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Obituary - Enid H. Savett

Enid H. Savett

Date of Passing: December 28th, 2012

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In lieu of flowers, contributions in Enidís memory are suggested to Temple Beth El, Utica Curling Club, Spring Farm Cares, or the contributorís choice.

Enid H. Savett, 71, of New Hartford, died December 28, 2012, at home, after an eight-month illness. She was a retired nurse. Enid was born in Tupper Lake, NY, on June 23, 1941, and her family moved back to Utica in 1945. She attended Kemble and John F. Hughes grammar schools, graduated Utica Free Academy in 1959, started nursing school, then moved to Minneapolis where she was an operating room technician. She returned to Utica in 1964, where she continued work as an operating room technician and nurse at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center. During this time she completed her RN training and received an associate degree at Mohawk Valley Community College. She completed over 20 years in the US Army, active duty and reserve, including a long career as a personnel counselor recruiting physicians and other health care professionals for the Army Medical Department. Her leadership qualities were recognized and she rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel by the time she left the military in 1994. On return to Utica, she continued her nursing career at Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, NY, retiring in 2005. She was an active curler, a long-standing member of the Utica Curling Club and national curling associations, and she officiated at many local, regional, national and world curling events. She was a lifetime member of Temple Beth El, serving on its Board and in other volunteer positions. She took pride in her nursing and military careers, in her curling activities, in her Temple work, and in her family. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Harry and Eleanor Savett, life-long Uticans, and by her grandparents, Bertha and Wolf Landsman and Sam and Jennie Zavotsky. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Laurence and Susanne Savett, St. Paul, MN; her niece, Ellen Savett, Zurich, Switzerland; and her nephew and his wife, Rabbi Jonathan and Lauren Spira-Savett and their children, Alex, Lela, and Sarinah, Nashua, NH. Enid's funeral will be held Sunday (today) at 12 noon at Temple Beth El, 2710 Genesee St., Utica. The family will receive visitors at her home, 3 Wills Drive, New Hartford, Sunday through Wednesday, and shiva services will be held there on those days at 7 pm. Arrangements are with the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., Utica/New Hartford.


Larry....just heard about Enid and needless to say I was sorry to hear. I am sure you realize the lady she was and I am sure she will be missed. Wesley. Diane.

Eydie will be missed. She was a great person to know and to work with on all curling events she officiated and organized. I will miss her so much. My condolences to the family and Utica Curling Club.
Dennis Mellerup

Eydie was loved and cherished by all her curling friends. We will miss her, and we will not forget her.
Sam Williams

My sincere sympathy to Eydie's family. She was one of the first friends I made upon joining UCC in 1972. She will be missed by all who knew & loved her.
bunny lloyd landers

My condolences to the Savett family for their loss. May the comforting words at Psalms 147:3 and John 5:28, 29 help you through this difficult time.

our deepest condolences to her family.
Lin and Ed Lasher

What a loss to the curling world and those of us who love the sport. Eydie was one of a kind. Everyone was happy when she was an official at an event. She was fair and fun with an unbelievable work ethic. Personally, I will miss her laugh and advice. RIP Eydie you will be missed
Dorothy Roach