495
515 N. West St., Taylorville IL 62568

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