OBITUARY

Norma Jean (Strimpel) Savarino

January 8, 1946March 10, 2018
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Norma Jean Savarino, age 72 of Ravenna, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at her home.

She was born January 8, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Walter and Marie Joy (Rupert) Strimpel. Norma was a free spirit who enjoyed life, and lived it the way that she wanted. She had several occupations throughout her life, including: limo driver, bus driver, pastry chef, and waitress. Norma also had a knack for finding four leaf clovers, collecting over 2,500 in a single year.

Norma is survived by her children: Jim Savarino, Jeannette (James Caruth) Savarino, and J.P. She is also survived by her longtime companion Brad Pontius; her grandchildren: Justin (Kristy) Savarino, Jonathan Whetsell, Sara (Josh) Kerr, Courtney Caruth, and Cody Caruth; her great-grandchildren: LeeAnn Kerr and Tyler Savarino; her brother Ted Rupert; and her sisters Cathy Peddicord, Mary Sromek, and Ruthe Herbster.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Arleen Strimpel, and her brother Victor “Benny” Rupert.

Norma’s wishes for cremation are being honored. Friends and family will be received Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with a memorial service following at 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Norma is survived by her children: Jim Savarino, Jeannette (James Caruth) Savarino, and J.P. She is also survived by her longtime companion Brad Pontius; her grandchildren: Justin Savarino, Jonathan Whetsell, Sara (Josh) Kerr, Courtney Caruth, and Cody Caruth; her great-grandchildren: LeeAnn Kerr and Tyler Savarino; her brother Ted Rupert; and her sisters Cathy Peddicord, Mary Sromek, and Ruthe Herbster.

    Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Arleen Strimpel, and her brother Victor “Benny” Rupert.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Norma Jean (Strimpel) Savarino

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Jeannette Savarino

March 13, 2018

She always knew how to make us smile and laugh.

Jeannette Savarino

March 13, 2018

She always knew how to make me laugh.

Jonathan Whetsell

March 13, 2018

Norma was my grandmother who helped to raise me. She taught me more than I’ll ever even know. I had to learn the hard way that her advice was always right! One thing I will always remember is the fire she carried with her wherever she went. Always making friends or enemies depending on the day. She was headstrong and a warrior and now she is free. We laughed together and cried together and I will always cherish our memories. Rest in paradise grandma. I love you so much

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Biography

Norma Jean Savarino, age 72 of Ravenna, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at her home.

She was born January 8, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Walter and Marie Joy (Rupert) Strimpel. Norma was a free spirit who enjoyed life, and lived it the way that she wanted. She had several occupations throughout her life, including: limo driver, bus driver, pastry chef, and waitress. Norma also had a knack for finding four leaf clovers, collecting over 2,500 in a single year.

Norma is survived by her children: Jim Savarino, Jeannette (James Caruth) Savarino, and J.P. She is also survived by her longtime companion Brad Pontius; her grandchildren: Justin (Kristy) Savarino, Jonathan Whetsell, Sara (Josh) Kerr, Courtney Caruth, and Cody Caruth; her great-grandchildren: LeeAnn Kerr and Tyler Savarino; her brother Ted Rupert; and her sisters Cathy Peddicord, Mary Sromek, and Ruthe Herbster.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Arleen Strimpel, and her brother Victor “Benny” Rupert.

Norma’s wishes for cremation are being honored. Friends and family will be received Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with a memorial service following at 7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.