October 31, 1925 - July 25, 2020
William P. Savage, age 94, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 25, 2020. Bill was born in Starksville, Colorado on October 31, 1925, and was raised with his five siblings in Trinidad, Colorado. At the age of 17, wanting to see the world, he joined the US Coast Guard during World War II. He was deployed to the European theater at Italy and Normandy as a machinist mate on an LST equipment/troop carrier. Upon his release, he used the GI Bill to attend Trinidad Junior College and went on to graduate with a Civil Engineering degree in 1951 from the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was at Trinidad Junior College where Bill met and married the love of his life, Joan Reagan in 1949. They had 2 sons, Steven in 1950 and Mark in 1954. In 1954, when he accepted a job opportunity with Holly Sugar Company in Union City, the family moved to Fairway Park in Hayward where he lived until his death. Bill’s career included working as a Civil/Structural Engineer for Holly Sugar, Indenco Engineering Consultants and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and retiring in 1987 after a 25 year career with Stanford. He continued independent consulting on various projects up to and past his 90th year. An amazing feat! Bill was an avid jogger and would regularly use his lunch hour at Stanford to jog the local hills. His accomplishments included running many half marathons and completing 3 full marathons from the age of 55 to 62. He continued jogging/walking up to 15 miles a week up to his 90th birthday. A real tribute to his long life! Bill is survived by his 2 sons, and their wives, Steve and Pennie; Mark and Sandra as well as 4 grandchildren and spouses: Tyler and Alison Savage; Brett and Kensey Savage; Greg and Julianne Savage; Samantha and Eric Stephenson along with 4 great grandchildren: Everett, Asher, Ella and Ethan. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, in 2011 after 62 wonderful years of marriage. Bill lived a full life and will be greatly missed by his family. He was laid to rest on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. A Celebration of Life gathering will be planned at a later date. To ensure the health and safety of our community, we are following all guidelines set by local, state and CDC officials. If you are planning on attending a service, please contact the funeral home in advance, so that we can plan accordingly.
William P. Savage, age 94, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 25, 2020. Bill was born in Starksville, Colorado on October 31, 1925, and was raised with his five siblings in Trinidad, Colorado. At the age of 17, wanting... View Obituary & Service Information
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