Mel Savage Obituary, Death – Born to a family with San Franciscan roots back to the 1850s, Mel had a thoroughly enjoyable upbringing in The City and, later, Palo Alto. As an undergraduate, Mel briefly attended M.I.T. before transferring to Stanford’s School of Engineering. His Stanford studies were interrupted by WWII with Mel joining the U.S. Naval Air Operations in the Pacific and flew as a tail gunner in the Hellcat torpedo bomber.
After the war, Mel returned to Stanford, where one of his distinctions was earning a varsity letter in rowing for the championship crew of 1946. Melvin went to be with the Lord January 28th, 2006 with his loving family by his side. Mel was predeceased by his parents Marjorie, Charles and step-mother Hettie, brother Ken, and infant grandson John Savage.
Mel is survived by loving wife June, daughter Mary, sons Larry and Brad (Kelly), 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Vivian, brother Richard (Cheryl), sister Pat (Tim) and many nieces and nephews. In 1947, Mel married Marguerite Lussier of Hillsborough, California, and together they raised a family of nine children. Mel was a longtime member of San Francisco Rotary, Olympic Club, Bohemian Club, and Menlo Circus Club.
In Thousand Oaks, Mel enjoyed donating his time and talents with Marguerite to local charities and churches including: St. Paschal Baylon, St. Raymond, St. Jude, and St. Maximillian parishes.