William A. “Bill” Sage, 74, entered into rest on January 6, 2016 in Ripon, CA. Born April 14, 1941 in French Camp, CA. Bill is preceded in death by his loving wife Lenore Sage, son Bryan William Sage, grandchild Joshua William Richter, brother in law Cal Whitt, and sister in law Roslyn Sage.
He is survived by his daughter Lora (Mike) Richter, siblings; Sharon Whitt, Richard Sage, Bobby (Linda) Sage, Susie Sage, and Carolyn Isbell, all of Manteca. Bill was blessed with four grandchildren Chad Simas, Ryan Sage, Elizabeth Richter and Hayden Richter, as well as two great-grandchildren Chad “C.J” Simas Jr. and Savannah Sage.
Bill grew up in Manteca, CA, and after graduating from Manteca High, he went on to serve his country proudly by joining the United States Navy in 1959 until being honorably discharged in 1962. He would later become a proud member of the American Legion post 249 of Manteca. After his departure from the Navy, Bill went to work as a butcher and mechanic for the Safeway Meat Processing plant for over 30 years until his retirement in 1991. Bill loved to fish and would do so any chance he got, but his real passion was for classic cars. He attended many classic car shows over the years and although it may not be considered a classic to some, he really loved his 1972 Ford Ranger Pickup. He was a big sports fan and loved to cheer on his Dallas Cowboys. Above all, he really enjoyed just simply hanging out in the garage, whether it was his or theirs, and visiting with family and friends.
Among all of Bill’s attributes, his family was most important. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit and his unconditional love for his family. He cherished each and every moment with them and especially those moments with his grandchildren. He will be truly missed.
P.L Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Sage family. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. here in our chapel located at 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. He will be laid to rest at Park View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Legion Post 249 of Manteca. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (Search Obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, January 12, 2016