C. Jack Savage

December 21, 1931 - June 21, 2016

12/21/1931 - 06/21/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Friday June 24, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Friday June 24, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Saturday June 25, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Saturday June 25, 2016
10:00 am

C. “Jack” Savage, 84, of Wheeling, WV died Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Wheeling, the son of the late Charles and Lena (Hadorn) Savage. He was a 1949 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School.  Mr. Savage was President of Savage Const. Co. and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling where he served on the finance committee of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. He was past President and current Board of Director of the Elm Grove Lions Club, a Trustee of J.B. Chambers Foundation, Past President and 50 year member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Valley Employers Construction Council; a member of the City of Wheeling, Building Codes Board of Appeals and a former member of the Board of Directors, WesBanco.  His construction business was his passion.  He still went into the office everyday up until his health permitted.  But more than his work he enjoyed getting together with his family for Sunday dinners.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Savage and sister, Norma Jean Nager.  Surviving are a son, Charles J. Savage and wife Cathy of Wheeling; four daughter’s, Marla Breitinger,  Charlene Gillot and husband David, Jonette Bauer and husband Greg all of Wheeling and Terri Tesoriero and husband Michael of Palm City, FL; 10 grandchildren, Jeff  Breitinger and wife Jennifer of Loxahatchee, Fl, Michael  Breitinger and wife Amanda of Bethany, WV, Dr. Jeremy Breitinger and wife Leslie of Frederick, MD, Jason  Moore and wife Jennifer of Stuart, FL, Dr. Ryan Wakim and wife Liza of Morgantown, WV, Jenna  Randall and husband Maxwell of Huntington, WV, Casey Maloney and husband Adam of Weymouth, MA and Chas Savage of Wheeling; Lauren Barrett and husband James of Raleigh, NC, and Kyle Bauer of Wheeling; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-8:00 pm Friday, June 24, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Paul Hudock as celebrant.  Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Parish at www.TMCFunding.com.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Ro DeBias
6 years ago

Charlie and Cathy – so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ro & Jody

Mary (Morgan) Abercrombie
6 years ago

Charlie and Jonette, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He certainly had a long, full life!

Cathleen Lieberknecht
6 years ago

I have been asked by my cousins to share what I said at the vigil on Friday night. Uncle Jack, was my mother, Norma Jean Savage Nager’s , only brother. He was her older brother by 2 years. After my father passed away in 1981, he would often call and check up on her and they would share family news. Often these conversations happened late at night when he couldn’t sleep or maybe because we were on west coast time. When Mom visited back east in “By God West Virginia,” there was often a disagreement over who would pick up the check or pay for something. He would think he had won, but then she would send him something through the mail and then he would do the same. The “gift war” went on and on. They both were very stubborn.
Well, he was my godfather and the uncle that would take out his teeth when asked when I was little. He often had a cigarette hanging from his mouth in my earlier recollections. Later, he gave up those “cancer sticks” as I called them. He had a loud, booming voice and a laugh to match. He loved to tease me and slap his leg when he thought he told a good joke. He often called me “sis”. He was opinionated, especially when it came to his Democratic beliefs. And he got much pleasure trying to rile you up if you didn’t share his beliefs. He loved to call us crazy Californians, in reality transplanted West Virginians, that we were living in the land of fruits and nuts. I know that is not PC but neither was he.
He was generous with his time and opened his home when mom made her treks back east to show her children and grandchildren where she originated. We have so many fond memories of his house on Peter’s Run, the lake house and riding the pontoon, and the house on National Road.
He was a devoted husband and set a wonderful example of married love. He took care of Aunt Theresa for so many years and I admired him for that. He was religious, and spiritual, and Catholic through and through. He had such a gift of faith. My Mom always said that faith is a gift. He was generous to causes he believed in. He also loved his family. His children and grandchildren and then great grandchildren meant so much to him. He was proud of their accomplishments. He also took care of elderly relatives especially Aunt Martha Aubrey and Aunt Catherine Ramage. These are two I know of but there may be more.
He was a shrewd businessman from what I gathered. He loved getting a deal. One of our conversations last year was about the land he held around the county and fracking. “They better not try to sneak onto his land.” His word was worth more than a piece of paper. However, I knew you shouldn’t cross him. He was from a generation that believed in hard work. He didn’t take many vacations, but he brought the whole family out for my wedding in 1977 and he also came out to surprise Mom on her 60th birthday in 1993 with Aunt Theresa and Marla. He almost gave Mom a heart attack at the restaurant.
I loved my Uncle Jack. He was a different breed and someone I liked talking to and picking his brain for old memories. I will miss him and let all know that the Bill and Jean Nager family, (Charlie, Dave, Tom, Tim and Eric) knows without a doubt that he is in a better place. As my younger brother, Eric, said, “Heaven has a new lovable character.” I think we can all agree with that! Cathy Nager Lieberknecht

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
6 years ago

Dear Charlie, Charlene and Family:

We are so sorry to hear about your father.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

Judy Kociban
6 years ago

Judy (Morris) Kociban. My Sympathy

Chester Olako
6 years ago

My Friend I will miss a lot truly I already miss our weekly p h one calls on talks on everything from business to life in fla.
But above all our talks revolved around family
Jack showed so much love for his loved ones ,his Sunday dinners were more important than a business meeting
Tuff man on outside but if you knew him he was full of marshmallows inside
Tears and love to you jack !!!!

Debbie Otte-Droginske
6 years ago

Charlene, Charlie and Family,
So truly sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family at this very difficult time.

Erin Coyne Merrick
6 years ago

Deepest sympathy to the Savage Family from the children of Ed Coyne, Sr.

Dave Nager
6 years ago

We had few opportunities to see Uncle Jack in person, but when we did he always seemed happy and cheerful. As I write this I canstill hear his laugh. Jack you set a great example of what a husband and father should be. You will be missed. Love to all the family in this time of your sorrow

Lloyd Klages
6 years ago

I will miss his smile and personality. You never had to guess what was on his mind, He and my dad were a lot alike. He will be missed.