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.
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.
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.
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.