Age 86, passed away January 23, 2021. He was born December 6, 1934, in Ann Arbor, to Ralph and Dorothy Savage. Bill was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and his Masters of Science Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked as an engineer for the State of Michigan, Department of Transportation (MDOT) for 27 years, retiring in 1988. Bill was a past president of Old Newsboys Association, past president of Toast Masters Yawn Patrol Speaking Organization, past director of International Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), a licensed bicycle safety instructor, and a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity at Michigan State University. He had a passion for biking (DALMAC tour for 25 years), swimming, golfing, playing bridge. Bill and Mary also enjoyed their many years wintering in Florida.
Bill was a devoted, loving, and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary; three children, Jean (David) Arnold, Robert (Terri) Savage, and Judith White; seven grandchildren, Brittany (Corey) Webb, Tiffany Hulett, Ryan Savage, Ava Savage, Ashley Savage, Cameron White, and Chelsea White; and great-grandchild, Emma. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Barbara Schwemmin.
Private interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of the Resurrection, Lansing, Michigan, or Old Newsboys Association, Lansing, Michigan, in memory of William Savage.