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Joan Christenson

Aug 03, 1935 - Dec 05, 2023

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Savannah, GA

Joan Hunter Christensen was born on August 3, 1935 in the village of Aspy, Cumbria, England to Mary Williamson Hunter and Sidney Hunter. She passed away peacefully on December 5, 2023. Joan grew up walking the fells of England's Lake District and especially loved riding her bicycle with friends to Loweswater on Sunday afternoons. As a young woman, she moved to Eleuthera, Bahamas where she met and married an American cattleman, Edward Christensen. They raised two daughters, Anna Christensen Wasde...Read More

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Paul K. Watson

Oct 04, 1932 - Mar 03, 2024

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Savannah, GA

Low Country Cremation and Burial announces the death of Paul K. Watson, age 91 of Savannah who passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center.Low Country Cremation and Burial has the honor to serve the Watson family.

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John (Jack) Joseph Hawkins

Sep 19, 1942 - Feb 24, 2024

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Savannah, GA

John (Jack) Joseph Hawkins (September 19, 1942 - February 24, 2024) Jack Hawkins, age 81, of Richmond Hill, GA, was reunited with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Hospice House in Savannah, GA, after a long struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Jack was born in Chicago, IL, to Irene (Murphy) and Thomas Hawkins on September 19, 1942. In his youth, he was very active in Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, 1958), and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL. He served in the US Navy (1962 - 1966, honorably discharged as a Petty Officer, Second Class), as an electronics technician stationed at Cape Hatteras, NC. Upon leaving the Navy, Jack attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He was a member of the Triangle Fraternity and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1970. Jack began a long career in sales and engineering at Westinghouse Electrical Corporation in 1970. There he met the love of his life and bride-to-be, Marta (DiBenedetto) Hawkins in 1972. Known for his work ethic, integrity, and expertise, Jack was repeatedly recognized for excellence. He was proud to help bring notable projects to fruition such as the Statue of Liberty’s Centennial Celebration in 1986. He survived the sale of his division of Westinghouse to Cutler Hammer and then Eaton Corporation, and retired from Eaton in 2005. Beloved husband of 51 years to Marta; loving father of Amy Hawkins (Vineet Gupta), Christopher Hawkins, Erin (Brian) Andrews and his faithful four-legged companion, Hobbes; devoted grandfather of Benjamin Hawkins-O’Rourke, Addison Hawkins, and Rohan Gupta; dear brother of Kathleen Triantafillou, Thomas Hawkins, Joan Pionke, and Robert Hawkins; fond nephew of Rita (Murphy) Blanchfield; cousin, uncle, and treasured friend to many. Jack was an exceptional husband, father, and grandfather, always there with a word of advice, a bit of humor, or a warm hug. He was actively involved in the YMCA’s Indian Guides and Indian Princesses (known today as Adventure Guides), Boy Scouting (Assistant ScoutMaster 1987-1990; Merit Badge Counselor 1990-2007), and various youth athletic programs. He enjoyed golfing with his children and his friends. Jack loved the Red Sox, UConn Women’s basketball, music (especially ragtime), and nature. In his retirement, he became a Master Gardener and a Master Naturalist through UGA’s extension programs, and studied piano playing. He cared deeply about the environment and loved helping plants grow. Jack will be remembered for his kindness, humor, passion, and integrity; for the twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes; for his “Jack scoops” of ice cream, always generous and aesthetically pleasing; for his exceptionally warm hugs and comforting back rubs; for loving his family so much that he soldiered bravely through years of great physical discomfort just for the privilege of getting to spend one more day with us. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church,11500 Middleground RD, Savannah, GA 31419. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ogeechee Audubon Society (checks payable to Ogeechee Audubon, P.O. Box 13424, Savannah, GA 31416 with a note that it is in memory of Jack Hawkins) or the Humane Society of Greater Savannah ( humanesocietysav.org ).

