Obituary of Donald Sage
Donald C. Sage, age 78, of Alabama, died Monday, November 12, 2018 in Palliative Care at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born October 12, 1940 in Batavia, a son of the late Carl and Beatrice (Grady) Sage. He married Janet I. (Sumeriski) Sage on September 24, 1960.
He was employed by Carpenter's Union Local 280 in Niagara Falls, as a Union Carpenter and retired from Iroquois Job Corp as a trainer in a program for disadvantaged youth. As a union carpenter, he taught them carpentry as a trade.
He was a member of the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and trustee. He was a 57 year member of the Alabama Fire Department where he served as a Past Chief, line officer and member of the board of directors. He was a current member of the Alabama Planning Board, was an avid LA Dodgers fan, Buffalo Bills fan and had a passion for trapping and playing Euchre.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet I. (Sumeriski) Sage; a daughter, Christine (Michael) Schultz of Oakfield; 2 sons, Brian (Christine) Sage and Jeffrey Sage, both also of Oakfield.
His pride and joy was spending time with his 9 grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian Jr. (Karla), Danielle (Jason), Evan, Katie (Jake), Melissa, Emily, and his favorite twins, Ryan and Kyle; his 2 great-grandchildren, Landon and Harper; his sister, Wanda (Ronald) Gilbert and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was the brother of the late Eugene Sage, William Sage and uncle of the late Daniel Gilbert.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery in Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church 2210 Judge Road, Oakfield, NY 14125 or to the Alabama Fire Department, 2230 Judge Road, Basom, NY 14013. Arrangements were completed by Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave, Oakfield.