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M. Jeanne SavanovichMarch 16, 1932 ~ August 14, 2017 (age 85)
M. Jeanne Bruner Warren Savanovich, devoted wife and mother and proud grandmother from Center Township, passed away at age 85 on Monday August 14, 2017, surrounded by family and special friend Sandy Davies. Born on March 16, 1932 in New Kensington, PA to the late Thomas and Louise (Remaley) Bruner, she was preceded in death by an infant brother Thomas and her first husband Jack Eugene Warren (1978).
Jeanne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Slippery Rock with certifications in general science, social studies, health & physical education and elementary education; she later was awarded a Master’s Degree in Education by the University of Pittsburgh. Jeanne touched the lives of many students as a reading specialist in the Center Area School District before her retirement. Additionally, she enjoyed participating with the Center Civic Women’s Club, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Woodlawn Chapter and the Mt. Carmel United Presbyterian Church, Aliquippa.
Jeanne enjoyed traveling; she and Milt traveled from coast to coast, particularly enjoying their semi-annual trips to Fort Myers Beach, where they enjoyed their Florida friends, golfing, bowling, swimming and reading.
She is survived by her husband Milton Savanovich; two daughters: Lynn (Sean) Currie, Alexandria, VA and Beth (Michael) Hewitt, Aliquippa, PA; two step-daughters: Paula Morelli, Beaver, PA and Marla (Mike) Sekel, Lakeway, TX; eight grandchildren: Michael (Gabby) Hewitt, Benjamin (Danielle) Hewitt, Lauren and Mara Yothers, Pamela Morelli and Nate (Francie) Morelli, Mykela and Miranda Sekel; two step-grandchildren: Ryan Currie and Meghan (Jesse) Wisinski; six great-grandchildren; her aunt Jane Ganss; and many special cousins.
Friends will be received on Thursday, August 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Darroch Cremation and Funeral Tributes, Inc., 2640 Mill Street, Aliquippa, PA; a service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, August 25 at 11 a.m.
The family would like to extend our thanks to the staff members of Hawthorne Court at the Sturgeon Health Care Center who displayed attentiveness and loving care; we will carry special memories in our hearts of those who went above and beyond.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy or memorial contribution may be made to the charity of your choice or a local library.