Tue. Jun 6th, 2023


Saverio A. “Sam” Oliva, age 85, of Warren, Michigan passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Sam was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 6, 1937, the youngest child of Frank and Rose Oliva. Sam served in the United States Army National Guard and he retired from Ford Motor Company’s Engineering Quality Department.

Sam is survived by his dear sisters: Catherine Spano and Julie Cortese and his loving nieces and nephews: Anthony (Gretchen) Cortese, Roseann (Jeff) Sparbeck, Kathleen (Derek) Scroggie, Michele (Matt) Gage, John (Monica) Kopacki, and Rose (Scott) Jackson. He was preceded in death by his father: Frank Oliva; his mother: Rose Oliva; his sister: Mary Kopacki; and brother-in-laws: Gilbert Kopacki, Sam Spano, and Anthony Cortese.

Sam will lie in state from 10:00 AM until time of funeral mass at 10:30 AM Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at St. Faustina Catholic Church, 14025 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48088. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp., MI. Please share a memory with the family in our online guestbook.