LUCIAN O. SAVAGE
PALMYRA & STETSON—Lucian O. Savage, 90, died January 10, 2006 at a Pittsfield nursing home. He was born November 8, 1915 at Chester, a son of Elwin and Emma (Johnson) Savage. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and retired from the active reserves as a Major. A graduate of Newport High School, Lucian received a business diploma from Beal’s College, a degree and teaching certificate from the Maine School of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Maine at Orono. He was a member of the Stetson Union Church, serving as the Sunday school superintendent and church organist. More recently, he attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport. He was an active member of the Grange for 75 years as a member and past master of Sebasticook Grange # 306 of Newport, serving as Secretary for 25 years. He was a member of East Somerset Pomona Grange #28. He served on several State Grange committees, and in the East Somerset and Piscataquis Pomona jurisdictions for many years. He and his wife Ruth also served as Deputy State Masters for several years and enjoyed traveling across the state. Lucian owned and operated a general store in Stetson and Palmyra for many years.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Brenda and husband Sherman Cookson , and Rachel Wilson, all of Stetson, and Priscilla McLaughlin and husband Steve of Milford; 1 sister, Marion Knowlton of Bangor; 8 grandchildren: Eric Cookson, Gretchen Violette, Jason Willard, Tony Wilson, Nicole LaBree, Walter, Stephen and Andrew Horelick; 10 great grandchildren; and a special nephew and wife, George and Marie Savage. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Friend) Savage in 1997; his brothers John, Merlin, Addison, and George; and sisters Helen Dodge, Beryl Fitts, Catherine Morton, and Erma Underhill.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Friday. Spring burial will be in the Clark’s Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Albans Grange, c/o Bob Beauchesne, 179 Mason Corner Road, St. Albans, ME 04971; or the Stetson Fire Department First Responder Fund, c/o Kim Tracy, Chief, 209 Coboro Road, Stetson, ME 04488.
For more information, or to sign an on-line guestbook, please visit www.crosbyneal.com.
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