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Joe Lopez Savior 54 passed away on July 3rd, 2019 at Einstein Hospital.

Joe Lopez Savior was born in Philadelphia, Pa October 15th, 1964 to Marva Savior. Joe was placed in the Pennsylvania foster system in 1965 and resided in several homes until 1990 when he was placed in Marian Homes, which is now Merakey. Joe gained many friends at Merakey throughout the years, especially his roommates, Walter Micheal Hirst and Harry Nelson. The three amigos lived with each other for over 20 years as though they were brothers. Joe attended the Merakey day program up until his passing, where he was able to enjoy a variety of community activities. He loved spending time with and seeing his peers and staff every day. Despite Joe's physical disabilities, he was very outgoing and motivated when it came to his participation in the community and at home. Joe went out of his way to help others. He always enjoyed helping his staff with the dishes, sweeping the floor, taking out the trash, assisting his roommates with their chores, coloring, and playing games. Joe also enjoyed going to the movies, dances, parties, and concerts, especially Michael Jackson. Joe looked forward to his Michael Jackson concert every year. He was very fond of wrestling and also went to a match every year. He enjoyed watching Law and Order, looking at magazines, talking with others, going on vacation, sports events, telling jokes, going out to eat, and collecting money from the ladies to give other ladies gifts. If you got to know Joe and that big bright smile of his, you were one lucky person. Joe is preceded in death by his mother Marva Savior and roommate Harry Nelson. Joe leaves to mourn his roommate Walter Hirst, best friends Donna Lucy Holmes, Elina Golkova, Christine Weissman, Stacy Know, house manager and tons of past and present staff, other management and friends at Merakey.

A Life Celebration for Joe will be held at John F. Givnish Funeral home at 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia PA 19154, on Friday July 12, 2019. Viewing will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a Life Celebration service at 11:00 am. Interment is private.

Obituary Thoughtfully Prepared by
Aleatha Herbert-Leonard

There will be a repast following at
3631 Haywood Street
Philadelphia Pa 19129

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John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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