• Betsey B. Savage

    BETSEY B. SAVAGE
    December 8, 2020

     November 30, 1921 Betsey Bernice Benson Savage was born to John J. Benson Sr. and Thirza Mumby Benson.  Betsey touched the lives of hundreds of local students, first  as an English and French teacher at Chittenango High and later as a music teacher in the

    Cicero N. Syracuse School District.  Her love of education gained her a Phi Beta Kappa key from Syracuse University along with a lifelong passion for the S.U. basketball team.

     Betsey was a Lions Club member, promoter for Dollars for Scholars, a Syracuse soup kitchen server, and a life member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Chittenango serving on the vestre and as a choir member among other church projects. These activities were shared with her now deceased husband, Ronald J. Savage. Following her marriage in 1985, Betsey began dual residency, spending part of each year in England, homeland of her husband and former homeland of her parents. At 99, Betsey had survived her parents, as well as her brother, John J. Benson Jr. and her sister, Kathleen L. Bellamy. Surviving her now are step-son Michael Savage, step-daughters Patricia Bull and Elizabeth Fox, nieces, nephews, several step-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday December 12, 2020 in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. Memorial services at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chittenango will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 204 Genesee St., Chittenango, N.Y. 13037.

                                                 G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

                                        CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366

  • 3 comments

    She was a lovely step mum who will be sadly missed, she lived in England for a while with my dad. We had many happy times together while she was here. We kept in contact with her and she loved the presents we sent her. Hopefully she will be back with dad now. She had a very interesting and happy long life.

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    She was a lovely step mum who will be sadly missed, she lived in England for a while with my dad. We had many happy times together while she was here. We kept in contact with her and she loved the presents we sent her. Hopefully she will be back with dad now. She had a very interesting and happy long life.

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    She was a lovely step mum who will be sadly missed, she lived in England for a while with my dad. We had many happy times together while she was here. We kept in contact with her and she loved the presents we sent her. Hopefully she will be back with dad now. She had a very interesting and happy long life.

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