Barbara Ann Savas, 75

OSWEGO, NY – Barbara Ann Savas, 75, of Oswego, passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 15, 2015, at Oswego Hospital with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Barbara Ann Savas
Barbara Ann Savas

Born September 20, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Peter and Beatrice Soumakis, she resided in Bronxville, NY, during her early years.

On December 7, 1975, she married George P. Savas (who predeceased her in 2005) and they lived for a number of years in Miami, Florida, before relocating to George’s hometown of Oswego.

Most recently, Barbara had worked for the Youth Advocacy Program and was a polling assistant for the Oswego County Board of Elections.

The last two years she had been slowed by a number of medical issues, which limited her from engaging in her favorite past time which was being out and about, interacting with anyone she encountered.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Nicole (Thomas) Nicholson and newborn grandson, Thomas Woodrow Nicholson; she is also survived by her beloved sister, Theodora “Teddi” Canaras of New Windsor, NY; niece, Stacy (Brian) Moran of Woodbridge, Conn.; nephews, Michael (Debra) Canaras of Milton, Ga., and John Canaras of Old Bridge, NJ; several cousins and local extended family members including Nina Sideris, Connie, Marsha and Cindy Sideris and Homer and Joan Savas.

The family would like to thank all her friends who kept her active with Monday night bingo, card and bunko parties, casino bus trips, Turning Stone music and comedy performances.

You were the best medicine she received and always what kept her looking forward to your next meetings together.

Special thanks Laurie, Alice, Fran and Todd.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Resurrection, 120 W. Fifth St., Oswego.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.


  1. Teddi. We didn’t know your sister but she looked like a happy , friendly person. You look alike. Our prayers are with you now and always. Love, John and Laurel

  2. I had the opportunity to meet Barbara when we worked together at YAP.What a wonderful, kind, compassionate and caring woman. So many talents and so willing to give of herself. Her energy was boundless and an inspiration to many. She touched our lives. Rest In Peace

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