Marilyn H. Savarese, a longtime resident of Summit, New Jersey passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on April 11, 2021.
Marilyn Ann Howard, the second daughter after Shirley Claire Howard, was born on February 13, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to Elvira Mae Royle and Clarence Henry Howard.
She attended St. Louis Country Day in St. Louis, Missouri, Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey, graduated from Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, Virginia and attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
In 1948 she married Robert G. Savarese, the second son after Louis A. Savarese to Catherine L. Savarese and Louis M. Savarese of Brooklyn, New York. They have two children Robert H. Savarese of Summit, New Jersey and Melinda S. Denissen and spouse David P. Denissen of Edwards, Colorado and one grandchild, Kelby J. Denissen of Bozeman, Montana.
Marilyn will be remembered for her devoted service to animals and participation in local civic organizations. She played a key role in the Summit Animal Welfare League, and was an active participant in the Fortnightly Club and Calvary Episcopal Church of Summit, New Jersey.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her sister, step sister Carol Arzt and nephew Andrew Arzt. She is survived by her husband, children and grandchild, together with nieces, nephews and many friends.