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Reverend Johnny Levant

Jul 10, 1937 - Feb 27, 2024

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Savannah, GA

Reverend Johnny Levant was born on July 10, 1937 in the farming town of Screven, Georgia. As a young child he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior and began his walk with God.Reverend Johnny Levant graduated from Wayne County Training High School in 1957. He excelled in academics and sports as a participant of the football and track teams. After graduating, he relocated to Salisbury, MD and worked as a cook in various restaurants. In 1958, he married Mary Howard and raised two sons before making their home in Trenton, New Jersey. He worked at US Steel as a wire-rope machinist and served as Union Vice President until its closing in 1981. His favorite past time was bowling where he belonged to several PBA bowling leagues, and he earned multiple trophies. His love of cooking and fishing provided him with much pleasure.In 1994, he met his love, Bertha McCray while serving at Hamilton Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Their love of God’s word and their friendship blossomed, and they married in December 2000. They relocated to Daisy, Georgia and began their service to God at Sams Creek Baptist Church as pastor and first lady.After graduating seminary, Reverend Levant’s ministerial journey of preaching, praying, teaching, counseling, and visiting the sick began and continued for over 50 years at the following houses of worship: Cadwalder-Asbury United Methodist Church, Trenton, New Jersey, Mt. Zion- Westley United Methodist Church, West Deptford, New Jersey, Hamilton Memorial United Methodist Church, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Sams Creek Baptist Church, Metter, Georgia where he retired and became Pastor Emeritus. Reverend Levant participated in numerous associations and affiliations throughout his journey. His love of God’s word feed the people and his love of fishing gathered men, women, and children. With the aid of his Lord, Pastor Emeritus Johnny Levant served God’s people with genuine dedication and perseverance until he was called home. He truly touched the lives of many.Reverend Johnny Levant departed this life on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Deacon Woodrow Williams, and his mother, Almeta Byrd; His Stepfather- James (Buddy) Levant; His beloved Wife- Bertha Levant; His Stepson- Robert Holmes Primous; Brothers: Reverend Woodrow Willaims, Jr, and Winford Williams; Sisters- Reverend Dr. Patrica A. Robinson, and Janie Mae Levant.He leaves to cherish his memories, Sons- Michael K. Levant Sr. (Ollie) NJ, Ulysses Frederick (Holli) NJ; Stepdaughters- Sherri Primous-NY, Elizabeth Porter-GA, Carol Johnson-VA, Juliet Ruiz-GA, Phyllis Primous-IL; Brothers- James Levant, Jr-NJ, Jesse Levant-GA, Richard Levant-GA; Sisters- Evelyn Williams-NJ, Carrie Bryant-GA, Pearlene Hall (Jeffrey-GA); Fifteen grandchildren and Fifteen great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends.

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Tamara Ann Legette

Mar 04, 1959 - Mar 04, 2024

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Savannah, GA

Mrs. Tamara Ann Legette, age 64, of Savannah, passed away Monday, March 4, 2024, at Decedent’s Home. Arrangements will be a later date. Satisfaction Guarantee Our staff is courteous and understanding and our services are handled with

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James Jones

Died : Mar 03, 2024

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Savannah, GA

James Jones passed away Sunday afternoon in Savannah, GA. Arrangements are incomplete. Please check back later.

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Deacon Sam Rivers, Jr.

Died : Mar 02, 2024

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Savannah, GA

"SAVANNAH - Deacon Sam Rivers, Jr., died Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Family arrangements will be announced later by Sexton-Hall Funeral Home."

