John C. Sage, M.D.

John C. Sage, M.D.

October 1, 1930 – September 6, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Gertrude and Earl; brother, Robert. Survived by son, Jay (Amy) and Peter (Jill); grandson, John; sister, Sally Barton; nephew, John Barton (Vickie) Barton; niece, Ann Barton.

Dr. Sage graduated from Carleton College and the University of Nebraska Medical School.  He served two years in the US Army in Vicenza, Italy.  He completed a three-year residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia.  During his 44 years of practice, he served as President of the Methodist Hospital Medical Staff, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS), Nebraska Board of Medical Examiners, and Federation of State Medical Boards.  In association with MOMS, he originated the Nebraska Credentials Verification Organization to verify the quality of physicians in Omaha and environs.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Wednesday, October 3rd from 4pm to 7pm at Happy Hollow Club, 1701 S. 105th St.  Memorials are suggested to: Nebraska Children’s Home; Lauritzen Gardens’ Rose Garden; Methodist Hospital Foundation; or Visiting Nurse Association (VNA).



  • Elisabeth & Lew Perry Posted September 8, 2018 9:45 am

    We did not know John for nearly long enough. Our condolences to his family and many long time friends.

  • Gary Nelson Posted September 10, 2018 8:37 am

    The Nebraska Children’s Home send its sympathy to Ruth and all her family. We have been blessed so many time and in so many ways by John’ s unfailing faith in the mission of the Nebraska Children’s Home and its mission to the children of Nebraska. My God be with you at this sad challenging time. I will always remember John for his smile, his handshake and his friendship.
    Gary Nelson

  • Katie and Joe Geary Posted September 12, 2018 8:08 am

    I feel badly that I missed a phone call from John several weeks ago. To Ruth and family please accept our. sympathy at this time- we talked last winter about maybe not playing tennis this year at PB because of our advanced age. John was my hero and example of what our profession stands for. I shall miss him terribly.

  • Roger Holthaus Posted September 17, 2018 7:40 pm

    John Sage was a wonderful friend. I always enjoyed our Wednesday visits at Omaha Downtown Rotary and our conversations about, Carleton College in Minnesota, from which we both graduated..

  • Rose Marie Brown Posted September 28, 2018 7:21 am

    Mt sincere sympathies to all of Dr. Sage’s family. As a nurse working with Dr. Sage was a joy. He was compassionate, easy to talk to, and loved to teach. One of a kind.

  • Drs George & Pat Rogers Posted September 30, 2018 1:19 pm

    On behalf of the Nina Rogers family, we offer our sincerely condolences at the death of Dr Sage. Our Grandma baby sat for John and his sister Sally. She always spoke so highly about him even when he was little. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all.

  • Gabrielle L Domenge-Geiger Posted October 1, 2018 3:01 pm

    Condolences to Ruth and all of Dr. Sage’s Family. Dr. Sage was an incomparable gentleman. He was a fixture both at Lauritzen’s Rose Garden and Memorial Park Rose Garden. He will be dearly missed.

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