03/10/07 - NNHS Newsletter
Fred Sage

Leo Frederick Sage, II
(c. 1917 -  9 Mar 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news this morning.

  From Sandra Canepa ('56) of VA - 03/09/07, 8:42 PM - "Mr. Fred Sage":

NNHS graduates are taking a sad hit lately with the passing of    Kitty Norman Haskins' ('57) beloved husband, Tommy (Hampton HS - '58), and the passing of  her sister,    JoAnn ('59), the beloved wife of    Frank Ivey ('59).
And now, only about an hour ago,    Freddy ('61) and    David ('65) Sage, both NNHS graduates, lost their father, Mr. L. Fred Sage II.  
Mr. Sage was admitted to Riverside Wednesday morning for a heart attack but until then,  he remained independent in his home in Seaford, in relatively good health, both mentally and physically.
Big Fred and Laura brought up Freddy and David on 17th Street in Stuart Gardens until the family moved to Seaford in the mid-60's.   Many  NNHS graduates attended their annual Christmas Day open-house even after the Sages moved to Seaford.
Please let any NNHS graduates who knew the Sages know of Mr. Sage's passing.  Arrangements will be announced shortly in the Daily Press.
Thank you.  

Sandra Canepa  

   Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Sandra.  I lived around the corner from the Sages from the time we moved to Newport News in January of 1954 until we moved to the nearby Stuart Gardens Apartments in October of 1960.  I have fond memories of seeing them walking about in the neighborhood, always wearing those big, happy smiles.

   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Sage family at this time.

From the Daily Press - 03/11/07:

          Leo Frederick Sage
  SEAFORD - Leo Frederick Sage, 90, passed away Friday, March 9, 2007. Leo was a native of Orleans, Ind., and was a Peninsula resident since 1941, living first in Newport News, and then moving to Seaford in 1965. He retired from Newport News Ship Building in 1979 as the Superintendent of Machine Tooling. He was a member of the Seaford Yacht Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura More Sage. He is survived by two sons, Fred Sage III and his wife, Karen, and David H. Sage, all of Newport News; a sister, Anah Setzer of Nashville, Tenn.; one grandchild, Fred Sage IV and his wife, Ana, and one great-grandchild, Lily Sage. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1132, or to the charity of your choice.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/11/2007.
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With our Deepest sympathy,
Fred was a special friend of mine.
He and his wife Laura witnessed our wedding in Howard Balison's living room in Oct.1972
I have fond memories of the days when he and I were department heads in the shipyard.
Neil & Fay Woodall (Hot Springs, ) - March 11, 2007
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Fred, Karen and family;
We are saddened by the news of Fred's dad's passing. We hope the memories of a long life of family, friends and good times are a comfort to you.
We are here if you need anything.
Love, Skip and Carol
Skip & Carol Colegrove (Newport News, VA) - March 11, 2007
Fred--Sally and I are away. We read that your father passed away. We want you to know that we are thinking about you and your family and wish you the best during this difficult time. Take care. Steve and Sally Seltzer
Steve and Sally Seltzer (Williamsburg, VA) - March 11, 2007
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With sincere sympathy. Barbara & Maynard Hanson, former members of Seaford Yacht Club
Maynard & Barbara Hanson (Port Orange, FL) - March 11, 2007
Dear Fred, Karen and David,
Thom and I are so sorry to hear about Fred's passing. We loved him and will miss him and his wonderful smile. Love Terri and Thom Byrne
Terri & Thom Byrne (Big Pine Key, FL) - March 11, 2007
David and Fred,

Cathy and I are so sorry to hear of your father's death. He was a wonderful man. We will always have such fond memories of him.
Carl Baab (Richmond, VA) - March 11, 2007 
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Fred, Karen, and David,

I am so glad to have known your father and what a wonderful man he was. Memories of life lived on 17th Street with your family are precious. I wish I were able to be at the service in person, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rita Collie (Boone, NC) - March 12, 2007 

I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Norton Richman (Richmond, VA) - March 12, 2007 
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Fred will be lovingly remembered by everyone and sadly missed. We send you our love and sympathy. Take joy from the wonderful memories he has given us all. We wish we could be there to share your sorrow. Take heart that he was so strong and did not suffer.
Glenn and Carol Giles (Hampton, VA) - March 12, 2007  
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Dear Fred, Karen and David,
We are so very sorry about your dad. You are fortunate to have had him with you for so many years. I am sure he will be greatly missed.
Love, Buddy and Dariene
Buddy & Dariene DeRyder (Marathon, FL) - March 12, 2007  
Fred, Karen and Family,
We thought a lot of your dad and want to express our sorrow for your loss.
Anita and Mike Becker (Poquoson, VA) - March 12, 2007  
Remembering a long friendship from Stuart Gardens as neighbors, Christmas gatherings at Fred and Laura's home, and discussing old memories at The Lunch Bell when visiting Newport News.
My wife and I will truly miss this fine gentleman.
Dan Bradley (Knoxville, TN) - March 12, 2007  
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Fred, Karen, and Family,
We were sorry to learn of Mr. Sage's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Love, Bob and Punkin Mackie
Bob and Punkin Mackie (Newport News, VA) - March 13, 2007
Dear Freddie and Karen,
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Alfrey Walker (Hampton, VA) - March 14, 2007

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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