Moriah — Alex F. Savage, 83 of Moriah, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, N.Y., surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 4, 1921, in Moriah, the son of Anthony and Amelia (Denovich) Savage.
He was married to Maude (Woods) Savage who predeceased him.
Alex was a veteran of World War II. He was a dedicated, hardworking man who was employed at the Republic Steel Corporation, Eichen's Sawmill in Ticonderoga and retired from Glavin's Farm in Moriah.
Alex was a strong man who enjoyed using his hands. His hobbies included auto mechanics, gardening and clearing land with his tractor and saw. After providing for his family, one of his greatest loves was working the soil and giving away his harvest.
Survivors include his son, Gerald Savage and his wife Debbie of Crown Point; daughter, Lynn Ross and her husband Michael of Crown Point; daughter Mary Ross and her husband Clifford (Skip) of Ticonderoga; daughter, Allison Snyder and her husband Herbert of Mineville; twins, daughter Amelia (Amy) Hayes of Port Henry and Anthony (Tony) Savage and his companion Shirley Laing of Moriah; daughter, Stella Rock and her husband Robert of Alameda, Calif.; daughter, Jeanette Clark and her husband Michael of Ticonderoga and Debbie Gozlaz of Moriah; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. When introducing his children to others it was evident that he was an exceptionally proud parent, and he will be missed by all.
Calling hours will be at Alex's home on the South Moriah Road in Moriah, N.Y., on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 noon until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of All Saints in Mineville, N.Y., with Monsignor McAzoy officiating. Immediately following and throughout the day there will be a reception at his home in celebration of his life. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Moriah, N.Y.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, N.Y.