Obituary of S. Macut
Dr. Sava was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 13th, 2018. Sava and his twin sister, Sylvia, were born in Steelton, PA on December 29, 1930 to Mile and Maria Macut. This date was also mom Macut's birthday! The family consisted of six boys and seven girls. Johanna died at birth and Sava's twin, Sylvia, passed at age two from whooping cough. Dr. Sava excelled at Steelton High School, at Lebanon Valley College with a B.S. in organic chemistry ,and was tenth in his class at Temple Medical School. After an internship at Polyclinic Hospital from1956-57, Dr. Sava served as the medical officer at the naval station at Chaguaramas, Trinidad, B.W.I., for two years, caring for sailors, marines and their dependents, as well as five hundred island workers.
On returning to the states, he opened his office in Rutherford Heights at the request of his best friend, Hon. Rudy Dininni. Office personnel consisted of his sisters Annie and Sophie, and after Annie's death, wife Dorothy joined the staff. Dr. Sava immensely enjoyed his large practice which covered most of central Pennsylvania. He and his staff were beloved by the patients and friends, and his loss will be greatly felt by many area families. Dr. Sava served as physician for twenty five years at the Dauphin County Home, and then became the chief medical officer there. He served for fourteen years as Vice President on the Central Dauphin School Board. He also served nineteen years as delegate then member of the Board of Trustees at Harrisburg Area Community College. Dr. Sava was a fifty year member of the Dauphin County Medical Society, Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the American Medical Society
He greatly loved his wife, Dorothy, his four children, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and spent most of his time tending to the family and thirty five years tending to his family practice. He was known for his morning and evening office hours, and every afternoon house calls to elderly patients. A talented artist, his paintings are displayed all over the U.S. Much of his art has been donated to churches, YWCA, social groups and fundraising organizations.
A lifelong member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Oberlin, he was founder and funder of the Mile Macut Altar Boy Fund. Surviving Dr. Sava are Dorothy, his dear wife and partner of 65 years, four outstanding children and their spouses, son J. Douglas and wife Janis of Harrisburg, PA, Debra Macut and husband Fred Irving of Hummelstown, PA, Sylvia (Jode) Rose of Lexington, KY, Jan Marie Petredis and husband Charles of Pittsburgh, PA, and twelve magnificent grandchildren, Dallas, Charles, Sagan, Keaton, Alexandra, Christian, Connor, Killian, Taylor, Athena, Emma, Zoe, and great-grandchildren, Bronson Sava and Dahlia Estelle who he said "will bubble to the top of our cesspool society in which we live."
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm in Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 5501 Old Locust Lane, Harrisburg with Rev. Christopher S. Rocknage, Officiating. Burial Churchville Cemetery, where he was a ten year member of the board of directors. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the church. Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Steelton is handling arrangements.