Amy Claire <I>Martin</I> Savopoulos

Amy Claire Martin Savopoulos

Birth
Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 May 2015 (aged 47)
Woodley Park, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 161149299 · View Source
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Amy was raised in a military family with her younger brother Jon, learning to be a citizen of the world and gaining important values that were reflected in her remarkable life as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor as well as an engaged community member. In her childhood she attended Department of Defense schools in Germany, as well as numerous Army installations across the United States.

Amy and Savvas married at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral on June 4, 1994. They were a devoted couple in love. This love was represented in their daughters Abigail, and Katerina, and their son Philip. Amy graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland and was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

For a number of years she was employed by CohnResnick Accounting. This was a far cry from her first paid employment-a job in the 7th grade where she had responsibilities on Saturdays cleaning rabbit cages for her science teacher who breed and raised show rabbits for national competitions. Many years later, Amy encountered one of the same breeder's bunnies at her daughter's' pre-school and this wonderful rabbit eventually worked its way into the Savopoulos' heart and their family home.

Amy was an active volunteer in her children's schools, and with her husband, in numerous charities and nonprofit organizations. Long known for her giving and selfless nature, she helped organize many community fundraisers and school events. She was a member of the Sulgrave Club for Women, a club intended for music, art and social gatherings.

Amy was a kind and thoughtful neighbor and hosted frequent neighborhood gatherings in her home. Amy enjoyed many activities including; golf, tennis, boating, and especially notoriously long family walks throughout Rock Creek Park with the family's two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Amy had the rare ability of spotting four-leaf-clovers even when she was not looking for them. Amy was a world traveler who loved gathering shells from beaches, touring monuments, visiting art galleries, and attending performing arts. Amy was extremely charismatic and had a huge heart. To her family and many friends, Amy represented the same loyalty and devotion, integrity, compassion, and courage as Savvas-values and behaviors they instilled in their children.

Killed in their Upper Northwest Washington home were Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife, Amy Savopoulos, 47, their 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, of Silver Spring. The four were found dead May 14 after a fire was set at the home, and police believe they had been held overnight.

Two daughterswere away at school at the time. Other survivors include her parents of North East, MD and her brother and sister-in-law of Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Savvas Savopoulos’s assistant dropped off a package containing $40,000 to the house hours before the fire and bodies were discovered last Thursday. Police records also show numerous calls involving Savopoulos from and to the assistant, a bank, an accountant and business associates that morning.

In lieu of flowers, donations in the names of Savvas, Amy, and Philip may be made to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral (to benefit The Girls Orphanage of Lamia, Greece) https://membership.faithdirect.net/enrollment/LiveTransaction_frame.php?aid=19343, 2815 36th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007; The National Child Research Center - (www.ncrcpreschool.org/support-ncrc/annual-fund), 3209 Highland Place NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Bio by: PMS Sillix


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  • Created by: Loretta Castaldi
  • Added: 16 Apr 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 161149299
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amy Claire Martin Savopoulos (8 Apr 1968–14 May 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 161149299, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Loretta Castaldi (contributor 47472615) .