Ethel Truss Savage, a former school psychologist in Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, died Monday of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 75.
Services for Mrs. Savage, who lived in Sherwood Forest in Anne Arundel County and St. John, Virgin Islands, were being held today at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis.
She worked in Anne Arundel County schools from 1965 until her retirement in 1980. She worked in Montgomery County from 1951 until 1957, when she lived in Rockville.
The former Ethel Truss was born in New York City and reared in Puerto Rico, where her father was stationed as an officer of the Army Corps of Engineers.
She was a 1937 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, did graduate work in psychology at the University of Chicago and received a master's degree from American University. She did more graduate work there and at Catholic University.
Her husband, Dr. Charles Savage, is a retired psychiatrist from the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Hospital and also a retired assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins medical school. He works for the Virgin Islands health department.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles W. Savage III of Novato, Calif.; a daughter, Emmy Borthwick of Falls Church, Va., and three grandchildren.