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Lindquist Funeral Home

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OBITUARY

Guy William Savage

October 27, 1917February 10, 2014
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Guy W. Savage

Yarmouth - Guy William Savage, 96 of Cousins Island, Yarmouth, died February 10, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Columbia Maine on October 27, 1917, a son of Gilford Farnsworth Savage and Lola Mae Wallace. Mr. Savage is a descendant of John Howland of the Mayflower, the Savages who settled in Woolwich Maine in 1728, the Wallace family who founded Harrington Maine in 1797 and Milbridge, Maine in 1848.

Mr. Savage graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 1936 where he was a star basketball and baseball athlete. After graduation he went to the Great Lakes to work as a seaman on freighters with his father and older brother Walter. On March 11, 1939 he married Pauline Lillian Clark of Machias. He was also employed in the lumber industry. At the outbreak of WWII he moved to South Portland to work at the Todd Shipyard. In 1945 he graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New London, CT and was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy Reserves. After the war he worked in the plumbing and heating business in the Portland area with his brother Walter. In January 1947 he enlisted in the Maine State Police and was assigned to Troop B in Scarborough. In 1950 he transferred to Troop E and was assigned to patrol the western Penobscot County. In 1953 he was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Troop A in Wells. In 1959 he was cited for bravery for saving the life of a wounded trooper in Limerick, Maine. In 1960 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned command of Troop B in West Scarborough. In 1966 he was promoted to Captain and assigned as Director of the Departments Finance and Property Division. In 1968 he retired from the State Police and became the Director of fleet safety with the Merrill Transportation Company in Portland. In 1976 he became a toll collector with the Maine Turnpike Authority. He retired from the MTA in 1996 to care for his wife who had become seriously ill.

Mr. Savage was a member of the American Legion Post 91, 63 year member of Masonic Lodge, Penobscott #39 in Dexter, A 32nd degree Mason in the Valley of Portland and member of Kora Shrine, and past member of the Royal Guard. He was also a member of The Southern Maine Chapter of the Maine State Employees Assn. and was a member of the Woodfords Club in Portland and the Organization of Retired Maine State Police Officers. In 2002 he was awarded the title of "Legendary Trooper" by the Maine State Police.

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years and a very dear friend Laurine Hebert, by his brothers Walter and Raymond, sisters Margaret Belyea, Edna Mae Savage, Jenny Ellen Bigger, Helen Marie Lydon and Lola Marie Ingersoll.

He is survived by his sons, Breen Reeves Savage, his wife Natalie of Kennebunk, and Merle Michael Savage, his wife Rebecca, of Augusta. Grandsons: Michael Todd Savage, his wife Kathleen, of Westborough, MA, Timothy Park Savage, of Saco. Granddaughter: Melissa Merilee Savage of Winthrop. Great grandchildren, Gavyn Reece Washburn, Duncan Ryan Washburn, Ian Reed Washburn, Collin Grant Tibbetts, Addison Grace Tibbetts, William Francis Savage, Kirsten Elizabeth Savage, Anna Natalie Savage, and Ashley Paige Savage.

Funeral services will be held on Friday February 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St. Yarmouth. Mr. Savage will be interred beside his wife Pauline at the Cousins Island Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mr. Savage’s memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607 or to the First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth, 116 Main St. Yarmouth ME. 04096.

Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Guy's life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, February 28, 2014

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Heidi Annas

March 14, 2014

RIP Papa Guy! Thanks for all that you had done for our family! You were like a grandfather to me and my sisters and a great friend to my parents! I will miss you but I know you are with polly now and I'm sure she is glad to have you home!

Al Skolfield

March 3, 2014

Breen and family,

I recently returned home and noted the passing of your Dad. He was a fine man and a very good State Police officer. When your Dad was assigned to Troop E, my Dad served as a dispatcher and got to know your Dad quite well. He had great admiration and respect for Guy. Prior to Dad's passing he spoke often of your father's kindness. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Al Skolfield

February 28, 2014

Breen and Family: Please accept our deepest condolences.I first met your dad when you and I patrolled the Pike together and in later years have enjoyed seeing him at the retirees dinners. He was a nice man and will be missed.

Michial and Dianne Heino

Ted Short MSP Retired

February 27, 2014

I will always remember driving through the Falmouth toll in my cruiser with my family and being asked, "is this trip necessary? "

Nancie Boudreau-Smith

February 27, 2014

The family of the late Sgt. Herman J. Boudreau send our heart felt condolences. Our father was in the same State Police class as Guy and spoke very highly of him often. I know our dad called frequently and they loved reminiscing as the Maine State Police was in their blood!! The Boudreau Family

February 27, 2014

Breen and the Savage family, Capt. Savage was a role model for us all and certainly a legend amongst the members of the Maine State Police that had the honor of knowing and working with him. May you find comfort in knowing that he gave his best and will always be remembered as one of the finest!
Sincerely, Brad Smith, Troop B retired.

February 27, 2014

Breen, I got to know your Dad at the retiree dinners and always enjoyed our conversations. He had some great stories about the old days and it was evident that while he may have retired a long time ago, he never lost his devotion to the men and women of the Maine State Police. Captain Savage will be missed. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family.

Mac Dow, Hollis Center, Maine

Lois Ann Holmes

February 26, 2014

Guy will be missed by family, treasured friends and many. I remember when I first met him, was introduced by my husband and shaking his hand! He had a great smile and twinkle in his eye. A life well lived - great service in many ways to his state and country - cherish your memories and the legacy he left behind - a beautiful family. I am honored to have met him. Thoughts and prayers to all who are the closest as you process this loss.

Rich Maguire

February 26, 2014

Breen,
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He lived a long and full life and accomplished alot of great things. I met him on the Turnpike when he worked as a Toll Collector. He would say as I rolled up in the MSP cruiser, "Is this trip necessary?" He had a nice sense of humor and I am sure that he was a great Father and a great Commander on the MESP. He was a great example of a man to all of us, and we will miss him.

Hollis Dixon

February 26, 2014

Breen,
Your Dad was my first Sergeant when I joined the Maine State Police and was asigned to Troop A in 1958. I always respected him and tried to emulate him throughout my career in Law wnforcement. He was a great man and a distinguished leader..

Nikki and I send our condolences to you and your family.

Hollis "Tom" Dixon

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