Jerry Savage was born and raised in Orange. During World War II, he served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa. After the War, Savage went on to earn his Bachelors Degree from Seton Hall University. After living in Caldwell, he relocated to Parsippany in the early 60s.
For 29 years, Savage served a distinguished law enforcement career in the Essex Fells Police Department, was a long time member of PBA Local #81, and retired in 1983 as the Essex Fells Chief of Police.
Savage was a faithful member of St. Peter the Apostle Church, Parsippany.
Jerry was predeceased by his daughter, Joanne, and his three siblings. He is survived by:
- His Wife of 61 Years
Sally Cardia Savage
- His Daughter
Patti Ann Savage Van Dam, of Florida
- His Four Grandchildren
- His Four Great - Grandchildren
The memorial arrangements for Jeremiah J. Savage are as follows:
Stephen J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service
60 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha
- Wednesday, Feb. 4
2pm to 4pm
7pm to 9pm
- Mass of Christian Burial
St. Peter the Apostle Church
179 Baldwin Road, Parsippany
- Thursday, Feb. 5
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stephen J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service. Notes of sympathy may be written to the family online here.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated: