NORWALK, Conn. — Paul G. Saviano, , died on Saturday, Sept. 23, at home in Norwalk. He was 63.
Born in Norwalk and a lifelong Norwalk resident, Saviano was the son of the late Dr. Gabriel Saviano, and the husband of Carrie (Dannes) Saviano for 38 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children: Leora, Jamesen, and Danen, as well as his daughters-in law Jennifer and Rouby; and his first grandchild: a boy due this November. He was predeceased by an infant daughter.
Saviano was a retired opto-mechanical engineer at Perkin-Elmer, where he worked for 26 years. He was also involved with volunteer work, as well as being an active member of the local boating community.
A member of the South Norwalk Boat Club, Saviano was recently appointed by the governor as a State of Connecticut Deputy Harbor Master in Norwalk. He held a Coast Guard Captain’s license, was the former Chairman of the Mayor’s Water Quality Committee, and was a member of the Norwalk Harbor Management Commission. He was also a vocal supporter of the recent renovations of Norwalk’s boat launching ramps.
Saviano was an avid inventor and held several U.S. patents, including an individual patent with each of his three children.
For over a decade he served as a judge at the Connecticut Invention Convention for young inventors, and was a judge at the Norwalk Public Schools Annual Science Fair for many years.
Saviano also worked at TDS Homeline in Norwalk. He was an active member and former president of the Norwalk High School Alumni Association, was the former president of the Good Neighbor Fund, and was a member of the Norwalk Association of Silvermine Homeowners.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery in Norwalk.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity or cause of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements were handled by the Magner Funeral Home in Norwalk.
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