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Nordale Earl "Dale" Savage

San Antonio, Texas

Sep 2, 1949 – Sep 30, 2017 (Age 68)

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Nordale Earl "Dale" Savage September 2, 1949-September 30, 2017 Dale Savage, 68, of San Antonio passed away of natural causes on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at a San Antonio Hospital. He was born to Justina and Robert "Doc" Savage in Sacramento, California on September 2,...

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My prayers are with the family & Dale will be missed alot, especially around the Holidays! His famous jalapeno cheese pies Yum! Yum! RIP! The Adams Family, from Tulsa Okla. Doc Savage's Sis in law....

I will remember Dale as a fun loving, witty person. I can remember a birthday party in San Antonio where the guest list looked like the United Nations. Dale had no boundaries when it came to his friends and sharing of his wit. We were all fortunate to have known and shared some time with Dale. Skylar and Eli, he was so very proud of both of you. Doc, Doc and Sherry, Skylar and Eli, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your second family---THE THORNTONS---

I will always remember Dale as a kind and caring person. He welcomed me when I first moved to San Antonio, TX. Dale made me feel right at home. Always remember meeting after work for a nice cold beer with Sally. You will forever remain in my heart. You will be sorely missed.

My memories of Dale were of great fun. Living in the state of Texas made him enough "cowboy" to make family visits an adventure! I remember going to country western "sh** kick'n" dances and being sad that I didn't have boots to wear because Dale's were great. He was a patient teacher as he taught me, his yankee cousin, the steps......or was it the 2-steps? Anyway, I had a fabulous time! I remember visiting the Alamo, the San Antonio river walk and riding the rapids with...

I never made it to Texas to visit Dale, but he would come to California. Oh, and talk on the phone, whoa did we talk on the phone. Dale was my dad's cousin but closer to my age, older of course! I remember one time when Dale and Uncle Bob came out to visit. We didn't have any extra beds so Uncle Bob took a couch and with Dale too tall for the other couch, we had to do some furniture maneuvering. Well needless to say Dale always fell through the cushions and we all heard about it the next...

I was saddened to here the news of Dale's passing. My desk was the cubicle next to Dale's for several years at SSA, and I learned a lot from him. We became SSI Technical Experts together (with Diana Aranda) back in 2001, when the position was first created, and we worked on a lot of projects together. I also remember how compassionate he was and how he insisted on handling all of the HIV claims which came into our office way back (late 80's, early 90's) when some people were afraid to...

My first 2 years at SSA were tough and I went through some very rough patches. Dale was not one to follow the crowd. I'm glad that I had an opportunity to thank him and tell him on several occasions that I would never forget how he always treated me with kindness and respect.

Dale was like my Big Brother. Boy, we had a good time we had. As my stand in date, we went to many dances. I guess the thing that will always stand out in my mind it the time we were in and around the flat bottomed boat out in the stock tank. At the same time Dale stood up in the boat and I pushed off the side which caused Dale to fall in the boat. Well, he fell on the screw that was sticking out where the handle was and slit his arm open. Dad took him 20 miles to the nearest hospital to...

Mama Betty met Dale when they both first trained for Social Security. They became co-workers when he transferred to the San Antonio office. Over the many years, Betty considered Dale to be her best friend. She said, "I loved him to pieces, and he knew it!" They both enjoyed a cruise to Mexico, along with several friends.

Dale helped us in so many ways, such as installing ceiling fans. When Betty was hospitalized due to a slow heart rate, Dale came to offer guidance so I...