Earl Anthony Savant, 72, Army National Guard vet, worked at Kleinfelter’s, animal lover, traveler

By on November 16, 2016

Earl Anthony “Tony” Savant, 72, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at home, as a result of an aggressive form of cancer.

He was born in Lebanon to the late Rocco and Esther (Bond) Savant, and was the husband of Marie Ellen “Mitzi” (Zinzella) Savant, with whom he shared more than 48 years of marriage.

Tony worked in maintenance for Kleinfelter’s Insurance and earlier for Bethlehem Steel in Morgantown. He was a graduate of Cornwall High School, and served in the Army National Guard. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling abroad, and playing cards. He especially enjoyed Wednesday Circuit Breakfast Club with the boys, and had a special love for animals.

In addition to his wife, Tony is survived by two daughters: Michelle L. Savant, wife of Larry Shutts, of Atlanta, Ga.; Chelsea M. Savant, wife of Steve Hughes, of Levittown; two grandchildren: P. Hudson and Bristol Violet Savant Shutts; two brothers: Rocco Jr., husband of Kathy (Wunsch) Savant, of Lebanon; Lee, husband of Rita (Bomberg) Savant, of Lebanon; a sister: Nina Lefever of Ephrata; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Lee for an extra nine years of life through his kidney donation.

Services were held Nov. 13 at Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Tony’s memory may be made to PKD Foundation, P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187-1847.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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