Vincent J. Savona

May 31,2012

Vincent J. Savona, 70, of Oswego died Thursday morning in the Oswego Hospital. Mr. Savona was born in Oswego the son of the late Joseph and Stella (Azzarelli) Savona. He attended graduate school at UCLA, and received his Master’s Degree from SUNY Oswego in Science Education. Mr. Savona was a chemistry teacher at Central Square, prior to teaching chemistry at the Oswego High School, for twenty-nine years, where he was an adjunct professor with Syracuse University. Mr. Savona was inducted into the Oswego and NYS Softball Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years Margaret “Meg” Savona of Oswego, their sons Michael Savona of Oswego, and Andrew (Tracy Haynes) Savona of FL, sisters Rosemary Frawley of Buffalo, Grace Chillemi of Oswego, Virginia Familo of Oswego, step grandchildren Eric, Katherine, and James Trudell, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church organ fund.

11 Condolences,

  1. Mr. Savona was so kind to me. He watched me struggle in chemistry and if not for his extra points for my effort, I would never have passed. He was a good guy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Mr. S.

  2. Andy and family – My deepest sympathies on the passing of your father.
    Bob Watson

  3. Great chemistry teacher and an even better guy. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Sorry for your loss. You were great neighbors and he was a wonderful person.

  5. Andrew, Tracy and Family,
    There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
    While words can do little to ease your sadness, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. We wish you peace and comfort as you mourn the loss of your loved one.

    With love,
    Your AvMed Underwriting ‘friends and family’.

  6. I am sorry to hear of his passing. When I saw his name, my immediate thought was great teacher with a great personality. He sparked my interest in science, and ultimately must have influenced my decision to become a chemistry teacher for a few years before going to med school. Thanks Mr. Savona for helping me to help others.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Savona. I had him for Chemistry the year the Post published the regents answers. He always wanted to see his students do well. I also remember his silly jokes and his smile hoping we would laugh. :) My heart goes out to his family at this time of loss. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you have of him. He was a dedicated teacher, kind man and compassionate human being. The mark of a life well-lived.

  8. Margaret Rose; How sorry I was to hear of Vinny’s passing. I know you have his ever-lasting love from when we were in college. I have fond memories of you and Vinny visiting California. Time is surely passing quickly and we never know how fortunate we are to have every day on earth. JoAnn and I will see you on Sunday. You know that you are and always have been one of my favorite cousins. God Bless you and your boys. See you then! Love ,

    Cousin Bob

  9. Deeply saddened by hearing of Mr. Savona’s passing. He was a great teacher with a good sense of humor and a great smile. He made learning chemistry almost fun (proof= 94 on Regents Exam….thanks Mr. Savona!) Lary Pierce ’68

  10. Uncle Vin, may you rest in peace. You were a best friend to my Dad for 60 years and I will never forget all the good times our families shared together. Like my Dad said today, it is not good-bye just see you in the next lifetime. Love- Matt

  11. A fabulous friend growing up. My sincere condolences

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