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William C. Savage

September 17, 2010

William C. Savage, 79, of Danville PA went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA.  He was born August 2, 1931 in Bloomsburg PA the son of the late William J. and Mae Phoebe  Hartzel Savage. 

He graduated from the Beaver Township High School in Columbia County PA in 1949.  He was employed by Agway Feed Store in Bloomsburg PA and Berwick PA until he enlisted in the US Army in 1952.  He was sent to Triest, Italy, where he was eventually promoted to Corporal as head of telephone communications on the Base.  In 1955, after returning home, he was transferred to the Honesdale Agway Store.  In May of 1956, he moved back to Bloomsburg PA and started working for PP&L, retiring in 1993. 

Mr. Savage was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Danville PA.  He was an active  member of the Lime Ridge Fire Company in the 1960’s and a member of Washies, East End and Friendship Fire Companies; all of Danville PA.  Mr. Savage’s memberships included The Danville Moose and The Danville American Legion.  He was also a 50 year member of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. An avid reader, he also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, gardening, clock making, gambling and traveling.   

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Bittenbender Savage on November 18, 1965 and his second wife, Mary E. “Betty” Holdren Savage on October 9, 2000.  He is survived by his daughter, June A. Savage of Danville PA.  Also surviving are two brothers; Raymond Baylor of Catawissa PA and Eugene “Pete” Baylor of Mainville PA.  He was preceded in death by two brothers; Clyde and Robert Baylor and two sisters; Jean Busch and Mary Jane Mott.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM from the Trinity Lutheran Church 215 E Market Street Danville PA with his pastor the Reverend Michael A. Greenauer officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul’s (Straub’s) Lutheran Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM in the Chapel at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com

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