Therese “Terri” Savako, 89, of Ravenna passed away on July 5, 2013.
Terri was born on March 4, 1924, one of twelve children, the daughter of Stephen and Bertha Szalkowski, founders of Chambers Bakery and Flower Shop in Cleveland. She married Roman Savako in 1946, moved to Kent, and later to Ravenna where they raised their four children.
Terri had a love for gardening, painting, floral design, and playing piano. She worked at General Electric and as a Kelly girl at several area businesses. In 1974, she founded Petal Pushers florist in downtown Ravenna operating the business until her retirement in 1989. Terri was a Girl Scout leader and a member of Young at Heart at Immaculate Conception Church.
Terri is survived by her children Cynthia (Terry) Watt of Kent, Marcia Davis of Missouri, Nanette (Tom) Zawistowski of Akron, and Roger (Janice) Savako of Ravenna; grandchildren Eric (Kristin) and Mark (Courtney) Watt, Sarah and Michael Zawistowski, Kurt Meglan, and Katy Savako; five great-grandchildren; sister Florence Fry of Austinburg, brother Raymond Baker of Richfield, in-laws Lea Baker of Seven Hills, Blossom Savako of North Olmsted, Ted and Regina Savako of Florida, and many nieces and nephews; preceded in death by Roman Savako, husband of 55 years, baby Madelaine, son-in-law Tony Davis of Missouri, granddaughter Renee Meglan of Missouri, her parents, stepfather, Stanley Barzczewski and several brothers and sisters.
Friends will be received from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St, Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend John Madden at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church, 409 W. Main St, Ravenna.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church. The family wishes to thank Terry Montz and the staff of Country Elegance, Dr. Edward Jastrzemski, and the staff at Robinson Memorial Hospital for their special care.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436 7-7-13 & 7-8-13)