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Robert N. Saveland 1921 - 2017

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April 08, 2018
I have not heard from Bob on his monthly calls, and am sad to find he has crossed the bar. We were sailing buddies. Seventeen years ago I looked at his Sailboat (one of his 16 lifetime sailboats) in Fairfield Harbor to buy for my Chesapeake expedition, retracing Capt John Smith; did not buy the boat but kept Capt Bob In Acknowledgments of my book "Landfall," I thank Bob as one of my pre-publication "readers." I crewed for Bob when we chartered a 50-ft houseboat on the St Johns River in Florida. After he moved to Athens, Bob and I dined at least twice a year in Beaufort or New Bern, and usually the New Years walk at Ft Macon. I miss him. I feel connected with Bob's extended family of students he mentored, his blood family, and all of us he adopted.
March 31, 2018
I hadn't heard from Bob for a while. I just called and both numbers were disconnected. An online search revealed he had crossed over. Such a loss of a dear and faithful friend.

The last time I saw him, he drove down to Savannah to attend an awards banquet at Armstrong in which I was named an Outstanding Alumnus. Such was Bob. Always occupied and always thinking of others. He was like a father to me and a tremendous mentor.

A while back he had sent me music to his favorite Christian Science hymn that he wanted me to play for his memorial service. It is probably too late at this point so I'll remember him by playing it and hope he can hear it from the other side.

I shall always treasure all the memories, especially sailing.
February 07, 2018
You will be missed by all the Nelson cousins, and I will miss our long chats about our Owen and Nelson genealogy! I only hope I can live a life as full as yours! Until next time... Dayna
January 21, 2018
For the family and friend of "Cap'n Bob", I salute the memory of this amazing human being whom I had the privilege of
knowing through his cousin, JoAnn McCulloch Bailey. We attended the awesome Legion of Honor ceremony in Atlanta when the French Consul General awarded and thanked him for his bravery during WW II and landing at Normandy Beach. Peace. Tara Balfe Clifford, Edgewater, Maryland
January 15, 2018
Robert Saveland was one of my professors at the University of Georgia during my doctoral study. We stayed in contact for the next 50 years, greeted each other at many annual conferences of the National Conference for Geography Education,the National Council for the Social Studies, and the International Geographical Union. I always tried to have dinner with him at conferences to catch up on his many activities in his retirement. I think he lived life to the fullest, and I particularly enjoyed his sailing stories and stories about students. A highlight was the presentation of the Miller Award for Service to Geography Education. I was honored to make the presentation and Professor Saveland received a standing ovation from the conference attendees. It was a recognition he truly deserved based on his career in geography education.
December 20, 2017
I knew Bob Saveland first as a graduate student at the University of Georgia in the late 1970s and then kept up a friendship when I became a professor at Georgia Tech. A wonderful man, full of enthusiasm for life and deep knowledge of the world, its geography, its people, always willing to share and gracious in all respects. I was happy for him when he received the Legion d' Honneur from France a country in which I was born and grew up. I learn of his passing with great sadness and extend my condolences to his family and his many friends.

John McIntyre, Atlanta, Georgia
November 29, 2017
My condolences to the family, especially to his son Jim.
November 28, 2017
Captain Bob and I shared a great friendship. We spoke weekly and we were looking forward to the next Saveland reunion in Milwaukee. Captain Bob and his friend Don came to visit me in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. We had a grand time. My condolences to his family and to Smith Wilson and Corbett Chandler. I loved Captain Bob dearly.
November 28, 2017
He was a long-time colleague of mine in the same department in the College of Education, UGA. We both joined in the same year to UGA, in 1968. I remember him well and my memories of him will carry on in my life.
November 28, 2017
A great person and friend. A valued mentor. Bob will be missed.

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Bob and me at St. Paul's, Savannah

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