Louis E. Savini, age 97 passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was born on February 3, 1922, in Republic, PA a son of Amedio Savini, Sr. and Agnes Antonini Savini.
Lou was a member of the former Holy Rosary roman Catholic Church in Republic. Later, he was a member of the Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville.
He attended Redstone Township High School; later he went to work at D’Alonzo Custom Made Men’s Clothing, of Philadelphia where he started his life long profession as a tailor. It was from Philadelphia where he volunteered for the Army. He returned to Philadelphia, after being discharged from the Army, studying how to custom make men’s garments, for a period of 10 years. He went to school under the G. I. Bill studying men’s pattern making t 20th Century Academy for two years. Later he studied men’s clothing design for two years in New York at the Gentleman’s Academy. After this period, he returned to Republic and started a small clothing plant making men’s pants.
Lou was a businessman and a professional tailor in Republic, Monessen, Donora, and Brownsville. In Republic he merged his clothing plant with Magura’s Clothing from Monessen as a full partner, forming Republic Sportswear, Inc. He later sold his interest in that company and with two other tailors and partners formed Donora Sportswear specializing in making ladies garments. Finally, he sold his interest to his two partners and returned to Brownsville. He took as a partner Pete Graziani and formed Brownsville Sportswear Inc., making men’s outerwear. After 25 years as CEO, Lou decided to retire and devoted himself to his pastime of boating.
During World war, II, he volunteered to serve his country and was sent to the European theater with the 104th Timber Wolf Division under General Terry Allen. He landed in France and his division was sent to Belgium attached to the British 1st Army. His division was later transferred to the American 1st Army which was involved in the Battle of Ackin Germany and both the Battle of the Buldge and the Battle of the Rhineland. Before Lou was discharged, he attained the rank of Staff Sargent.
Lou was a member of the American Legion of Republic. Post 590, a former member of the A.F.W. of Uniontown, a former member of the Republic Rotary, and a member of the Amvets of Hopwood, PA.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Pavlikowski Savini; brothers: Amedio Savini, Jr., and Anthony Savini; sisters: Caroline Marini and Mary Nuccetelli; brothers in law: Mike Nuccetelli and Gino Marini; great nephew, Antonio Nuccetelli; in laws, Mr. & Mrs. Cashmire Pavlikowski; sister in law, Betty Pavlikowski; nephews: Philip and Patrick Pavlikowski.
Lou is survived by his brother, Philip Savini and his wife Louise of Uniontown; brothers in law Joseph Pavilowski of Las Vegas, Nevada, William Pavlikowski and his wife Edith of Capeaque, NY, Albert Pavilikowski and his wife, Jane of Rio Ricco, AZ, Gene Pavlikowski and his wife Patti of Johnstown, PA; sister in law, Victoria Rocheck and her husband Ed of New Park Richey, FL; many nieces and nephews.
Lou’s family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion Street, Republic, PA where Prayers of Transfer will be said at 10:0 a.m. on Wednesday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, PA. Entombment will follow at Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.