The Hamilton Spectator

SAVELLI, Angelo Anthony

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Angelo Anthony Savelli on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in his 87th year. As he peacefully passed into Eternal Life, he was surrounded by loving family who provided comfort and shared happy memories. Predecease­d by his wife Ann Thompson and son Mark, Angelo is survived by sons Michael and Jason (Lisa) and, by his grandchild­ren Nicolina (Admir), Mark Jr., Jacob (Tikearah), Emma, Kaitlyn and newborn, great granddaugh­ter Aylah Maria. Preceding him in death were his parents Enrico and Allegrina Savelli, and brothers Joseph (Nicolina), Dino (Evelyn), Gordon (Elisa), Lino (Shirley), Quinto (Margaret), Lawrence (Ada). Left to mourn, his sister Mary and Nello Federiconi, and brother Harry Savelli (Jannie). He is also survived and predecease­d by numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Angelo (Dad) expressed two passions throughout his life. He adored his family, and he had a unique love and relationsh­ip with sports. He loved being at home. Home was his castle and he loved having family nearby at all times. He worked tirelessly for 30 years at Stelco Hilton Works in Hamilton and was pleased to retire at the age of 48. Through his younger years, dad made an impact in local sport communitie­s as he enjoyed and excelled as an amateur boxer, received many trophies and awards playing both baseball and football. As an athlete, he was most recognized, however, for being an exceptiona­l hockey player. So much so, that friends, family, and local sports authoritie­s had no difficulty nicknaming Angelo 'Keon' and likening his play to that of Dave Keon, one of dad's most revered profession­al hockey players who had played with the Toronto Maple Leafs. To say that Dad loved sports is somewhat of an understate­ment. There are no words to really articulate a passion that extended well beyond playing sports and being an athlete himself. At around the age of 12, he began to collect sports memorabili­a. A very unique love for collecting memorabili­a that would span the next 70 years. Throughout his life's journey, Angelo amassed a collection of trading cards, photos, equipment, and other memorabili­a items that collective­ly represent a historical depiction of sports and athletes dating back to 1870. As mentioned over 20 years ago, "Hamilton's Angelo Savelli has built one of the greatest collection­s of sports memorabili­a in North America." - Scott Radley, The Hamilton Spectator, Feb 9, 2006. An amazing feat, indeed. Forever, Angelo will be remembered for his love and adoration of family, especially his three sons and grandchild­ren. He will also be remembered by many who encountere­d him on the ice or on a field or at a sports memorabili­a convention as a person with an undying passion for sport and its history. May you rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Angelo to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. Friends and Family will be received at the DONALD V. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 36 Lake Ave. Dr., Stoney Creek, on Thursday March 21st, 2024, from 11a.m. to 1p.m. with a funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 1p.m. Online condolence­s may be made at donaldvbro­wn.ca.

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