Frederick Ridings Savage

June 4, 2017
Frederick Ridings Savage

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Frederick Ridings Savage, 72, son of the late Thomas Daley Savage and Mary Micou Sneed Savage, passed away at his home in Mathews County on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Frederick was a 1963 graduate of Randolph- Macon Military Academy and a 1967 graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration. In 1968, he then joined the U.S. Navy. He served as President of the Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce and Underwriters Association. He was also a member of the Professional Insurance Agents, Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Real Property Appraisers and the Masons, Sertoma.  Frederick was a current member of the Mathews Yacht Club and Hartfield Moose Lodge. Aside from his love for local civic organizations he was an avid fisherman and boater. He also loved collecting trains, coins and antique cars and had  a unique and vibrant personality that will be missed by many.

Frederick is survived by his wife of 15 years, Ginny Savage; his children, Peyton Savage Alexander (Brian), Thomas Savage, Tabitha Bristow (Jason), Christina Grice; grandchildren, Austin, Dylan and Darren Alexander, Nora Savage, Madison and Cody Bristow; sister, Mici Glazener (Charlie); nieces, Cou Klugh (Gordon) and Sacia Sosebee (Jason).

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home. A service will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM with interment to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to

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  • June 07, 2017
    Dollie and Wellford Marshall says:
    Our most sincere condolences.

  • June 07, 2017
    Norma and Rampy says:
    Ginnie, Rampy and I are so sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed seeing you and Fred on the weekends and thought the world of Fred. We are praying for peace and comfort for you and family.

  • June 08, 2017
    Peyton Savage Alexander says:
    Dad, words can't express the emptiness I am feeling being at "home" in Williamsburg and you aren't here with me. I just want to see your smile, hug you and tell you how much you mean the world to me even though you already know. You were my first love and I will always be daddy's girl. I know you are probably already making people laugh giving them nicknames and the opportunity to become a member of the "FU Club" ;) I will always cherish all of the memories we had fishing, sailing on your Hobie, relaxing in Nags Head, driving too fast in your cars down Mill Neck Road, listening to you singing your heart out in the car to the oldies station (especially Sherry Baby) on the way to the beach or to Gloucester, leaving Valentine's Day chocolates on the counter before you went to work, your funny stickers you collected on the back of your old truck, your dirty jokes, our trips to Pierce's, the Cheese Shop, Subway Station and Paul's Deli, the Laughing Mermaid, JK's, Queen Anne's Dairy, your post-it notes you left on the counter for me, the way you used to spy on us from a distance, the old coffee crew hang-out when I used to ride my bike to school at the CW Drug Store, our trips to Disney and Mexico along with a cruise, the way you used to have to make yourself laugh before I took many pictures, swinging in the hammock, our Easter egg hunts and our last adult one we had this past Easter together at midnight, when you used to come home from work and immediately make me pull your finger, your fart machine, the excitement of going weekly to the Pet Shop to look at fish for our 3 tanks, the walks to CW for ice cream after dinner, your train set you loved to work on, your love working on old cars, your past regular hang-outs (Yellow Rose, Sportsman Grille and Whaling Company), Georgio's Pizza and Sakura for my Birthday outings, the love you had for all of your Standard Poodles, the music and dancing you enjoyed at Echo Hall, and your love for the 4th of July always wearing your special shirt and ordering illegal fireworks for our enjoyment..there are too many to list. I know I have another special angel watching over me...until we meet again. I will always love you,

  • June 08, 2017
    John Glorioso says:
    Praying that happy memories and the successful life of Mr. Savage brings some comfort at this sad time. God's richest blessings......

  • June 09, 2017
    Janice Philips says:
    Ginny, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We have fond memories of being with you and Fred in Mathews. With sympathy, Janice and Dick Phillips