Ocean City Today

Evelyn R. Savage

Aug 03, 2017
Evelyn R. Savage


printed 08/04/2017


Ocean City


Evelyn R. Savage died at her home on 7th Street on July 28, 2017.

Born in Maiden, North Carolina on Oct. 24, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd B. Rogers, Sr. and Lena H. Rogers.

In 1940, she moved to Ocean City with her parents, where her father was employed in the construction of the existing Route 50 bridge. She graduated from Ocean City High School, where she met her husband, William C. Savage, Sr.

Following their marriage and his discharge from the Navy during World War II, the couple returned to Ocean City in 1945 to work in the family business and later became owners, until retirement, of the Majestic Hotel and Apartments on 7th Street. It remains in the fifth generation of family ownership.  Her husband predeceased her in August, 2006.

Evelyn’s memberships include the Holly Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Boumi Temple Ladies’ Shrine and the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City.

Evelyn is survived by two beloved children, Patricia Savage Godfrey and her husband, Donald, of Delmar, and William C. Savage, Jr. and his wife, Raye B. Savage, of Ocean City. She has three loving grandchildren, William C. Savage, III and his wife, Candace, Michael F. Savage and his wife, Marilyn, and Rachel B. Savage, and four great-grandsons, Liam (William C., IV), Jacob, Michael Jr. and Mason Savage.

She is also survived by sister-in-law, Diane S. Rogers (Lloyd B. Rogers Jr., deceased); brothers, Bruce L. Rogers and his wife, Beth, Dean H. Rogers and his wife, Patsy; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.  A private scattering at sea will be held at a later date. Longtime friend, Pastor John D. Oltman, Sr., officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Evelyn’s honor to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Maryland 21802 or a charity of your choice.

Letters of condolences may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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