John Andrew Savage, DMD, FAGD|
On Tuesday night, November 12, 2013 our loving husband, father, brother and dentist lost his life to kidney cancer while doing what he loved, hunting in Montana with two of his sons.
John was born on January 17, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to Bob and Charlotte (Miller) Savage.
John graduated from Langley High School in 1972. He completed a B.S. in Zoology and a B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Washington in 1978. He studied forensic anthropology at Central Washington University. He earned his dental degree in 1986 from the University of Washington. In June 2013 he earned his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Savage was a member of the American Dental Association, WA State Dental Assn and the Yakima Valley Dental Society.
John met his wife Susan while working in Bethel, Alaska where he was a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Native Alaskan Hospital.
They moved to Ellensburg in 1995 and started Mountain View Dental Center, PS. John and Susan were married August 5, 1995 in Fort Wayne, IN. His family was his world and his impact will be felt for generations to come.
John is survived by his wife Susan and their eight children, Tyler, Trevor, Justin, Riley, Tommy, Andrew, Alison and Kelby. He is also survived by his father Bob B. Savage, DDS, his brother Rory (Jennifer) Savage and his sisters Steffi (Mike) Davis, Jennifer (Bob) Burnell, Jill (Frank) Litwiller and Becky Savage. John also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 22nd at 2:00 pm at the CWU SURC Ballroom located at 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA.
Charitable gifts may be sent to the American Dental Hygienist's Assn Institute for Oral Health at 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611 or online at www.adha.org/ioh. An education fund for his children has also been established under Susan's name.
Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 20, 2013