Philip Nicholas Savage of Newton Centre died on Jan. 5 at the age of 95.
Born in Dorchester, he lived in Newton for 65 years. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army, where he served in the 746 Bombardment Squadron 456 Bombardment Group as an Information Specialist with qualifications as an expert gunner, marksman rifle, and marksman carbine, according to an obituary on the Burke Family Funeral Home website.
He got his degrees from Northeastern and retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare as the Director of Administration. He was a parishioner of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, Newton Upper Falls.
Funeral from the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St. (Rte. 16) in West Newton, on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church, 279 Elliot St. in Newton Upper Falls at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are Wednesday Jan. 8 from 4-8 p.m. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Philip's name to the charity of your choice.