Regina R. Savako
March 31, 1936 – December 8, 2019
"call me Gina"
Regina Savako (nee Reinhardt), age 83, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Beloved wife of the late Ted; loving mother of Vanessa Apicello (Dale), and Sabrina Hough (Jeff); grandmother of Anthony Apicello, Chelsea Apicello Hanahan (Tom), and Sydney McGreal; great grandmother of Jace and Ryker Apicello; sister of Evelyn Morris and the late Rosalie Gibson; aunt of many.
Gina loved travel with Ted, square dancing, sewing, swimming and playing games.
Friends and family invited to Memorial service Friday December 13, at 11am in the Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060. Interment private. Friends and family may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, from 4-7pm Thursday December 12.
- Ted Savako, Husband (deceased)
- Vanessa Apicello (Dale), and Sabrina Hough (Jeff), Children
- Anthony Apicello, Chelsea Apicello Hanahan (Tom), and Sydney McGreal, Grandchildren
- Jace and Ryker Apicello, Great Grandchildren
- Evelyn Morris and the late Rosalie Gibson, Sisters
- Aunt of many
- Visitation Thursday, December 12, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, December 13, 2019
Regina R. Savako
December 12, 2019
Regina was such a sweet person who enjoyed life. It is sad that her smiling face will not be there to greet us. Her journey was an interesting one and she enjoyed many things in life. She reflected and told us to travel and to go new places. Her travels took her to The Grand Canyon and many National parks Including Zion, The Arches, Bryce, Mesa Verde ; a railroad trip in northwest Mexico; Alcapucco; Yosemite; Alaska; Hawaii; Australia and New Zealand; China; Europe; The Caribbean including St. John, St. Thomas; Puerto Rico; Maine and New England and Novia Scotia; Quebec and Montreal; elder hostiles to learn about nature; Banff National Park in Canada; The Rose Bowl Parade (she loved parades); and white water rafting; Disney; and many canoe trips in Loudenville, Ohio. She lived in Florida much of her life and loved warm days and she swam almost every day in the summer. Sewing clothes and then crafting later in life were her passion. She sewed many Barbie clothes too. She sewed square dancing outfits that she enjoyed wearing for each holiday. Her prettiest square dance outfit was her gold dress for New Years Eve.
Blue became her favorite color, and she married Ted in a blue dress she made with white appliqués on May 31, 1969. Rosalie Gibson was her sister and stood up for her at the wedding. Ted and Regina lived in Euclid, Ohio from 1969 until 1984; moved to Union, NJ for a few years; and then moved to Beverly Hills, Florida. In Euclid they had many enjoyable nights with the Doubletons, a group of couples that used to be the Singletons. (The Singletons was a church group for single people,)
We will miss her every day.