George Arvard Savage



Great Cranberry Island

On Nov. 4, 1930, George Arvard Savage was born to George H. Savage and Althea DeWitt Savage in Ellsworth. We are saddened to announce that Arvard passed away Aug. 4, 2021, at the age of 90. Arvard lived many places but always called Great Cranberry Island his home and was able to spend the last 50 years of his life there.

Arvard loved playing guitar and entertained many at get-togethers on the island. When not playing music, he could be found in the “Coop” building model boats and other trinkets for the “Ladies Aid Fair.”

Arvard is survived by his loving partner Gaile Colby, three sons, Roger, Terry and Tim Savage, one daughter, Nancy Savage-Soukup, and their spouses; a sister, Tish Stanley, and a brother, Clayton Savage; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Arvard is also survived by his extended family Eileen Richards, Eileen’s daughter and son, Heather and Kenneth, and Blair Colby.

Arvard was predeceased by his parents, George and Althea, brother Herman and his wife, Connie, Gaile’s children Lyndon, Rhonda and Renee and grandson Shawn.

Services will be held at a later date.

Those who wish can make donations to: Great Cranberry Library, P.O 89, Cranberry Isle, Maine 04625

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