Philip Savvas “Flip” Savopoulos

Philip Savvas “Flip” Savopoulos

Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 14 May 2015 (aged 10)
Woodley Park, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 161149397 · View Source
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Philip was a fourth grade student at St. Albans School for Boys, and was known as a talented and fun loving ten-year-old, mature far beyond his years. Philip excelled at academics, was extremely knowledgeable and proud of his Greek heritage, and with his father's help he was researching his mother's ancestry. Philip was passionate about sports including basketball, baseball and motorsports. He had a comprehensive knowledge of the NBA, its players and statistics. His favorite player was Kevin Durant who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Philip played the outfield and third base for his Little League Baseball team.

Philip's true passion was racing and going fast. He aspired to be a professional Formula-1 racecar driver and was a member on the Praga North America Karting racing team. Karting is the first rung for competitive racers worldwide. In his young career, Philip had competed at tracks near Jacksonville, FL, Indianapolis, IN and, Phoenix, AZ.

Abigail and Katerina doted on their little brother Philip. The three siblings took an active interest in each of the others’ lives and were always eager for opportunities to spend time together. Watching movies together was a favorite pastime. Most recently the three cuddled together to watch a favorite movie, "Finding Nemo." This was a family that maintained an unusually close bond for each other and for those less fortunate.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue NW (corner of Harrison Street) Washington, DC on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12 noon. Burial will be private.

Phillip Savopoulos was killed in his Upper Northwest Washington home along with his father, Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his mother, Amy Savopoulos, 47, and the family's 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.

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), 2815 36th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007; The National Child Research Center - (, 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 161149397
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Savvas “Flip” Savopoulos (1 Mar 2005–14 May 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 161149397, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Loretta Castaldi (contributor 47472615) .