William Sorvillo

CHARLOTTE – William Sorvillo, 81, died April 4, 2019.

He was born July 31, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Carmine and Anna Viscardo Sorvillo.

He worked for 35 years as a typesetter for Typo Graphical Communications.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Anne; and brothers, Frank, Joseph, Victory Day, Carmine and John.

Survivors include his wife, Camille Sala Sorvillo; sons, William C. Sorvillo and wife, Helene, of Huntersville, Thomas Sorvillo and wife, Rosemarie; brother, Michael Sorvillo; sisters, Grace D’Amico, Fannie Francisco and Gloria Parinello; and six grandchildren.

Services were held April 7 at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com

Donald Lee Totten

CORNELIUS – Donald Lee Totten, 86, died April 2, 2019.

He was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Edgar and Louise Totten.

He was a state senator in Illinois and director of the Cook County, Ill., Regional Transportation Authority.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Donna; and sister, Betty Estelle.

Survivors include his children, Diane Faldstein, Robert Totten and wife, Cyndi, and Kathy Weber and husband, Mike, of Cornelius; sister, Barbara Hellenack; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held April 12 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com

Velma Fogarty

DAVIDSON – Velma Fogarty, 100, died March 31, 2019, in Cornelius.

She was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Harlan James Poel, Frederick Berger and Edwin Fogarty; son, H. James Poel; brother, Philip Miller; sister, Vivian Hoffman; and granddaughter, Sherri Poel.

Survivors include her sons, Charles M. Poel and wife, Fran, and Thomas W. Poel and wife, Laurie; daughter, Karen Poel Rickards; stepdaughter, Barbara Neville James and husband, Jay; brother, Calvin Mille and wife, Ardith; sister, Ann Churchill; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held privately.

Memorials may be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation (www.macular.org) or a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, www.raymerfh.com

John Robert Federmack

DAVIDSON – John Robert Federmack, 72, died March 28, 2019.

He was born July 28, 1946, in Queens, N.Y., to the late John and Helen Federmack.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a painting contractor.

He was predeceased by his wife, Linda Federmack (Schmidt); son, Randy Federmack; brother, Michael Federmack; and brother-in-law, James Scanlon.

Survivors include his children, John Federmack and wife, Lisa, Lisa Klosek and husband, Mike, of Davidson, Jason Federmack and Lindsay Federmack of Davidson; siblings, Betty, Tom, Mary Lou, Katie, Annie, Nancy, Peter and Dots; and six grandchildren.

Services were held April 4 in the chapel of James Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10006-3111.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com

Sarah Craven Washam

DAVIDSON – Sarah McClelland Craven Washam, 94, died March 25, 2019, at her home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1925, to the late Roland Pharr Craven and Loy McLean Craven.

She taught first grade in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for 32 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Washam; sisters, Rebecca Mills, Mary Beth Kennedy, Juliette Brown and Evelyn Sims; and brother, Thomas Craven.

Survivors include her son, Robert Lee Washam Jr. and wife, Karen; brother, Walter Craven and wife, Peggy, and Martha Ann Ware and husband, Brohn; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. April 13 at Ramah Presbyterian Church in Huntersville.

Condolences: James Funeral Home, www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com

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