Florence C.  Savage
LAURENS - Florence C. Savage, 85, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.
Florence Cynthia Dunning was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Amsterdam. She was the daughter of Lilian and Philo Dunning.
She graduated from Amsterdam High School and attended Albany Hospital School of Nursing from 1952 to 1955, where she received her degree as a registered nurse.
She married Donald J. Savage in Amsterdam on Feb. 18, 1956.
While not a veteran, she served her husband faithfully as an United States Air Force spouse.
She was employed as a RN in many different fields across the U.S. as her husband, Donald served his country. Locally, she was employed by the Oneonta Nursing Home before she retired in 1986 to serve her family.
She is the mother of Karen Schaffer and Phyllis Walker.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oneonta for many years.
She was a volunteer for Otsego Area Hospice, ministering to terminally ill patients and their families with love and compassion.
She was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Dr. Robert Dunning and Franklin Dunning.
She is survived by Donald J. Savage, her husband of 63 years; daughter, Karen and her husband, Craig Schaffer of Otego and their children, Ryan and Talene (Cobleskill), Rachel (Otego), Bradley and Denielle (Worcester) Philip and Jessica (Rodman); daughter, Phyllis and her husband, Les Walker (Hancock) and their children, Molly (Rochester) and Tyler and Elizabeth (Endicott). Other important family members include: Jane and Art Ferguson and Charla Cook (Albany), Miriam and Judy Dunning (Central Florida) Carol Allen (Ohio).
She was an avid letter writer and her many nieces and nephews across the country benefited from her extraordinary and faithful correspondence.
Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, and the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Main Street in Oneonta, with the Rev. Mark Montfort officiating.
Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, give a hug or send a card to someone in need of encouragement. Monetary contributions may be made to the Albany School of Nursing Alumni Association in Florence's name.
The Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home in Oneonta is assisting the family.
Published on November 8, 2019


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Shirley Myers
Nov 19, 2019
As secretary of the Albany Medical School of Nursing Alumni Association I wanted to say that we are saddened to learn of her passing and very honored that she chose to have donations come to us. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
Ginny and Gary Graver
Nov 13, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Florence's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be truly miss by all.
Cheryl & Gary R Newton
Nov 12, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Don Savage & family on the
death of Florence.
She was a Wonderful person and friend. May the Lord bless and keep you.
Linda Savage
Nov 11, 2019
Don and Family, I was sorry to hear of Florence's passing. I think back to all the fond memories we have of family get togethers. I always looked forward to the cards Florence would send. We will miss her warm words of kindness. Remember you are surrounded by those who care about you, both near and far. Wishing you comfort.
Lynn Gallagher
Nov 10, 2019
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Nov 09, 2019
Don and family. John and I are so sorry to read of Flo's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of both of you, ie: when my family and I visited you during your time in NM. So many wonderful memories to last forever, they are precious. My condolences to you and the girls. Bev