Neil Savage, 73, of Toledo, Ohio, answered God’s calling on Thursday, November 21, 2019, with his loving wife Laura, of 47 years, by his side. Neil served his country from 1968-1970 on the Destroyer, USS Carpenter DD-825 in the Vietnam War. Neil worked as sales manager for many car dealerships locally. Neil is a lifetime member at Riverview Yacht Club, where he is loved by family and many friends. His laughter was infectious.
Neil was preceded in death by parents, Catherine and Frank Savage; brother, David, and nephews, David and Jeffery. He is survived by his wife, Laura; sons, James (Heather) Savage (Kamryn, Alyssa) and Robert (Megan) Savage (Allison, Jackson); niece, Kathy Whitmill (Doyle) (Jessica, Alexandria, Doyle Jr.); nephew, Mark (Glenda) Savage (Joanna Orozco, Shaunna Touby).
His love of family inspired him to fight the battle for three years. Neil’s favorite things to do were boating and fishing with his sons and grandson, Jackson.
Neil was loved by many and will be heartfully missed. Our stories of his life will keep us alive laughing in his memory. Even in his final hours, Neil kept us with a light heart with his one liners. He wanted us to be okay.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 25, at David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 North Summit Street, Toledo, where members of V.F.W. Post 606 conducted military honors and members of the Riverview Yacht Club had an evening service. A Memorial Mass for Neil was held on Tuesday, November 26, at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Boulevard, Toledo, Msgr. William Kubacki presiding.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.