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Mary W. Thomas

Jul 06, 1947 - Mar 02, 2024

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Savannah, GA

ADAMS announces the passing of Mrs. Mary W. Thomas, 76, who transitioned on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Hospice Savannah, Inc.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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John G. Posa

Apr 11, 1953 - Feb 25, 2024

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Savannah, GA

John G. Posa, 70, successful patent attorney, engineer, and artist, passed away in Savannah, Georgia with his wife at his side. Ever the consummate professional, once he learned that he has lymphoma, he sat down to write his own obituary. He did not get around to finishing it. Out of respect to John we share his words with you as written: “Died due to an illness. He leaves behind countless wonderful friends and family, including his wife Oksana, the sweetest person on earth, and his former wife Sally, who sacrificed so much to raise their beautiful son, Ben. John was born in Detroit, and graduated from Cass Tech High School, an experience that shaped his life. He was enrolled in the Electronics curriculum at Cass, but his passions, and his friends, were in the art department. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he met Allen Krass, a patent attorney for a small company where he worked part time. A father figure, a friend, and a mentor, Allen Krass would become the most influential person in John’s professional life. After receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering, he worked briefly in the field, but his heart wasn’t in it. On a whim, he answered an ad in Electronics, a trade magazine, looking for “engineers who wanted to be editors.” He soon found himself in New York City, reporting on the global semiconductor industry. One day, while reading Electronics, Allen spotted John’s byline and called him up, encouraging him to become a patent attorney. But instead, with signs that printed publications were on the decline, John joined a couple colleagues at Lattice Semiconductor Corp., a start-up in Portland, OR, as Vice President of Marketing. A couple years later Lattice went through a financial restructuring, and he finally saw the opportunity to attend art school. He received a Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the Portland Museum Art School, where he studied painting and printmaking under Gordon Gilkey, another major influence in his life. Out of work, he took a job at Mentor Graphics in corporate communications. All the while, Allen Krass kept in touch, urging him to go to law school. He finally gave in, and earned his Juris Doctor at Lewis and Clark Northwestern College of Law in Portland. He moved back to Ann Arbor, and joined Allen’s firm, Krass & Young. One afternoon he ordered a cappuccino at a nearby coffee bar from a new barista. Tall and beautiful, she took his order with a foreign accent, then disappeared. It would be months later before they would meet again on the street. They became friends, then inseparable. John loved art and invention.” John knew that his “countless wonderful friends” will come through to complete the portrait of a man they loved so much. 1990. On a plane back to Portland after striking out on job interviews in the Bay Area, Mr. Posa overheard a couple of gentlemen talking about the need for a marketing communications manager for their growing startup. Having burned through all his resumes in San Francisco, he asked the stewardess for a piece of paper. She returned with a napkin and he quickly crafted some semblance of a resume and made his way through coach to introduce himself as “the man for the job.” They chatted briefly until one of the men asked him when he could start. They did not seem overly committed when Mr. Posa said ASAP! Two weeks passed without a word, so a call to the VP of Marketing seemed in order. As he began inquiring about the job, the VP queried, “we thought you were going to start last week.” He worked for Mentor Graphics long enough for it to be his last high-tech job before passing the Oregon Bar Exam and a federal Patent Bar and reinventing himself once more, Patent Attorney. 1993. A love story. The tall and beautiful barista with a foreign accent did not remember their first meeting, but John must have been smitten. His sharp eye for beauty, curiosity, passion, sense of humor – and not the least, soft voice and Hungarian moustache - were irresistible to the girl. Everyone fortunate enough to keep company with John and Oksana would agree that they were in the presence of something truly rare: a deep, romantic love that only grew stronger in the passing years. 2006. John and Oksana, now married, loved their winters down in Savannah, Georgia, and summers on Lake Michigan, accompanied with their rumbunctious dog Bagel. They traveled to Japan and to Eastern Europe and, based on Oksana’s heritage, John embraced Ukrainian and Russian culture and many friendships oversees. From his early years as a journalist, he cultivated his love for Japan by learning the language and playing a beautiful game of Go daily. His close friends would also know that John identified first and foremost as an artist. He lived as an artist every woken minute and was an ardent supporter of other artists. He carried a camera with him just about everywhere and recorded his impressions of beauty. He could also be seen in coffee shops with his sketchpad in hand. Those of us on Facebook enjoyed his brutally funny political cartoons, lampooning the likes of Trump and Putin. John’s own obituary expresses great gratitude for his friends and his mentor, Allen Krass, but it does not really mention how successful John was as a patent attorney. In the course of his career, John helped hundreds of individual and corporate clients secure over one thousand patents. He generously gave pro bono legal advice and improved the ideas of novice inventors without claiming any credit to himself. He was also granted forty-plus patents for his own inventions. John was a brilliant, open-minded engineer, an enthusiastic listener to other people’s ideas, and people who listen to him benefitted greatly. John also possessed a powerful bullshit detector that kept those of us lucky enough to be called his friends in line. John’s creativity, humor, and storytelling drew people into his magic circle after very first meeting him. A colleague once said of John, “He can be a tough man to manage but an easy one to admire.” John Posa acted out his death scene without sentimentality and to the point. Tough and admirable. 2024. After a courageous, but relatively brief battle with cancer, John died on February 25th 2024. He and his wife were quietly optimistic that he would last much longer. They refrained from telling friends, family, and colleagues for several months after the diagnosis. John’s mind and will were strong, but his body could not withstand the brutal onslaught of cancer and chemotherapy. As Oksana describes him, “John was a true Renaissance man with the heart of Angel, mind of Midas, hands of Vulcan, and spirit of Eros.” John was preceded in death by his parents John A. Posa and Shirley J. Gibson, brother, Daniel A. Posa, and a son, John Rune Posa. His sister, Christine Bolini survives him. Central to his heart were his wife, Oksana, his former wife, Sally Evaldson and their son, Benjamin Posa. John also loved a good company! Join us for a celebration of his life on March 10, 2024 at Ukiyo restaurant 2224 Bull Street, Savannah, GA. A service in Ann Arbor, Michigan is being planned for May 2024. In John’s memory, the family invites donations to Ukrainian National Women’s League of America https://unwla.org/donate/ Arts Southeast – Sulfur Studios https://givebutter.com/ArtsSoutheastDonate Humane Society for Greater Savannah https://www.humanesocietysav.org Savannah Supports Ukraine Facebook Page

