FARMINGTON — Clinton Blanchard Savage Jr. of Farmington was ushered into the Kingdom of God serenaded by his wife, children and family, Thursday, Feb. 16.
Clinton was born to Clinton B. Savage Sr. and Berle L. (Farmer) Savage, March 14, 1924, in Wilton. Clint married Marjorie A. Hoyt, June 13, 1953, in Temple.
Clinton grew up on a farm in Wilton and graduated from Temple Village School in 1939. He graduated in 1943 from Wilton Academy and from University of Maine at Orono from a two-year Agricultural Course in 1948. He served in the Wilton Home Guard 1942 to 1943, during World War II.
He worked as a herdsman in Massachusetts and in New Jersey; was a clerk at French’s Market on Main Street and at McCleary’s Hardware on Broadway in Farmington. He started working at the Farmington Farmer’s Union on Union Street in 1960, and worked his way up to assistant manager until his retirement in 1995.
He was a longstanding member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee and treasurer, a Sunday School supertendent and teacher. He started the Loaves and Fishes Ministry and was an active choir member and fellow lifetime worker in the church. Clinton was a charter member and secretary of the Maine Bee Keepers Association.
Clinton is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Marjorie of West Farmington; daughter, Katrina B. Catanzaro and her husband, Bruce, of Ogden, Utah; son, Kevin B. and his wife, Lauretta C. Savage, of Wilton; son, Kern D. and his wife, Corbette L. Savage, also of Wilton; daughter, Kristen A. Phelps of Farmington; son, Kyle E. and his wife, Jody L. Savage, also of Wilton; son, Kory L. and his wife, Kimberly E. Leslie Savage, of Rockford, Mich.; a brother, Martin C. Savage; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his father and mother; brother, William F. Savage; and sister, Annie M. Dunham.
Condolences and tributes may be shared with his family on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.