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Lasting legacy

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - 17 Jun 2017
Swimmers in the 13- to 14-year-old boys age bracket ready themselves for their 200-meter backstroke Friday morning during the John Servati Memorial Swim Meet at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. At this year's meet, Al Servati announced that the City of ...
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NCAA honors John Servati, UA swimmer killed in April storm

WIAT 42 - 13 Nov 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – The NCAA is honoring a University of Alabama swimmer who was killed while saving his girlfriend during a storm in Tuscaloosa earlier this year. The NCAA says it will present its 2015 Award of Valor posthumously to John Servati ...
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Tornado Victims Were Dads and Daughters, Brothers and Sons - 29 Apr 2014
John Servati, 21, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Servati, a business major at the University of Alabama from Tupelo, Miss., died late Monday in the storms that swept through Alabama. He was a Dean's List student who was on the school's swim team, and had set ...
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Steve Eckelkamp, Former FAU Coach, Passes Away

Swimming World Magazine - 14 Jun 2017
According to a Facebook post by Lisa Eckelkamp, her husband, Steve Eckelkamp, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on June 10 at their home in Mount Juliet, TN. Eckelkamp had a thirty-year coaching career including his role as head coach at Florida ...
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At Least 37 Dead In Worst Tornado Outbreak Of The Year

BuzzFeed - 29 Apr 2014
One death includes University of Alabama student and swimmer, John Servati, 21, who was taking shelter in the basement of a home, when a wall collapsed on him. UA Athletics extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Servati. http.
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Storm of the Year: Four Ferocious Days, 38 Lives Lost - 30 Apr 2014
Sam Smith helps a family friend salvage what he can from his business that was destroyed by a tornado on April 29, 2014 in Tupelo, Miss. A deadly tornado ripped through the area April 28, after deadly storms moved through the south spawning tornadoes ...
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Profiles of those killed by this week's tornadoes

Russellville Courier - 30 Apr 2014
Emily Tittle (right) hands Leah an item as they pick through rubble after a tornado stuck Sunday in Paron. Tittle said she, her eight siblings and her parents went for safety under the stairs in the two-story house, but only half of them made it before ...
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Laughter, tears run together at Servati farewell

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - 16 Dec 2005
TUPELO – Laughter mixed with tears as friends and family came together Saturday to celebrate the life of John Servati. The 21-year-old Tupelo man and University of Alabama swimmer was killed Monday as storms hit Tuscaloosa. He died after freeing his ...
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At Home in the Storm

New Yorker - 30 Apr 2014
One person is known to have died in Tupelo, from a related car accident, although the city also counts among its losses a young native, John Servati, a University of Alabama swimmer and honor student who died in Tuscaloosa, in the collapse of a ...
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True calling: Tupelo grad follows landscape architecture dream

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - 22 Nov 2015
“He let me work on a playground design for Ballard Park and preliminary designs for a memorial for John Servati, the guy from Tupelo who was killed in the tornado in Alabama. And I got to work on five-, 10-, 25-, and 50-year plans for TCPS, which was ...
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From the Eye of the Storm

Jackson Free Press - 29 Apr 2014
#“Did you hear about John?” he asks. I said no, to which he replied, “He was killed in Tuscaloosa last night in the storms.” #John Servati was a very close friend of mine growing up. We were in every class from first to third grade together. I invited ...

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