29 Apr Melvin “Dick” Savage
Melvin was a Fair Pioneer and worked on building the dairy barns and barn clean up.
Melvin Randolph (Dick) Savage, 81, of Knoxville, Md., formerly of Germantown, April 4, 2000, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Savage was a lifelong farmer in Montgomery and Frederick counties. He, along with his late brother Leroy and later his two sons, operated Savage Leigh Farms in Germantown. He, along with his children and grandchildren, exhibited their dairy cattle at local, state and national shows. He was a 50-year member of Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers Association, a pioneer member and active volunteer of the Montgomery County Agricultural Center and Fair, former member of the Montgomery County, Maryland and National Holstein Associations, former member of Montgomery County Farm Bureau, and an avid supporter of the 4-H youth program.
He, along with his family, was awarded the Maryland Outstanding Senior Breeder Award in 1987 by the Maryland Holstein Association and was selected as 4-H Family of the Year in 1994 by the Montgomery County 4-H program.
Mr. Savage was born March 17, 1919, in Montgomery County, a son of the late Harry Randolph Savage and Osie Bertha Poole Savage.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Poffinberger Savage; children Wayne Savage and wife Cindee of Knoxville, Diane Geary and husband Dale of Gaithersburg and Dennis Savage and wife Mandy of Keymar; brothers Charles Savage, George (John) Savage, of Mount Airy, Marshall Savage, of Frederick and sisters Florence Burrier, Evelyn Covell and Betty Rhinecker, of Frederick, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one great- grandchild. He was preceded in death by brothers Leroy, Martin and Kenneth Savage and sisters Virginia Ruby and Lucy Dove.