Robert “Skip” Savoia, age 75, of East Falmouth and formerly of Natick and Medway, died peacefully on February 23, 2018. Skip is survived by his loving wife, Roberta Savoia and his three sons, Scott Savoia of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Rick Savoia of Natick, MA and Ryan Savoia of Uxbridge, MA. Skip is the son of the late Dante Savoia and is survived by his mother Edna Savoia and his sisters, Judy SanClements of Sherborn, MA, Jan Kelley of Falmouth, MA, Jeanne Guthrie of Sherborn, MA and Jackie Heger of Holliston, MA. Skip is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Nick, Becky, Hannah, Dante, Caid, Lily, Trent, Ty and Hunter.
Skip is a 1960 graduate of Needham High School, served in the Air Force after high school and received his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University.
Skip met his wife, Roberta, on a blind date and they were married for over 54 years and shared a love for traveling and sailing. Skip was an avid sailor and together they owned several sailboats, often sailing around the northeast between Maine and Newport. Skip also enjoyed his cars and motorcycles, frequently taking his grandchildren for rides in his 1966 Corvette and his Harley Davidson.
As a business professional, Skip was involved in many things over the years, including being a Vice President at CSC, his own business consultancy and was sought after for his public speaking skills in business and management areas. After retiring from the professional world, Skip moved on to constructing high-end homes in the Wellesley and Natick areas both on his own and in a partnership with his brother-in-law, Bob SanClements.
Skip modeled part-time in the 70’s and 80’s and was on the cover of the 1980’s version of the “Game of Life”. Skip also served as a consultant to the Under Secretary of Defense for the Department of Defense, helping to solve logistics problems for US troops serving overseas.
Skip had an amazing eye for detail and drive and applied that to all aspects of his life, most importantly to his family, where everything he did was to make sure they were safe and cared for. His interests were varied, enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, including the New York Times crossword, and was extremely creative and a very gifted writer.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Skip’s name (https://www.alz.org/) and a memorial service is planned for 10am on March 3rd at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, 11 Washington Street, Sherborn, MA 01770. Following the service there will be a reception at 11:30am at LaCantina, 911 Waverly Street, Framingham, MA 01702. We welcome those who want to celebrate Skip’s life at either or both locations.