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Melchior F. R. Savarese
Date of Death: December 31, 1969
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Melchior F. R. Savarese, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.S. Dr. Melchior F.R. Savarese, Jr., age 85, of Winchester, Virginia, died Friday, April 30, 2010, at his residence. Dr. Savarese was born in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Melchior F.R. and Josphine M. Savarese, Sr. He was an obstetrician/gynecologist at Columbia Hospital for …
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Gina Harper, Theda Young, Ernestine Harper left a message on April 2, 2019:
There were 4 generations of family members cared for by Dr. Savarese. The care, attention, love of his work and profession could not be duplicated, Dr.'s today are not the same, I have yet to be able to replace him with a quality Dr. We still talk with such admiration, love and devotion to our Dr. My first time in a emergency room he cared for me a appendectomy . When I woke up he was asleep at the foot of my bed. I asked "Am I dying?....He said, "Are we here together?... I said yes, "Well were ok, take a nap" See you when you wake up,..and yes, He was right there!.. loved still by all his patients missed by all Rest in Peace Dr. Angel given to us by God,..Melchoir Savarese! The absolute Best!!!
WILHELMINA H. SUTTLES left a message on June 17, 2011:
Dear Marisa, Mel, & Dario: I met your Dad when I was in my 20s. I was new to DC from Louisiana, and I have a serious female illness and he treated me with so much love and care. It got worse and put me in the hospital @ Columbia for Women. Your father took care of me like a Father; he sat by my bed and rubbed my forehead, comforted me because I was in so much pain and you could not touch me. The staff would not listen and only your Father knew how to check me. He told me, if they don't do what I told them to do, call me at home. I did several times and when I called, his wife would call him and tell him, your daughter Wilhelmina is on the phone, and he would come right away after telling him what happened. I was in a 4 bed-room and the other patients asked me, 'who is that man that is taking such good care of you'; and I told them, it was my doctor, Dr. Savarese, the world's greatest gynoco-logist. They were amazed at how sweet and gentle he was and attentive. They wanted to know, 'how can we become his patient'. I told him, he laughed. What amazed them was the fact that I am African-American (Creole from Louisiana), he was White (Italian), as they were. Dr. Savarese saved my life and the life of my child. My female disorder was so bad that I asked him to give me a hysterectomy, and HE REFUSED. HE SAID, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BABY, and I will not take that from you. I argued, he stayed firm. He said, when you get pregnant, the walls will seal up and you will not have any more problems with your infected tubes. It will be over. I could not believe my ears, but he was right. I had my daughter at 26 y/o, and never had any more problems with the ailment since. I am not 67 y/o. I loved our father, he was the greatest doctor i have ever known. My friends were also his patients, that is how I got to him. I knowked on their door from work, in pain, fell in and they immediately called Dr. Savarese's service and he called immediately. I also referred so many of my friends and others to him. I would ask them wht their problem was and diagnose them; then call Dr. Savarese and tell him I was referring a friend to him and this is what's wrong with her...he would fall out laughing on the phone. I said, Doc, you have taught me so well that I know their diagnosis. I would say, OK DOC, when you finish with them, you call me back and tell me if I was wrong. He would every time and tell me..you were right. So one day I called him to refer a new patient, gave her diagnosis to him, he called me back and said you were right, and then said to me...Wilhelmina Suttles, I am going to call the AMA, and tell them to JUST SEND YOU YOUR PAPERS, Dr. Suttles. We had a big laugh on that. After that, everytime I called him, he called me Dr. Suttles. It was a happy, loving cherish patient/doctor/friend relationship, that happens only 'ONCE IN A LIFE TIME'. I have talked about him to other people of how I had this great GYN Italian doctor. I loved his name Melchoir, and said I would name my child after him if I had a boy. But, I had a beautiful girl, who is now 41 y/o...and it was all due to Dr. Savarese's knowledge that my condition would go away without surgery. I'm so greatful for that because at that time, many doctors were eagerly doing hysterectomy's. Thank You Dr. Savarese for my life and my daughter. Wilhelmina H. Suttles (202) 529-8528
Annette Adamiyatt left a message on May 21, 2010:
Dear Marisa, Mel, and Dario: So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have very fond memories of him from the High School years and that is the way I'll always remember him. His was a life well lived with an effect on all those who knew him. I'm thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Love to all of you, Annette Fry Adamiyatt
Mary Doran Murphy left a message on May 14, 2010:
Dear Mel, Marisa, and Dario and all the family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad, a great man! I will never forget how he took care of me when I was so sick at the family reunion up in New Haven so many years ago. Doc was so good and kind to me. Sending you good thoughts and prayers in your grief and loss. Love to all, Mary Doran Murphy Mechanicsburg, PA
