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 Melvin Randolph “Dick” Savage

Melvin Randolph “Dick” Savage

Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 4 Apr 2000 (aged 81)
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row H, Lot 20, Site 6
Memorial ID 16326836 · View Source
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The Gazette April 21 2000

Melvin Randolph (Dick) Savage, 81, of Knoxville, Md., formerly of Germantown, April 4, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Savage was a lifelong farmer in Montgomery and Frederick counties. He, along with his late brother Leroy and later his two sons, operated Savage Leigh Farms in Germantown. He, along with his children and grandchildren, exhibited their dairy cattle at local, state and national shows. He was a 50-year member of Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers Association, a pioneer member and active volunteer of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center and Fair, former member of the Montgomery County, Maryland and National Holstein Associations, former member of Montgomery County Farm Bureau, and an avid supporter of the 4-H youth

He, along with his family, was awarded the Maryland Outstanding Senior Breeder Award in 1987 by the Maryland Holstein Association and was selected as 4-H Family of the Year in 1994 by the Montgomery County 4-H program.

Mr. Savage was born March 17, 1919, in Montgomery County, a son of the late Harry Randolph Savage and Osie Bertha Poole Savage.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Poffinberger Savage; children Wayne Savage and wife Cindee of Knoxville, Diane Geary and husband Dale of Gaithersburg and Dennis Savage and wife Mandy of Keymar; brothers Charles Savage, George (John) Savage, of Mount Airy, Marshall Savage, of Frederick and sisters Florence Burrier, Evelyn Covell and Betty Rhinecker, of Frederick, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one great- grandchild. He was preceded in death by brothers Leroy, Martin and Kenneth Savage and sisters Virginia Ruby and Lucy Dove.

Services were held April 7 at Faith Baptist Church, Knoxville. Interment followed at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.

Arrangements were provided by Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, Damascus.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville, MD 21758, the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, MD 20871, or to a charity of choice.




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