Thomas Cook Sage passed away at age 93, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his residence in Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years, Mary Jane Robb Sage, and his Mother, Vera Cook Sage.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ellen Sage Smith and husband Gary of Denver, Colorado and Georganne Sage Chacon and husband Jaime of Houston, Texas, and one son, John Thomas Sage and wife Mary of Lafayette, Louisiana, three grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Smith and partner Catherine Carlin of Denver, Colorado, Dr. Laura Beth Sage Faucheux and husband Chase of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Daniel Robb Sage of Lafayette, Louisiana, and two great grandchildren, Joslyn Carlin Smith of Denver, Colorado and Henry Paul Faucheux of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Born in Topeka, Kansas on June 1, 1926, he was a graduate of Topeka High School. Following High School in 1944 he entered the United States Naval Reserve and was commissioned an Ensign in 1948 following graduation from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1948 he began a 38-year career with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. While working at Westinghouse, he earned a Master of Business Administration Degree in 1972 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Upon retirement from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, he spent the next 20 years with Reily Electrical Supply in New Orleans, Louisiana.
He spent years as a Vestryman, Junior Warden, and Senior Warden of St Paul’s Episcopal Church (now Cathedral) in Des Moines, Iowa and was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Council of Churches. Additionally, he was an avid philatelist and life member of the American Philatelic Society.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 12:15 pm in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am and will continue until Mass time.
Following the Service, interment will be at the Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com