Richard John Savageau, 91, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Oakview Park Assisted Living Facility following a lengthy illness.
Richard was born in Sanford, Maine. He was the son of the late George Savageau and Beatrice Langlais and his stepfather, Adrian Langlais. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 at Lowry AFB in Denver, Colorado and McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas working in electronics maintenance. While at Lowry AFB, Richard stood guard at the office of President Dwight D. Eisenhower when the President was at his Denver Summer White House.
Upon completion of his military service, Richard began working for Saco Lowell and continued until his retirement as a Design Engineer. While there he earned numerous patents for textile machinery. He was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Greenville.
Richard was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Lorraine Landry Savageau and then his longtime companion, Nancy Belle. He is survived by his sons, David Savageau and his wife Teeny of Easley, SC; Michael Savageau and wife Debra of Frederick, MD and daughter Linda Savageau McCollough and husband Lorin of Lawrenceville, GA. He is also survived by granddaughters Dr. Nicole Savageau of Austin, TX and Stephanie Savageau of Easley, SC.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Robinson Memorial Gardens, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley, SC 29642.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church at 3710 Augusta Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
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