Mary Doran Murphy left a message on May 14, 2010:
Dear Mel, Marisa, and Dario and all the family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad, a great man! I will never forget how he took care of me when I was so sick at the family reunion up in New Haven so many years ago. Doc was so good and kind to me. Sending you good thoughts and prayers in your grief and loss. Love to all, Mary Doran Murphy Mechanicsburg, PA
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Gene Rhodes left a message on May 8, 2010:
We are very sorry for your loss. You have been in our thoughts. Gene and Susan Rhodes
public.user left a message on January 30, 2013:
Dear Marisa, Mel, & Dario: I met your Dad when I was in my 20s. I was new to DC from Louisiana, and I have a serious female illness and he treated me with so much love and care. It got worse and put me in the hospital @ Columbia for Women. Your father took care of me like a Father; he sat by my bed and rubbed my forehead, comforted me because I was in so much pain and you could not touch me. The staff would not listen and only your Father knew how to check me. He told me, if they don't do what I told them to do, call me at home. I did several times and when I called, his wife would call him and tell him, your daughter Wilhelmina is on the phone, and he would come right away after telling him what happened. I was in a 4 bed-room and the other patients asked me, 'who is that man that is taking such good care of you'; and I told them, it was my doctor, Dr. Savarese, the world's greatest gynoco-logist. They were amazed at how sweet and gentle he was and attentive. They wanted to know, 'how can we become his patient'. I told him, he laughed. What amazed them was the fact that I am African-American (Creole from Louisiana), he was White (Italian), as they were. Dr. Savarese saved my life and the life of my child. My female disorder was so bad that I asked him to give me a hysterectomy, and HE REFUSED. HE SAID, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A BABY, and I will not take that from you. I argued, he stayed firm. He said, when you get pregnant, the walls will seal up and you will not have any more problems with your infected tubes. It will be over. I could not believe my ears, but he was right. I had my daughter at 26 y/o, and never had any more problems with the ailment since. I am not 67 y/o. I loved our father, he was the greatest doctor i have ever known. My friends were also his patients, that is how I got to him. I knowked on their door from work, in pain, fell in and they immediately called Dr. Savarese's service and he called immediately. I also referred so many of my friends and others to him. I would ask them wht their problem was and diagnose them; then call Dr. Savarese and tell him I was referring a friend to him and this is what's wrong with her...he would fall out laughing on the phone. I said, Doc, you have taught me so well that I know their diagnosis. I would say, OK DOC, when you finish with them, you call me back and tell me if I was wrong. He would every time and tell me..you were right. So one day I called him to refer a new patient, gave her diagnosis to him, he called me back and said you were right, and then said to me...Wilhelmina Suttles, I am going to call the AMA, and tell them to JUST SEND YOU YOUR PAPERS, Dr. Suttles. We had a big laugh on that. After that, everytime I called him, he called me Dr. Suttles. It was a happy, loving cherish patient/doctor/friend relationship, that happens only 'ONCE IN A LIFE TIME'. I have talked about him to other people of how I had this great GYN Italian doctor. I loved his name Melchoir, and said I would name my child after him if I had a boy. But, I had a beautiful girl, who is now 41 y/o...and it was all due to Dr. Savarese's knowledge that my condition would go away without surgery. I'm so greatful for that because at that time, many doctors were eagerly doing hysterectomy's. Thank You Dr. Savarese for my life and my daughter. Wilhelmina H. Suttles (202) 529-8528
Annette left a message on January 30, 2013:
Dear Marisa, Mel, and Dario: So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I have very fond memories of him from the High School years and that is the way I'll always remember him. His was a life well lived with an effect on all those who knew him. I'm thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Love to all of you, Annette Fry Adamiyatt
Mary left a message on January 30, 2013:
Dear Mel, Marisa, and Dario and all the family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad, a great man! I will never forget how he took care of me when I was so sick at the family reunion up in New Haven so many years ago. Doc was so good and kind to me. Sending you good thoughts and prayers in your grief and loss. Love to all, Mary Doran Murphy Mechanicsburg, PA
Mary left a message on January 30, 2013:
Dear Mel, Marisa, and Dario and all the family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad, a great man! I will never forget how he took care of me when I was so sick at the family reunion up in New Haven so many years ago. Doc was so good and kind to me. Sending you good thoughts and prayers in your grief and loss. Love to all, Mary Doran Murphy Mechanicsburg, PA
Gene left a message on January 30, 2013:
We are very sorry for your loss. You have been in our thoughts. Gene and Susan Rhodes
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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