Fred Gage

Navy Cmdr. Fred Harrison Gage Jr., retired, born in Pensacola, Fla., and most recently from Clinton, a loving husband and father, died quietly Thursday morning, May 16, 2002, with his family at his side at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.

Mr. Gage was a Navy pilot for 20 years with a distinguished career. He retired as a commander in Naples, Italy, in 1960. He was a member of a Black Cat Squadron in the Pacific in World War II. Gage was awarded many medals for his valor, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, National Service Medal and the China Service Medal. However, the love and respect of his comrades were his greatest reward.

After retirement from the Navy, he began a career as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch, in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1974 he and his wife, Dorothy Jeanne Gage, moved to Portland, Ore., and settled in the Seattle area in 1980. In his second career, he created strong relationships with colleagues and clients and was highly respected for his integrity and commitment.

Mr. Gage and his wife attracted many dear friends throughout their lives together and kept in contact with many of them through their travels and by welcoming many into their home.

He is remembered for his love of family and his deep interest in history. He was always willing to engage in an active discussion on any of the many topics on which he kept current.

Mr. Gage is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Jeanne Gage; two daughters, Suzanne Gage Brainard and Kathleen Gage Damm, her husband Larry and sons Jesse and Seth; and a son, Fred H. Gage III, his wife Mary Lynn and their daughters, Francesca and Alexandra.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to South Whidbey Intermediate School, P.O. Box 308, Langley, WA 98260.

More in Obituaries

Rose Marie (Bailey) Koffkey: Dec. 6, 1934-Dec. 6, 2017

Rose Marie (Bailey) Koffkey, of Stanwood, Wash., went peacefully home to her… Continue reading

Joann B. Peterson: Nov. 28, 1940-Nov. 26, 2017

Joann B. Peterson (neé Mendel) was born on Nov. 28, 1940, in… Continue reading

June Marie Fry: June 3, 1927-Nov. 24, 2017

June Marie Fry, of Clinton, of America’s greatest generation, born June 3,… Continue reading

Dawna Laughlin Fowler: Sept. 17, 1946-Oct. 13, 2017

She considered death to be like taking off a tight shoe and… Continue reading

Verlane Gabelein: Sept. 3, 1942-Nov. 16, 2017

Say the name “Verlane” on South Whidbey Island and it will be… Continue reading

Grace Ellis Ojala: June 10, 1933-Nov. 12, 2017

Grace Ellis Ojala, beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt, went to the… Continue reading

Philip Campbell Lenox: Dec. 4, 1928-Sept. 26, 2017

Philip Campbell Lenox, 88, lived a rich life of friendship, love and… Continue reading

Morgan Hall Wesley Miller: Jan. 22, 1988-Oct. 27, 2017

Morgan Halla Wesley Miller was born to Richard and Jeannie Miller, residents… Continue reading

Miller
Anita B. Miller: Sept. 23, 1920-Nov. 2, 2017

Anita B. Miller, 97, a South Whidbey resident formerly of Pendleton, Ore.,… Continue reading

Most Read