Kyle Savaya passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. By his side was his love and life partner, Danna. This took place at College Medical Center in Long Beach after a courageous battle against stomach and colon cancer.
Kyle leaves behind a distinguished forty-three year career with the City of Long Beach as Engineer, among other honors, with the Long Beach Fire Department from 1963 to 2006.
Besides working at every station in Long Beach, he ended his career on Fire Boat #15. The City of Long Beach will honor him as Captain at a later date.
Being a true Californian, he was born in Oakland, but spent most of his life in the Long Beach area wearing his red San Fran cap. He graduated from Millikan High School where he played football. He then went into the Marine Corp Reserves before attending Long Beach City College and studying Fire Science.
He was an avid pilot and an aerospace historian. Since they both had flying in their blood they loved taking off in the Cessna's out to dinner or away on the weekend. He loved playing golf on one of the many links in Long Beach. He adored gourmet food and wine and planned to go to cooking school when he retired. Their travels took them to western Canada, Hawaii and Europe.
He is predeceased by his father John W. Savaya, Sr., and mother Billie Werner-Savaya.
Besides more than 26 years with Danna McDougall-Savaya, he is survived by his brother John Savaya (Karen) and children Ryan and Lisa and family.
In addition, his extended family included Tom, Jeanne, Kevin (Jennifer) the granddaughter he loved so much.
Services will be at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 2 pm by Father Michael Fincher.
This will be followed by a Celebration of Life and Fireman's Reception and Dinner – active and retired welcome.
In lieu of flowers please donate to fallen fire fighters family fund in Kyle's name.
This hero loved life.
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Published by Gazette Newspapers on Feb. 27, 2020.