Stuart J. Savage

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BURLINGTON - Stuart Jerome Savage, 75, of Burlington and longtime resident of Calais, Vermont, passed away peacefully at his home Aug. 30, 2018, after an illness. He spent his final days with his children and grandchildren.
Stuart had a loving marriage of 37 years to Susan Flatow Savage who passed away September 2013. The two raised their family on Apple Hill in Calais in an old farmhouse they renovated.
Stuart is survived by his daughter, Erin Savage and her wife, Susan Lien, and daughters Ellie and Dylan; son, Jonathan Savage and his fiancé, Kolby Reimer; and son, Andrew Savage and his wife, Morgan Hillenbrand Savage, and their daughter Isabelle and son Jack.
Stuart was born on March 13, 1943, in Rutland, Vermont, to Elbridge and Barbara Huffert Savage, the oldest of three boys, John Savage and Leonard Savage (1951-2015).
He graduated from Rutland High School as salutatorian in 1961 where, a year earlier, he was awarded the Harvard Prize Books. He went on to attend Harvard College, graduating in 1965, and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
He served in the U.S. Army working in the Pentagon, receiving an honorable discharge in 1973.
After returning to central Vermont, he met Susan Flatow and they were married in Ludlow, Vermont, in 1976.
Stuart was a longtime public servant, serving on the Calais Selectboard, U-32 School Board, and working in Vermont state government throughout his career.
In 1983, he and his brother, John, founded the Red Sox Fantasy Camp (Sox Exchange), a business out of Montpelier that united fans across New England and beyond to live and play as major leaguers for a week with former Boston Red Sox greats.
Stuart was a dedicated supporter and fan of his kids: coaching Little League and cheering from any possible sideline, whether at field hockey games, cross country meets, or nordic ski races. He would patiently spend the time needed helping with homework and, with the deft skill of a supportive parent, gave his kids the gift of a strong work ethic and civic dedication.
Combining his physics degree with resourceful Vermont know-how, he could fix or build just about anything. He'd spend hours haying the fields around their home or with the family harvesting firewood for the winter. Stuart and Sue loved to travel and explore new places, play cards, discover new art, quietly read, and see the close bond of their children and growing families. They enjoyed summer days at their camp on Isle La Motte. The two will now enjoy all of these activities together, again, as they both now peacefully rest.
Published in Rutland Herald on Sept. 5, 2018