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Dianne M. Goodman

Dec 06, 1943 - Feb 29, 2024

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Savannah, GA

Dianne M. Goodman, 80, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Memorial Health University Medical Center after a long illness.Dianne was born in Savannah, GA and lived at Yellow Bluff for the past 43 years. She was a member of Fleming Baptist Church and active in the Hagee Ministries for several years. She worked many years at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, and entertaining. She spent many days working with her husband at Yellow Bluff Marina. She was known as Grandmother Georgia by her grandchildren and their friends. Dianne is survived by her husband of 43 years, Raburn Goodman; her son, Ashley Proctor and his wife, Monica; and two grandchildren; Morgan Proctor and Ginny Proctor. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Dorchester Cemetery.To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit www.carteroglethorpe.com.

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Amy Ford Camacho

Jan 06, 1970 - Feb 25, 2024

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Savannah, GA

Amy Ford Camacho, 54, was called home on Sunday February 25th, 2024, in the company of her loving son. Amy was born in Savannah on January 6, 1970 the second child of Bruce Pringle and Annette (Hunter) Ford. She attended St. Andrews on the marsh for her primary and secondary education and was a student of the Savannah College of Art and Design studying for her degree in Art History. Amy was married to Lee Camacho for 20 years; during which time they had two children: Frank and Sofi Camacho. Aside from being the mother of two; Amy enjoyed hobbies such as horseback riding, playing tennis, jewelry making, fossil hunting and spending time in nature. She was an avid animal lover her whole life and made an effort to volunteer at her children’s schools. In addition to her children, Frank and Sofi; she is survived by her brother Bruce and his wife Carrie Ford, and nephews Hunter Ford and Tristain Gardner, as well as her step mother Elizabeth Ford. A requiem mass will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 7th, at St Paul’s Episcopal church on the corner of Abercorn and 34th Street.

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