Baltimore Arabber Icon Donald Savoy Passes: Leaves powerful Sandtown legacy

The Homegoing Service for Mr. Donald Savoy is Tuesday morning at March Funeral Home West.  Wake: 10:30 am. Funeral: 11am.


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My beloved grandfather, along with my grandmother, raised my sister and I after the death of our mother.  He was a great support and provider to our family – young and old alike.  One of the things that I value most is that he didn’t tell me how to be a man, or a father or a provider; he showed me how.

Every morning, he would go out with horses, wagons and trucks to do what he did best — and that was ‘arabbing’.  Although we didn’t live in a mansion or have loads of money sitting around, I didn’t know what it was like to not have what we needed to survive. He taught us to become the best we could.

He had several stories of people he’s met and what the city was like and how it transformed over the years.  He really loved his horses and did everything he could to take care of them because they were the source that he used to take care of us.

This week we have lost our patriarch, and the head of our family, but we find comfort in all of the good that he did for us and others throughout his lifetime.  His legacy of love and giving will live forever in each and every one of us.

We Love You Grandpop!

– Roger Murray, Grandson