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James Roberts Savage

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IN LOVING MEMORY JAMES ROBERTS SAVAGE, MD 91, Died October 10, 2005 at Valley Health Care in San Bernardino. He was a great man who lived his life caring for and about other people. Jim was a lifetime resident of San Bernardino. Born in their family home on 17th Street, attended San Bernardino City Schools where he sometimes rode a pony to school and worked their ranch in E. Highland among the animals and citrus groves he loved so much. He was a scholar/athlete in high school and at Stanford University where he met and married Barbara Steinbeck. He joined the U.S. Army Air Force as a Flight Surgeon during World War II. Later he became a founding member and general surgeon at San Bernardino Medical Group, was past president and active member of YMCA where he founded the Indian Guides, member of the board and active volunteer for the Lighthouse For The Blind, past president of Arrowhead County Club, and 16 year member of San Bernardino City School Board where he won as the first ever write-in candidate. He was a loving husband to Barbara for 69 years, devoted father of two daughters, Jean Walker and Joan Johnston and son James R. Savage Jr. He was also a devoted grandfather to 9 grandchildren: Jim Johnston Jr. and Jeanne Johnston, Jason, Jake and John Savage, Weston and Wade Walker, Travis and Tyler Leuke and 2 great-grandchildren, Brooke and Trent Johnston. Jim's strength, gentleness, and kindness will be cherished and remembered forever by those lives he touched. A private family service will be held, with private inurnment at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation, 2101 N. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA. 92404 or charity of choice. Arrangements by: BOBBITT MEMORIAL CHAPEL (909) 882-3761
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 16, 2005
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