Jacob LaSavia Jr.
March 21, 1944 – January 18, 2020
Jacob LaSavia, Jr. passed away on January 18, 2020 at the age of 75. Jacob is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara LaSavia, their children: Jacob LaSavia (Myra) and Stephen LaSavia (Devonne), and his grandchildren: Annalise and Joseph LaSavia. He is also survived by his siblings: Robert LaSavia (Elizabeth), Fay Bordelon (Floyd), and Gerry Laborde (Gene/Joe), his sister-in-law, June Callais, and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Ruby LaSavia. Jake proudly served as a Sgt. E5 in the Army National Guard for six years. He was highly gifted with his hands; he could build, make, repair or fix just about anything. These skills were greatly admired and appreciated by the Jefferson Parish Fleet Management where he was employed for many years. As a native New Orleanian, Jake had an avid interest in the history, culture and cuisine of the city. His Italian heritage was a source of great pride for him. He was a fabulous cook, whose dishes were thoroughly enjoyed for numerous holidays and family gatherings. Jake was active with his sons in Boy Scouts and participated in numerous hikes and camping trips. His wife, children, and grandchildren were his greatest pleasures. To know him was to love him and he will truly be missed by all. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Mary Magdalene Catholic Church located at 6425 W. Metairie Ave. in Metairie on Saturday, February 01, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M. A private interment will be at a later date. An online guest book is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.