Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Hastings Observer 7 November 1874, page 5:
DEATH OF DR SAVERY.— Slowly but surely the fatal hand of death is removing from our midst those old townsmen who form a connecting link between Hastings of the present and Hastings of the past, and our obituary today records the passing away of another old familiar face. We allude to the death of Mr John Savery, who for the last fifty years has practised in this town as a medical man. Deceased was held in universal esteem and respect by his fellow-
Mr Savery during his life held important positions in connection with several of our chief local institutions. He was especially identified with the Infirmary, where for some years he was the senior surgeon, and with that invaluable institution he in later days kept up his connection as hon. consulting surgeon. He was also identified with the volunteer movement and was for sometime hon. surgeon to the Rifles.
Since the death of the lamented Mr John Charles Savery, deceased has almost ceased to take an active part in medical work, and for the past month he has been unable to leave his bed. He expired at his residence "The Roselands", Hollington, on Monday last, at the ripe old age of 76, after a long career of useful and unblemished public life. Mr Savery's death will be universally regretted, and numerous are those who will miss his cheerful, smiling face for some time to come. It will be exactly fifty years this month since he came to Hastings and entered into partnership with the late Dr Satterley, his uncle. Dr Savery leaves to mourn his loss a widow, daughter, and three sons. The remains of the deceased were interred at the Borough Cemetery yesterday (Friday), the funeral being of a strictly private character.