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Fritzi Farley Savarese
Fritzi Farley Savarese


Fritzi Hobbs Farley Savarese, 91, passed away April 17, 2017 at Covenant Towers.

Born in Wheeling, WV March 2, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Herman Richard Hobbs and Della Ward Hobbs. Fritzi was preceded in death by her sister Jean Hobbs Riedel and her husband, Dr. Charles J. Savarese, Jr. who died May 19, 2011.

Fritzi graduated with a degree in Nursing from the Ohio Valley Regional Medical Center in Wheeling, WV. She went on to further her career in nursing to be appointed the first Director of Nursing at the newly established Hilton Head Hospital in South Carolina. She and her husband later established a family and cardiology medical practice in Shallotte, NC until their retirement. Fritzi was an alumni of the Chi Omega sorority. She was a past member of the Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three children, Dick Farley, Jr. and wife, Lucia of Charles Town, WV, Becky Farley Warren and husband, Mike of Myrtle Beach, SC, Tom Farley and wife, Susan Silver of Kensington, MD, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A private memorial service and inurnment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery where Mrs. Savarese will join her late husband.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be Covenant Towers Health Care Holiday Fund, 5001 Little River Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

An online guest register is available at www.msfh.net

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Robert Stuart
East Hampton, New York

Recollections come flooding in, from when I knew Fritzi in Wheeling. What I can hear clearly is her voice, clear and precise, crisp, and no escaping the meaning of whatever she was saying. Often coupled with infectious laughter. I also recall her generosity of spirit and hospitality, great to be with, a friend. I'm happy she had a long, good life.

Fred & Debbe Morris
Little River, SC

Becky, Mike and the entire family, our sincere sympathies and condolences are with you on the passing of Mrs. Savarese....including thoughts, hugs and prayers. God blessed her with a long and extraordinary life. Fond memories of her will be cherished by those who loved her, especially as you nurture, view and love your flowers and nature. Please take comfort knowing that her body rests with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery but more importantly.... her soul is now in God's loving care.

Debbie Hobbs Bruce
Ft. Collins, Co

Dear Becky,Tom and Dick,

We have such fond memories of your Mom from all of those 4th of July picnics in Shawnee Hills growing up. What idyllic times those were. She was a lovely lady, and she and Charlie were such a good match. The best word to describe them both is delightful. Happy and fun-loving, compassionate and caring. We will miss them dearly. How beautiful it is that God has delivered her to an eternity of joy. We cry for ourselves and rejoice for her new life. God Bless you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lots of Love, Debbie

Florence, SC

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Fritzi Farley Savarese. The loss of our dear loved ones can be very difficult and distressing to cope with. May you be comforted in knowing that Jehovah hates death and promise to eliminate death forever and bring ones sleeping in death back to life on a cleansed earth. Revelation 3:4 says: And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Also John 5:28,29 Jesus promised that \" those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out\". May all your loving memories of your dear loved one help to soothe your hearts, as we remember that they now safety rest in the loving memory of our God, Jehovah.

charlie Savarese
Eleuthera, Bahamas

Fritzi was a most beautiful person. she was Loving, Kind Hearted and Put Others before her.
She loved her family and always offered to do anything for anyone.
She will be missed by so many but never forgotten by any.
She is now resting at peace and home with Big Honey.
Charlie, Anne, Shawn and Morgan

Karen Neenan

Little Honey was my second mom for more than 40 years, and both she and Big Honey were like grandparents to our kids they lovingly called "the frogs". We were privileged to call them the Honey's, blessed to have them in our lives and heartbroken at their passing. Nothing was quite so comforting as a Little Honey hug- which I will forever cherish and wish I could have just one more of.
Becky, Tom and Dick- our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom. We truly know how special she was. May you find comfort in the fact that she touched so many people in so many positive ways. She will be missed by everyone, but I will miss her terribly. I will always carry her in my heart - I loved her dearly. You all and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Erica Gonsoulin
myrtle beach

Although my time with Fritzi was short- she has a special place in my heart and I will never forget her. After reading about her life, I wish I knew her sooner, but I am thankful for the time I got with her. She loved her family very much and was very proud of you all.

Diane Tyler

Becky, Tom and Dick,
I\\\'m so sorry for your loss... Fritzi was an amazing woman, and mother ! She will missed by so many ...
I\\\'ll see you again some day Fritzi ! ??????

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