Savage Crowell Frieze, Jr.
1923 - 2013 NEW MARLBOROUGH Savage Crowell Frieze, Jr., 89, of Canaan and Norfolk, Conn., formerly of Englewood, N.J., New Malborough, and Kennett Square, Pa., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 18, 2013. at Geer Retirement Community, where he resided for two years.
He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on July 29, 1923, and grew up in Colebrook, Conn. Sav attended the Malcolm Gordon School in Garrison, N.Y., The Salisbury School, Salisbury, Conn., and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J.
Mr. Frieze worked as a mechanic on the first helicopter with Igor Sikorsky in Hartford, Conn.
He served as a mechanic in the Army Air Corp in the Mediterranean and Russia during World War II.
When he returned from the war, he went to work for Lowe Paper Company, owned by his wife, Pat's family. He worked for Lowe Paper Company from 1946 until 1984 when the company was sold. He loved to tell people he started as a sweeper in the paper mill and retired as Chairman of the Board.
During the mid-1960s, Mr. Frieze was a Councilman, President of the City Council and Council Supervisor to the Fire Department for the City of Englewood, N.J. He was a volunteer to the Red Cross and Community Chest Organizations for many years. From 1970, Mr. Frieze was a member of the Board of Trustees and subsequently Chairman of the Board for the Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, N.H., where they named the Headmaster's House after him. He became dedicated to the school after his son attended, and he actively supported the school until his passing.
He was a volunteer fireman with the Colebrook (CT) and with the New Marlborough (MA) Fire Departments over the years.
He was married in 1946 to Patricia Lowe Frieze, who predeceased him in 2004. They met at a horse show as children in Colebrook, Conn.
Mr. Frieze is survived by his three children, Wendy Frieze, Charlotte Frieze Jones and the Reverend Savage C. Frieze III; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Frederica and Sara Catherine, three great-grandchildren, Cooper, Caitlin Patricia and Charlotte Jameson.
FUNERAL NOTICE: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan, NH, the New Marlborough (MA) Volunteer Fire Department, Geer Nursing and Rehab and Geer Village in Canaan, CT.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at the North Canaan (CT) Congregational Church, 172 Lower Rd., East Canaan, CT.
Arrangements have been made through the Newkirk and Palmer Funeral Home, Canaan, Conn.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 10, 2013