A native of Somerset, VT, he was the superintendent of the New England Box Company in the late 1950s. Mr. Sage enjoyed painting Vermont scenery as a retirement hobby and therapy.
Mr. Sage was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Nutting Sage, his son Wallace “Buster” Sage, and four grandchildren
He is survived by five children, Barbara (Harold) Sparks, Randy (Betty) Sage, Reggie (Heidi) Sage, Ronnie (Barbara) Sage, and Gary Sage; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home of Flemington, is handling arrangements. A small private family gathering will be held Sunday.
Funeral will take place in Vermont and arrangements will be made at a later date.
In lieu of flowers it is requested that those wanting to honor Mr. Sage make a donation to a charity of their choice.