Joseph Donald Savage Jr.


Mr. Joseph Donald “Don” Savage Jr., 66, of Onancock, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away at his residence on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Born June 12, 1952, in Nassawadox, Mr. Savage was a son of the late Joseph Donald Savage and Joanne Gardner Savage. He received both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the University of Virginia and was a longtime special education teacher. Mr. Savage was very proud of his membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, enjoyed watching cooking shows and owls, and was an avid (very, very avid!) collector of books, coins and stamps.

Survivors include his brother, Richard G. Savage, of Onley; his niece and caregiver, who helped Mr. Savage with many of his life needs in recent times, Christina Mae Savage, of Melfa; great-nieces and nephews, Sarah Mae Taylor, Matthew Taylor III, Richard Riley Evans, and Kaitlyn Savage; and longtime friend, Jerry Gregory, of Rehoboth, Del. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, Pvt. Richard “Rick” Dion Savage.

A memorial service will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. with the Rev . Alan Layman officiating.

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