James T. Savage
Clayton and McGirr Funeral Home
100 Elton-Adelphia Road
Freehold, NJ
James T. Savage

AGE: 73 • Howell

James T. Savage, 73, of Howell passed away at home on Friday, December 6, 2013. James was born in Brooklyn and had lived in Manalapan before moving to Howell 10 years ago. Jim was a police officer for the New York City Police Department before joining the New York City Fire Department. He was a fireman at Engine Company 278 in Brooklyn and retired from Engine Company 163 in Staten Island as a Lieutenant after 27 years of service. He was a Past President of the Staten Island Soccer League, a former coach for the Manalapan Soccer League and the Knute Rockne Football League in Brooklyn. Jim was the Past President and member of Yorktowne Social Club and a parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Freehold.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Mary Savage; and two brothers, Patrick Joseph and Thomas Savage. James is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Savage of Howell; three sons, James Savage, John Savage and Michael Savage all of Manalapan; three daughters, Christine Savage-Burns of Manalapan, Mary Josephs of Manalapan and Teresa Lusko of Point Pleasant Boro; twelve grandchildren, Patrick, Jr., Sean, Kaitlin, Megan, Shannon, Emily, Christian, Jessica, Rebecca, Nicole, Isabella and Ava Rose; three sisters, Teresa Treubert, Patricia Rowe and Ann Kiesel; and one brother, Richard Savage.

Visitation will be held at Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM for the procession to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township for his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass. Interment to follow in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Freehold. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfu neralhome.com.

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Published by Asbury Park Press on Dec. 8, 2013.
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My sincere condolences to Rose and family. I have many fond memories of Jimmy. May he rest in peace.
Lorraine Alweiss
December 12, 2013
I knew Jim since 1970 when we were in Eng. 278. We also had a little painting bus.on the side. The last time I saw Jim was at our E-278/40 Batt. reunion 2 years ago. At that time I gave him a DVD that goes back to when his kids were almost babies.
I can go on and on but I can't put it in words the sorry and pain that I feel now!
Blessing to Rose and family.
December 12, 2013
It was great being one of the Savage group for all those years.We will surely miss Jim. Joe Walsh,Walt Zarsky John Drury and John Pogorzelski
Joe Walsh
December 11, 2013
Under the word " Goodness " in the Encyclopedia you will find a picture of James T. Savage. You will be missed dearly..... R.I.P.
Patrick Burns Sr.
December 10, 2013
A great man. He will be missed by many.
Chris McDonald
December 9, 2013
My condolences to the Savage family, only met Jim a handful of times, but I knew what a special man he was, and the impact he made on his children and grandchildren. Rest in Peace.
Teresa Curcio
December 9, 2013
Jimmy Savage, a very good friend to the Nelson Family we will miss you.
Peggy Nelson
December 9, 2013
He was part of our Manalapan. Great memories we will never forget. Much love and prayers to his family. Barbara and Frank Scarpa
December 8, 2013
It was an honor and privilege to have known Jimmy. We will miss him very much.Pat and Tom kelly
December 8, 2013
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