OBITUARY

Kenneth James Savastano

March 25, 1942February 18, 2021
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Kenneth James Savastano, born March 25, 1942, transitioned into heaven on February 18, 2021. He was preceded by his parents, Anthony and Virginia and his siblings Linda Savastano, Anthony (Potch) Savastano, Marie Munch, Jeanette Matranga, Anna Mae Viator and Ernest Joseph Savastano, grandson Harold Edward (Teddy) Owen III, nephew (loved like a brother) Dion Savastano and many nieces and nephews. Ken was happily married for fifty-eight years to Aloma Fox Savastano and was blessed with two daughters and sons-in-law: Virginia Owen (Harold) and Kerrie deVay (Frank). He was extremely happy to have grandchildren including: Teddy Owen, Benjamin Owen, Jessica deVay (Omar Khalid), Stephanie deVay, and Katherine deVay. Most recently he enjoyed the birth of his first great grandson, Luca Khalid. An avid fisherman and farmer, Ken enjoyed living in Plaquemines Parish, hunting 80-100 alligators a year. He kept the family well stocked from fishing with Mike Viator and Dave Boisdore. He and Aloma operated a citrus farm for many years. Picking and selling oranges was one of his favorite things to do. He started his career as one of the first to use computers to write code and process data for the Apollo Missions. This was back in the days when computers took up whole floors of a building. Later as a physical scientist he worked for General Electric, NOAA and NASA. At NOAA, he enjoyed analyzing and maintaining data on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. But most importantly, he was all about family and friends. Always helping people when he could, he devoted his time to helping his community survive and thrive the aftermath of hurricanes. He is loved and will be missed by many. We wish him well in his heavenly home. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his honor to Nunez Community College Foundation for the Coastal Studies Scholarship/Savastano. Mail to 3710 Paris Rd., Chalmette, La 70043. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, February 27th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a memorial service in Kenneth’s memory beginning at 1:00PM. Kenneth will be laid to rest in a private ceremony. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Kenneth James Savastano

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Aloma Savastano

March 2, 2021

Mr. Ken was a man of integrity one that I cherished, loved, respected. He actually mentored me, poured into me, cared for me, believed in me and I genuinely felt as if he was part of the farm. I will miss him tremendously.

Nate Wall
Wall's Gator Farm

V Owen

February 28, 2021

V Owen

February 28, 2021

V Owen

February 28, 2021

Patti is a great photographer, lucky for us.

Virginia Owen

February 28, 2021

Leah Lamey

February 28, 2021

Uncle Kenny,

My earliest memory of you was when we were kids.
Danny and I
would stay with Grandma for a couple of weeks durning the summer. You would take us to Woodlawn School for camp each day. I think you worked there. After camp you would drive us home and go as fast as you could. You took your foot off of the gas pedal to see how far we could coast. Most of the time we would make it into the shell driveway between Uncle Joe’s and Grandma’s house.

After marrying Aunt Aloma, who we also love, you took Joette and I to college for a week. You played games, colored in coloring
books, and took us for walks looking for insects for your insect collection. I thought how great that time was. You exhibited love of family even way back than.

You will be sadly missed by all.

Your Niece
Leah Viator Lamey

(Picture below is with Uncle Kenny, Lauren, and Amy)

Frank deVay

February 27, 2021

Jessica deVay

February 27, 2021

Dennis Lambert

February 27, 2021

Ken will be missed by all who love Breton Sound! I love you Ken and Aloma❤️

Dennis, Stella, Lillian and Grace

Ben Owen

February 27, 2021

“Hello Mr. Ben!”

I am incredibly glad to have been able to spend 19 years with my Gramps. He was the best grandpa a boy could ask for.
I remember waking up very early to load the boat and go fishing in the marshes. We would fish for seemingly all day and catch tons of great fish. I can’t count how many times Teddy and I knotted our lines and Gramps untangled them for us. I wish I could go fishing with him again, but he is probably catching all the best in Heaven.

Gramps always enlisted my brother and me to pick satsumas, navels, grapefruit, and the evil kumquats. We picked, bagged, and sold so much fruit! Teddy and I would always leave with lots of money for our work. 😊 Now I understand Gramps was trying to instill in us a good work ethic, the same which he did for my mom.

I talked with Gramps about everything. He once called me while I was with my girlfriend and we talked for over an hour, to her dismay. A recent subject was stocks. He helped me start off my stock portfolio by giving lots advice on good and bad picks. I must have gotten good at it because Gramps started asking for my advice towards the end of the year…

Gramps was not a mechanical person. This was both funny and anguishing. He once drove up to Memphis to visit and mentioned a terrible smell in his truck. When Dad and I looked at the cabin air filter we found a big dead rat! A rotting rat had been in his air vents for 2 weeks! Recently I restored a golf cart for him because I knew he had a hard time walking. He tried to burn up the motor on the first day though, when he rested his foot on the throttle for a few minutes. He loved the golf cart though, so that’s all that matters.

I love my Gramps, and know he is happy as can be now up in Heaven. I’m going to miss him though. There are so many more stories I could tell, but I will end this like he ended every conversation with me.

“I love you grandson. Be careful! If you need anything from us you can always call. Goodbye”

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