Page (as he was called by friends and family) was born in Douglas, the son of a civil and mining
He served in World War II as a bombardier and attended Arizona State University on the GI bill. In
Arizona he met his future wife, Grace. The couple married and started a family. They later divorced, but spent their early years in southern California and Arizona, finally settling in San Diego. At that time Page returned to school to earn his teaching credential. His early teaching career was spent at Junior to Senior High schools. He later felt a calling to help teens at risk and taught at continuation schools. He relished teaching and the impact he could have on young lives.
Page was involved with several social groups and had many friends from all different interests and
cultures. After retiring Page continued to be a formidable Scrabble player and enjoyed making notes about words and about movies, both of which were lifelong passions. He was passionate about
education, stamp collecting, movies, music and the arts. Page took great delight in meeting new
people, almost assaulting strangers with his enthusiastic eagerness to greet them. Among his favorite
topics of conversation were his boyhood in Douglas and his military service during World War II, as
well as his teaching career. Page was not only gregarious with strangers but also affectionate with
family and friends.
Page lives on in the hearts of his daughters, Shari and Roxanne; his grandchildren, Sarah and
Harrison; his great-grandchildren, Savannah and Elizabeth; his son-in-law, Bernie Gately; his former son-in-law, Howard Knight; and his many friends, colleagues, and students."