Daniel Joseph (D.J.) Savino

Posted On April 14th, 2012 -

1922 – 2012

Daniel Joseph (D.J.) Savino a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Dad was born and raised in Elmira, New York on June 22, 1922 and passed away April 4, 2012 in Boise, Idaho a few short weeks before his 90th birthday.

The son of Mary and Frank Savino, an Italian immigrant from Bari, Italy, dad was known as Danny or D.J. and enjoyed bowling, playing golf and following the N.Y. Yankees.

In 1942, while serving in the Army, dad was severely wounded in Luzon, Philippines and received the Purple Heart among other medals and accommodations.

For 30 years in New York, dad worked in the Elmira Post Office then moved and retired to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1973. In 2008 Dad and family moved to Idaho to be with his family.

As a life member of the American Legion Post #0154, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1540, life member of the Elks Post #2297 and lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, dad cherished his lifetime membership with Tour Partners, a charitable arm of the PGA.

Dad was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, putting his life and faith above all else with unwavering love of God and family.

He is survived by his youngest brother, Tom (Jan); son, Danny (Charlotte); grandkids, Christianna, and D.J.; daughter, Corinne (Roy) Westlake; grandson, Roy Jr.; daughter, Roxanne (Paul) Steward; grandkids, Joanne and Michael; as well as 8 great-grandkids and 6 great great grandkids.

Daniel was preceded in death by our loving mom and his wife, Loretta, his partner for 58 years; his oldest brother, Mike; sister, Angela and some of his cousins, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A Catholic Mass and Remembrance was held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, ID.

To share memories with the family please visit D.J.’s memorial webpage online at www.CloverdaleFuneralHome.com.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran