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Amos Savage


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 7:41 pm
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Amos Savage, 97, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Services will be 6 p.m. today at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, with a two-hour visitation from 4 p.m. until time of the service. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Joliet, Ill., at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church, Moline.
Amos Lehle Savage was born in Joliet, on Nov. 16, 1915, to John and Amelia Lehle Savage. He married Anna Elizabeth "Betty" Doxsee June 15, 1940, in Joliet. She preceded him in death in 1994.
He attended Joliet Junior College, where he set the Illinois Junior College record for basketball scoring in 1936. He graduated from Northwestern University Business School in 1938. He was a C.P.A. Some years ago, he entered the Value Line Contest, and out of thousands of entrants worldwide, he won second place.
He retired in 1983, as a CPA and controller for Deere & Company in Moline. He was a member of First Congregational Church, Moline, was a fine golfer, and since 1923, was a faithful and hopeful Cubs fan.
Survivors include daughter, Susan Savage, Rock Island; son, Dr. James (Mary) Savage, Germantown, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Emily and Elena Savage, Anne Catherine Podolsky and Abigail Haynes.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dr. John Savage; and a half-sister, Ruth Marie Plaut.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.














 



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