Timothy Edward SAVAGE (1941 - 2018)

5 entries
  • "May you rest in peace my friend. A great person and I feel..."
    - Tom Wood
  • "I will miss you Brother Tim. You with that big smile and..."
    - Bill Booth
  • "Savaroo, you were one in a million. Travel well my friend."
    - R.L. Gullixson
  • "You are missed, Tim!"
  • "Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace."
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(Age 76)

Timothy E. Savage passed away at home Sunday, August 5th. He is survived by his wife Adelia; his daughter Tracy; sister Mary; brother-in-law Dave and numerous extended family including nieces, nephew, a large step family with three stepdaughters, two stepsons and five grandsons. Tim also has many long distance family members with Aunt Leann who helped raise him and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Born on October 21, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN, Tim decided to join the United State Marine Corps at the age of 18, served several tours in Vietnam rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant and also served two years as a MCRD Drill Instructor and he also spent two years in SEA School at Treasure Island. He was honorably discharged after being wounded and eventually settled in Seattle for many years.

He was awarded the Purple heart for The Battle at Hastings; the Combat Action; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Citation; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry 2nd Class; Vietnamese Civil Action (bronze star).

Tim was incredibly proud of his service as a Marine and spent a lot of time volunteering at the USO and the VFW and spoke at elementary schools in both Seattle and Wilbur. Every year he volunteers to hand out flags on Memorial Day and placed flags at the cemetery for all the Veterans. He was retired from Metro Transit in Seattle as a radiator mechanic and then retired over to Wilbur, WA over 15 years ago.

He was a larger than life character, always with a joke and a mesmerizing storytelling quality. He was always willing to lend a hand to the many many friends he had.

Per Tim's wishes there will be a graveside Military service on Saturday August 11th at 11 am at the Wilbur Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Society)... he was an avid lover of dogs!!

Published in Spokesman-Review from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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