In Memoriam: Katharine “Katie” Savedge

April 29, 2021

​FirstEnergy recently lost a member of our family as a result of COVID-19.

Katharine “Katie” Savedge, an assistant business analyst in the Smart Meter group at the Akron General Office, passed away on April 24 after battling the illness. She was recovering at home after a stay in a hospital intensive care unit. However, Katie’s condition changed suddenly, and she was transported back to the hospital, where she passed away surrounded by her family.

At 27 years old, Katie leaves behind her father, twin brother, and her fiancé.

Katie joined FirstEnergy in October 2018 as a customer service assistant at the Akron contact center. She moved to the Smart Meter group where she was promoted to assistant business analyst in May 2020.

A very kind and caring person, Katie was always there when you needed someone. Known as a bright light and friend to her coworkers, she could start a conversation with anyone – and embraced everyone. She was always excited to learn and take on new challenges in her career and personal life. She loved her cats – Charlie and Snookie – and cherished her time at home with them.

To commemorate her life, the FirstEnergy Foundation will be making a $2,500 donation in Katie’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which is the 501(c)(3) organization chosen by her family.

Employees who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or having difficulty coping during this public health emergency are encouraged to access the Life Resources Employee Assistance Program, or EAP. Free for all employees and household members, the EAP offers counseling, webinars, a variety of articles and a COVID-19 resource page, as well as information on dealing with stress, marital or family conflicts, caregiving, elder and childcare concerns, legal and financial issues and much more.