Eugene J. Saville

Alton | Saturday, April 3 2010

Eugene J. Saville, age 85 died at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.

He was born on March 7, 1925 in St. Louis the son of the late Alonzo and Rena (Dry) Saville. He was an aviator serving with the U.S. Navy in WWII from 1942-1948. He was a member of the Alton VFW Post 1308. A member of St. Mathew’s Catholic Church for many years and most recently at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a longtime football and basketball referee, and baseball umpire. He retired in 1982 after 28 years of service as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

On July 26, 1948 in Alton he married Mary Leady and she survives. Also surviving are two sons; Ronald and his wife Barbara Saville of Ft. Benton, MT, and Robert and his wife Jeanette Saville of Godfrey. Two daughters; Debra and her husband Michael Molloy of Braidwood, IL and Christine and her husband John Ashley of Rosewood Heights. Nine grandchildren; Matthew Saville (Tina) of Deer Lodge, MT, Beverly Bozung (Drew) of Kansas City, MO, Connie Shores (Allan) of Kansas City, MO, Justin Molloy (Dana) of Coal City, IL, Jeffrey Saville (Becky) of Alkton, Michelle Roberts (Dave) of Braidwood, Il, Andrew Molloy of Braidwood, Il, Amy Ashley of Rosewood Heights and Toni Ashley of Rosewood Heights. Six great grandchildren; Corbin and Hailey Shores, Aaliya and Kaily Bozung, Katelynn Saville and Tyler Roberts.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with full Military honors by VFW Post 1308. Memorials may be made to VFW Ritual Team. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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