Raymond A. Savage
Raymond A. Savage, 71, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. He was at home under the care of Hospice and his family.
Raymond Andrew Savage was born November 5, 1946 in Middeltown, CT the son of Leon Charles and Shirley Pauline (Henderson) Savage. He grew up in Holyoke, MA along with his two brothers, Bob and Dave and his sister, Grace. He graduated from Holyoke High School in 1965. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on June 21, 1965 at Springfield, MA and was stationed at the air base in Grand Forks, ND. He was honorably discharged from military service on June 1, 1968. While living in Grand Forks, he met and married the love of his life, Norine "Pinky" Hall. They were married for 51 and a half years. They had three sons, Chuck, Paul and Jason. He was very close with them and very proud of all three of them.
Ray loved to fish with his friends and family but especially with Dan Hill and Mike Sholes. He enjoyed old westerns, NASCAR, his New England Patriots and Boston Celtics and spending time with his family at the lake. Later in life, the time he enjoyed the most was being with his three grandchildren, Jacey, Tyler and Sonja. Conversations with Ray many times started out on different topics and ended up about how great his grandchildren are.
Ray is survived by his wife, Pinky; all three of his sons, Chuck (Cindy) Savage, Paul Savage, Jason (Jaime) Savage; his brothers, Bob (Linda) Savage and Dave Savage; a sister, Grace (Jerry) Ledwith; 3 grandchildren, Jacey, Tyler and Sonja Savage; his sisters-in-law, Bonnie Driscoll and Shirlene Breidenbach; several nieces, nephews and his grand dog, Lily.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Leon Charles Savage; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Driscoll and John Briedenbach and his niece, Bridget (Breidenbach) Dodd.
Ray's family would like to give a special thanks to Altru Hospital, especially the ICU staff and to the Altru Hospice employees for their wonderful care and help.
Memorial Liturgy: 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Historic Norman Funeral Home Chapel, 2950 S. Washington St. Grand Forks, ND.
Family Greeting: One hour prior to the liturgy in the funeral home on Friday.
Interment: 4:00 p.m. Friday in the Garden of the Evangelist Columbarium, Calvary North Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.
Military Honors: Accorded by members of the American Legion Post 157, The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and The Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)