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In Memory

Peter Savino - Class of 1963

September 1, 2020

Peter Savino Jr passed away on September 1, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 75. He was a talented drummer who played by ear and also enjoyed cooking and baking Italian family recipes. Peter leaves behind his son, Peter III and his daughter-in-law Susan as well as his brother Santo. He will miss his grandsons Zachary (age 13) and Carson (age 9). Peter will be remembered as a US Navy veteran and a well-known drummer in Las Vegas. He will be greatly missed.



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09/24/20 03:13 PM #1    

Kenny "Tash" Tashian (1964)


Pete Savino died on September 8, 2020.  Very sad indeed.  I really liked Pete and enjoyed the time I spent with him in high school and at the class reunions.  Pete was always a bit "cooler" than the rest of us.  No small wonder he spent a great deal of time in Las Vegas.  As Pete Zoschak would say, "It was only natural." 


A great drummer, quick witted, always with a smile, and someone who made you smile back for no particular reason.  I'll be sending out a website wide announcement soon, but I wanted to send this personal note to his friends and classmates.


RIP Pete


Picture below is from the Class of 1963 40th Reunion - 2003






09/25/20 02:56 PM #2    

Charles "Bud" Cuttito (1963)

Pete, a great drummer, always smiling. a great trombone player and fellow High School Band member.

Lots of fun behind the scenes and knew exactly what he wanted to do in life and was lucky enough and talented enough to attain it! From one drummer and sailor to another.. keep stickin Pete RIP!

09/26/20 01:36 AM #3    

Margaret "Peggy" J M Peluso (Packer) (1963)

Peter was just such a standup sweet guy!
We kept in touch for decades,and I would see him when I was in Las Vegas over the years.
We spoke shortly before his death and he was in surprisingly good spirits even though he had stage four cancer.
He will be terribly missed by those who knew and loved him.
R.I.P. Peter,you will not be forgotten.

10/15/20 04:55 AM #4    

Henry Randolph Hensel (1963)

 I posted this photo for Peggy Peluso. The comment is mine.

I first met Pete as a 10 year old, bike riding through his neighborhood. Back in the day that’s how little boys explored and had adventures. Pete was hammering away on his drums inside his garage. The garage door was open and I wheeled into his driveway to listen. Later, we rode our bikes around and had a few adventures. We were never really close friends but I will always remember that first time I met him. 

10/29/20 07:57 PM #5    

Carolyn Reichert (McIlveen) (1963)

Many a phone call but only left a VM for Pete while he was going through his treatments/ I do remember our last phone conversation, pre 55th reunion, 2018. He was bummed because he could not afford the trip east. Tina and I had some good laughs with him on that phone call. Pete was very upbeat and always had a laugh/RIP, Pete/you will be remembered and missed­čśó





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