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Former Yorktowne Club President Dies at 73

Jim Savage, of Howell, was also a former coach for the Manalapan Soccer League.

James Savage, 73, of Howell passed away at home on Friday, Dec. 6. James was born in Brooklyn and had lived in Manalapan before moving to Howell 10 years ago. Jim was a police officer for the New York City Police Department before joining the New York City Fire Department.

He was a fireman at Engine Company 278 in Brooklyn and retired from Engine Company 163 in Staten Island as a Lieutenant after 27 years of service. He was a Past President of the Staten Island Soccer League, a former coach for the Manalapan Soccer League and the Knute Rockne Football League in Brooklyn. Jim was the Past President and member of Yorktowne Social Club and a parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Freehold.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Mary Savage; and two brothers, Patrick Joseph and Thomas Savage. James is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Savage of Howell; three sons, James Savage, John Savage and Michael Savage all of Manalapan; three daughters, Christine Savage-Burns of Manalapan, Mary Josephs of Manalapan and Teresa Lusko of Point Pleasant Boro; twelve grandchildren, Patrick, Jr., Sean, Kaitlin, Megan, Shannon, Emily, Christian, Jessica, Rebecca, Nicole, Isabella and Ava Rose; three sisters, Teresa Treubert, Patricia Rowe and Ann Kiesel; and one brother, Richard Savage.

Visitation will be held at Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. for the procession to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township for his 10 a.m. Funeral Mass. Interment to follow in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Freehold. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com

-Obituary provided by Clayton Funeral Home

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