GENE SAVAGE stands by one of his many culinary masterpieces at an event. Courtesy photo

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Gene’s a ‘Knight’ to remember

By March 28, 2011

GENE SAVAGE stands by one of his many culinary masterpieces at an event. Courtesy photo

Brother Gene Savage, serving 12 continuous member years as a Knight at the Holy Trinity Parish Knights of Columbus Council 12394, has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding dedication and leadership abilities. Sir Gene Savage is a 4th degree member of the Knights, the highest status for a local council, and has led members in many worthy church, youth and community events.

Savage, 61, has been involved with human concerns, parish and community events such as 8th-Grade Parish graduation dinners, pancake breakfasts, the annual Valentine Ball, Mothers Day brunches, Peoples with Intellectual Disabilities, Spanish Ministry, Harvest Festival and Sacramento Diocese “Bishop and Priests Retreat Dinner.” He is considered one of the Knights’ top culinary chef’s for his unique cooking menus.

“Gene is an inspiration to us all and one of the hardest workers I know,” Deputy Grand Knight Dan M. Haverty said. “His untiring service to our parish and community of El Dorado Hills is admirable!”

Savage also volunteers countless hours for various Knights of Columbus functions. He is usually the first to arrive and the last to leave at various events/activities and does it with high energy and pride.

“Gene is very well organized and throughout his time he has served as an active participant and leader of our council,” Grand Knight Gene Coco said.

“Sir Gene Savage is a real humanitarian,” Brother Knight John Brenner added. “He steps up to help others and can be called in the middle of the night for help.”

Savage is a mentor to many of the Knights and friends in the community, who seek his knowledge, experiences, and he often contributes ideas on how to improve upon the activities and events the Knights sponsor. He is a successful entrepreneur, veteran, leader and a man of high integrity. He lives in El Dorado Hills with wife Penny.

“Sir Gene Savage has been a great example of the embodiment and soul of Council 12394,” Deputy Grand Knight Bob Petrick said, “He is the glue that keeps everything together.”

During the past decade the Knights of Columbus worldwide has donated more than $1.367 billion to charity, and provided nearly 640 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives. If you would like any further information on the Knights of Columbus contact Dan Haverty at [email protected].

Special to Village Life


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