Savas Lares Chavez, age 89 of Holland passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Zeeland.
Savas was born in Big Springs, TX to Sabas and Julia Chavez.
He proudly served his country in in the United States Army during WWII. Savas was a lifetime member of the DAV, a member of the American Legion and he volunteered at Evergreen Commons. He retired from Hemco Gages after 30 years of service.
Savas was preceded in death by his wife Ramona; his children: Alberto Chavez and Alicia Walczk and his parents.
He is survived by his children: Armida and George Guerrero of Holland, Angel and Deb Chavez of Holland, Savas Jr. and Veronica Chavez of Kaufman, TX, Arturo Chavez of Holland, Carlos and Kathy Chavez of Hudsonville; 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 171 West 13th Street, Holland. Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland. www.langelandsterenberg.com