WILTON – Harland Savage was many things in his long life, but he is probably best known for making beautiful Shaker boxes, telling stories and having an unshakable sense of humor. Savage, 89, passed away July 13. On Sunday, friends and relatives gathered at the Michaud Funeral Home to remember and honor that long life.

His son Harland “Harley” Jr. recalled his father, who he worked beside all his life, and the lessons he had been taught.“I learned the importance of sharing knowledge,” Harley said. “And not to be embarrassed by a mistake. He always said, ‘Just try not to make the same mistake over and over.’ ”…

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