October 29, 1937-February 17, 2018
MOLINE — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Saverio Anania, 80, Moline, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Saverio passed away on Saturday February 17, 2018, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Saverio was born on October 29, 1937, in Pittsburgh, the son of Frank and Josephine (Bruno) Anania. He graduated Central Catholic High School in 1955. He served in the Navy for three years, spending the majority of his time stationed on the island of Guam. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Ercole on June 1, 1963, in Pittsburgh. They were married for 46 years until she preceded him in death on March 11, 2010.
Saverio, known as Hoot, was a very successful barber and businessman, as owner of the Anania Barber Shop in Mount Washington for more than 40 years. Hoot was well-known, respected and loved by many for his gift of storytelling and his charitable heart throughout Mount Washington and the larger Pittsburgh community. He enjoyed his daily walks, meeting, talking and helping others, occasionally having an ice cream while walking home. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.
Those left to honor his memory are his daughters, Dr. Tina (Dr. Aric) Eckhardt, Coal Valley, and Mary Beth Mayer, Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Brandon, Giavanna, Andrew and Courtney; three brothers, Joseph Anania, Frank (Emme) Anania and Salvatore (Sandy) Anania, all of Pittsburgh.
Memorials may be made to either, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, www.dalitsolidarity.org or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Online condolences made at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.