Lawrence (Larry) Annello Savino

Lawrence (Larry) Annello Savino - Rochester Cremation

Lawrence (Larry) Annello Savino, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Rochester, NY, on June 1, 2024, after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Born on April 2, 1942, in New Haven, CT, Larry’s life was marked by profound love, dedication, and resilience.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Karen (Barker) Savino. He was a cherished father and stepfather to his children and stepchildren: David Savino, Kim (Kramer) Savino, Kristina (Savino) Harshany, Dave McLaughlin, Heather (McLaughlin) McNulty, and Sean McNulty. His legacy continues through his grandchildren, who brought immense joy to his life: Lucas and Leona Savino, Dalton and Dathan Harshany, Luke and Shane McLaughlin, William and Katie Clement, and Shannon and Cypher McNulty.

Larry is also survived by his dear sister, Fran (Savino) Campochiaro, along with numerous nieces and nephews, including Vivian and David Condello, Patti and Joe Nagy, and their families, all of whom he held close to his heart.

A man of many talents and interests, Larry was both a professional and hobby photographer who had a distinguished career at Kodak before retiring from the corporate world in his 50s. His passion for learning led him back to school to study psychology, and he later dedicated his career to social services, serving as a court-appointed advocate for the Center for Dispute Settlement. Larry’s commitment to helping others was a testament to his compassionate nature and his belief in the good in all of us.

Larry was an avid fisherman, an ardent lover of the outdoors, good food, travel, and laughter and in addition to singing in the St. Thomas choir, was a perpetual student of the Bible. His thirst for knowledge and adventure was matched only by his deep introspection and kindness. Larry’s life was a beacon of love, faith, and unwavering commitment to personal growth and service to all.

The family extends their immense gratitude to the doctors, staff, and caregivers at the Wilmot Cancer Center for their support, compassion, and kindness during the final years of Larry’s life.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 15th, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. A celebration of Larry’s life will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Larry’s name can be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center at Wilmot Cancer Institute Giving or to St. Thomas Church of Rochester at St. Thomas Church Donations.

Larry lived fully, loved deeply, and left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to know him. He was introspective, thoughtful, and kind. In short, the world continues to need more people like him. Larry will be dearly missed, but his spirit will forever inspire and guide us.

5 Condolences

  1. Ellen on June 5, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Karen,
    I’m so very sorry. Our prayers go with you at this difficult time.
    Orian and Ellen

  2. Cindy Brylinsky on June 5, 2024 at 5:01 pm

    Deepest sympathy to the Savino family at this difficult time.

  3. Pat and Eva McLaughlin on June 7, 2024 at 9:25 pm

    Karen and family , we send our heartfelt condolences to you on your loss. , Pat and Eva

  4. Ruth E. Thaler-Carter on June 10, 2024 at 11:36 am

    I think Larry took pictures of me many, many years ago at a rock concert in Rochester. I never knew how to reach him to say thank you (this was way before cellphones, and before I knew what business cards were, if he even had one!), and am so sorry to see his obituary, but am glad to see such positive things about him. I only met him briefly at that event, but he made me feel very special, and I’ve never forgotten him or that feeling.

  5. Marti Balta on June 10, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Karen
    My heart is filled with remembrances of knowing him. It is also filled with sadness of not being with him again. He will be remembered as a truly kind of spirit individual who touched many lives. May his memory be eternal.

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