AMSTERDAM – James Anthony Savoie, born on July 8, 1949 passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at his home with loved ones by his side. He was the son of Anthony J. Savoie and Hazel I. Abrams Savoie, both of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his sister, Janice Mangino (Albert R. Mangino, Jr.) of Ballston Spa, NY, a nephew Alex James Hopkins (Kelly Timmins) of Town of Florida, NY and a niece Kayce Savoie (Nicholas Shaw) of Delanson, NY.
James attended Amsterdam High School and graduated with the Class of 1966 with Regents Honors. After High School, he enlisted in the US Navy from November 1966 through April 1970. During his service James successfully completed a course of study in Russian at the US Department of Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, serving as a CT-2 Cryptologic Technician during the Vietnam War. Thereafter James attended both Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY and SUNY Albany where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. James was also known for his constant work ethic. He appreciated the life he created for himself, working with his hands either on farms during hay season, pruning trees for orchards, building his own home or maintaining various rental properties. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, camping, fishing and catching up on the news with friends at local establishments.
James donated his earthly remains to the Anatomical Gift Program of the Albany Medical College. There will be no services. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com
Jeanne and Bruce Shaw
So sorry Janice and family and Alex and Kayce on the passing of your brother and uncle. Keep your happy memories in your minds and hearts. Thinking of you.
So sorry to hear of his passing. Fond memories of our time together at AHS. Saw him fir the last time right after he got out of the Navy. May he rest in peace.
From his Class of ’66 classmate
I was truly sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. He spent many hours working on the properties of my late husband, John. He even spent some time with us in Florida. His dog was his best friend. Remember the good times.
Rolanda Bronk Trask
So very sorry. We had been friends since college…as you know. I am broken hearted as I am sure you are. No one could be such a good friend as Jim was. I always loved him.
Sorry to read about Jim’s passing. I got to meet him in the late 70’s. He was a talented individual when it came to all phases of building construction and property maintenance. My Condolences to the Savoie family.
Marcia McCoy and Family
Prayers to his Family, his best friend
Doug, and his beloved pets ! Jim was a down-to-earth Hard worker who could fix almost Anything !!! Always saying where theres a will, theres a way ! What Jim Loved more than life itself was his Dogs, Especially Buddy, “Bud-Bud” and his beloved Cat Barney ! He will be deeply missed and never Forgotten !
Kathy Francisco Rose
Jan – and family – So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. I ran into him recently when he was helping out a neighbor. Had a nice conversation. May your memories bring you comfort during this sad time. My deepest condolences to you all.