Savage, Charles “Monk”

Savage, Charles “Monk”

  • Ag Center/Fair Vice President 1974, 75, 76
  • Pioneer
  • 4-H Dairy Superintendent
  • Monk assisted with building and maintaining many of the Ag Center buildings.  

Mr. Charles J. “Monk” Savage, 93, of Mount Airy, died Sunday morning, June 27, 2010, at his residence. 

He was the husband of the late Irene B. Thompson Savage, his beloved wife of 57 years who preceded him in death in November 1997.

Born Aug. 18, 1916, in Poolesville, he was a son of the late Harry R. and Osie B. Poole Savage.

He ran a dairy farm in Gaithersburg for 55 years. He later moved to Mount Airy to continue farming with his son, Donald, and did so until he passed away.

Monk was a member of the Agricultural Societies of Montgomery and Carroll Counties. He was one of the pioneers for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Over the years he held positions on that board and remained active until recently, when his health began to fail. He and his wife were great supporters of the Montgomery County Fair.

He was also an active participant in the Lions Club, having been named Lion of the Year from 1989 to 1990. He loved and believed in the club and its causes.

In addition to his farming and civic activities, Monk loved to garden, go dancing, and was rarely seen without his dog, Mutty.

He is survived by children, Donald Savage of Mount Airy, Charlotte “Fritz” Sipe of Taylorsville, Jerry Savage and wife, Brenda, of Pennsylvania, Ronnie Savage of Thurmont, Bruce Savage and wife, Brenda, of Smithville, Tenn., and Joyce “Bim” Bradshaw and husband, Robert, of Woodbine; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as sisters, Evelyn Covell, Florence Burrier and Betty Rhinecker, all of Frederick; and a brother, Marshall Savage of Pennsylvania.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his oldest grandson, Ricky Savage; as well as several siblings, Virginia Ruby, Leroy, George, Martin and Melvin Savage, Lucy Dove and Kenneth Savage.

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