Margaret (Holup) Savoca

Margaret Holup Savoca, 83, a resident of Luzerne, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, June 21, 2013, at Hospice Community Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Her beloved husband was the late Nicholas Savoca, who passed away on Aug. 12, 1994. Together, Nicholas and Margaret shared 45 years of marriage.

Born on March 21, 1930, in Swoyersville, Margaret was a daughter of the late Andrew Holup and Helen (Leonard) Holup.

Margaret was raised in Swoyersville and resided there most of her life. She was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, class of 1947. Following high school, she attended the former Bradford Beauty Academy, Wilkes-Barre, where she received a teacher's license in cosmetology in 1947.

For many years, Margaret owned and operated her own beauty salon in Luzerne.

Margaret was a social member of the Dupont VFW, where she enjoyed dancing on Saturday nights. Additionally, she was a member of the Swoyersville Senior Citizens.

A faithful Catholic, Margaret was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Nicholas, Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, John Holup and Andrew Holup; her nephew, Andrew Holup Jr.; and her companion, William DiBuo.

Margaret is survived by her cousin, Joseph Leonard, Swoyersville; her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the rite of committal will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville. Family and friends are invited to call 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website at

Funeral Home

Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 287-8541

Published in Times Leader on June 22, 2013