AUBURN — Margaret (Peggy) Boyle Savage passed away on July 15, 2017 with her family by her side.
Peggy was born in Auburn on Aug. 13, 1934 to Edward T. and Alice L. Boyle. She was a graduate of Holy Family High School, the valedictorian and proud member of the class of 1952.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Rochelle in 1956 and received a Master’s degree in education from Syracuse University in 1957.
Peggy began her career in education in the Auburn School District as a secondary history teacher. She later joined the faculty of Cayuga Community College as a part-time instructor in 1966, moving to full-time faculty in 1971 as a professor of English.
From 1981 until 1991 she served as Associate Academic Dean and Director of Continuing Education/Community Services, returning to full-time teaching in the fall of 1991. During her career at CCC she was a member of several of the College’s Middle States Association Accreditation Committees and was appointed to chair evaluative teams at other community colleges. She was the recipient of the 1995-96 Cayuga Community College’s Award for Excellence given for outstanding excellence in teaching and professional service. She was an executive board member of the Continuing Education Association of New York.
Peggy was the first woman appointed to the Auburn Zoning Board and served in this capacity for many years. In addition she was a member of the Sacred Heart Church Parish Council and a volunteer in their administrative office. She was noted for her talent in bridge and golf, her quick wit, and her ability to always use precise and correct grammar.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Savage Jr., and her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Savage, of Niskayuna, N.Y., and Maureen (Jack) Savage Canty, of Skaneateles, N.Y.; her…