Richard W. "Dick" Sage, Jr., 89, Augusta, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014

Richard "Dick" Ward Sage, Jr., 89, of Augusta, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, March 15, 2014.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Those attending should use the Ohio St. entrance.

Richard was born on Nov. 27, 1924 in Augusta, the son of Harriet Helen (Hosick) and Richard Ward Sage. He graduated from high school at Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, Mo., and then went into the U. S. Army, serving as a combat medic in France, Belgium and Germany during WW II. He was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service. After returning home, he went to school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., where he met his wife Millie (Bolster). After his graduation, they were married on July 7, 1951 in Brainerd, Minn. and they returned to Augusta. He went to work for the Coleman Company, holding various managerial positions and retired after 30 years of service. Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed nature and gardening. He also enjoyed politics and kept up to date with national and world events.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Janet Matthews, Billie Mae Shannon, Harriet Schoeb, and Lucille Whittier.

Survivors include: Millie, his wife of 62 years; daughter, Janet Brinton (Holmes) of Andover; sons, Joe Sage (Pam) of Ft. Worth, Texas and Robert Sage (Dawn) of Rose Hill; grandchildren, Christie Eakin (Adam), Angie Mahl (Jason), Rachel and Ben Louis, Derek and Justin Sage; and 3 great grandchildren, Madison and Kennedy Mahl and Alex Eakin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or St. James Catholic Church Building Fund.

Arrangements by Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.