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Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes

824 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY

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James A. Savage

May 11, 1941January 16, 2020
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James (Jim) Savage, born May 11th 1941, died peacefully holding the hand of his wife Patricia (nee Gielbelhouse) on January 16th 2020. A devoted husband, proud father, and loving grandfather, Jim was at his happiest when he was surrounded by family.

Jim was born in the Bronx and raised by his mother Ellen Savage. Jim’s father passed away when he was quite young so he and his younger sister, Ellen Marie Williams, developed a lasting bond during their formative years.

Jim was a proud graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University, where he majored in Economics. He worked for New York City for over 40 years, and retired as the Director of Data Processing for the Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Control Board.

Jim married Patricia on April 14th 1973. This April, they would have celebrated forty-seven years together. Jim and Pat raised their two sons, Jim and Bill, in Hartsdale, NY,where they spent many summers swimming in the pool and taking trips to the Catskills.

Jim was a lover of classical music and cinema, a seasoned operaphile, and a longtime fan of the New York Giants. He had been a friend of Bill W. for 44 years.

Jim is survived by his wife Pat, son Jim and wife Janice, son Bill and wife Maïté, and his grandchildren Norah, Hannah, and Tate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Julie cremeansjcremean

January 19, 2020

I am thinking of all our delightful times together, Jim, and your smile and warmth. You had us laughing all the time. It was always wonderful to be in your company. Good-bye, dear friend.
Love, Julie xx

Michael Sullivan

January 18, 2020

One part that I left out the other day has to do with our conversations about work. Jim understood the bureacratic nonsense of my job because it was similar to his own experience. What stands out the most is discussing the threats from the Inspector General. Jim assured me that they come in, make everyone walk on egg shells but "this too shall pass." He nailed it!

Michael Gerlan

January 18, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Savage family on the loss of Jim. He was a very nice man and a good friend to our father.

Michael and James Gerlan

Sandra Lauer

January 17, 2020

For Jim our old neighbor but more importantly our friend.
May you Rest In Peace.
Sandra and Harvey x

FROM THE FAMILY

Loving Husband, proud father, doting grandfather.

FROM THE FAMILY

Loving husband, proud father, doting grandfather

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Loving Husband, proud father, doting grandfather.

FROM THE FAMILY

Loving husband, proud father, doting grandfather

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