Brian Woodrow Savage
Saturday, February 9, 1963
Date of Death:
Monday, November 9, 2020
57 years old
Brian Woodrow Savage
Our dear brother, Brian Savage, 57, of Rochester, passed away at home on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Brian was born in Grand Forks, ND on February 9, 1963. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1981. In 1987, he attended Mankato State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in March of 1991. In 1992, he proceeded to the place of his birth to attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He graduated in May of 1995 with a Master of Arts, focusing on geography and computer cartography. His thesis centered on his passion for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area in Montana, concentrating on preservation verses conservation. In 1996, Brian started his 24 year career at Mayo Clinic as a computer specialist at the help desk.
His many interests and passions included a wide range of music, from classical to techno and great literature. He was also interested in astronomy and the workings of the universe. He was inspired by many, including Eric Sevareid, the author of “Not So Wild a Dream” and his family, especially our dear father and mother. He will be severely missed by many.
Brian is survived by his sister, Cheryl Savage and brother, Howard Savage, both of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Marlys Savage of Rochester.
A Celebration of Life for Brian will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with a visitation beginning at 10:30. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
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I remember Brian from Lincoln Elementary. We worked together on some class assignments. He was a kind, gentle, quiet person who was a good friend. With deepest condolences, he will be missed by all.
Brian was my childhood best friend, of course I will never forget him. We had a lot of fun together and many exciting adventures.
It was so sad to learn of Brians passing. I remember how very kind and polite he always was. I could recognize him when he would help me on help desk calls because he was extremely patient and it was always easy to make him laugh. His strong family ties and his love of music are things i admired about him. i can still picture him in his overalls playing music from the jukebox. Thank you Brian for the fun and laughter you gave us. I didn't see you often but you always brightened my day with your smile.
My beautiful friend. I hope somehow you knew how very much I loved you. How very much I will miss you. The words just won't come for me to express how much and what you meant to me. Rest easy dear friend, I will take care of Cheryl and Howard.
Dearest Brother Bri I still cannot believe it. You became my "older brother I never had" and through the decades that didn't change. Give mom and dad a hug from us. Watch over Cheryl and Howard, I will try to keep them in line from here. Rest in peace Bri
Even though my interactions with Brian at work were minimal, Brian was always a kind hearted person. Brian will be missed by many. You have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
I interviewed Brian and worked with him for several years at the Help Desk. He was dependable, and almost always had a polite “Good morning” and smile when we arrived in the morning. Not an easy task after working a third shift. I am very sad to read of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brian and I worked together in some capacity for 24 years. Although he was quiet, he had a good sense of humor and could crack a joke when you least expected it. His experience is a great loss and I'll miss him greatly.