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“I first met Harry Page when I was a junior in high school. My folks were moving into the Tri-City District and I was learning what I needed to do to...Read More »
1 of 44 | Posted by: Pastor Gene and Nancy Lamport - IL

“Coach was a trendeous mentor who remained in contact with our class-GCHS class of 1958. We were blessed that Coach attended our 50th renion in May...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: Ralph & Judy Johnson - Godfrey, IL

“Harry was a great instructor and friend. He will be greatly missed!! I'll never forget he would always say to me “Hello Traverse City”...Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: Travis Scroggin - Springfield, IL

“I enjoyed meeting and talking with Harry the few times I met him and I know that Lawrence will miss him and will think of him often. ”
4 of 44 | Posted by: Lawrence & Lynn Ruston - Westbank

“ELAINE AND "LITTLE" JEFF PAGE (THAT IS THE WAY WE REMEMBER YOU, JEFF) - WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR 0 HARRY'S PASSING. WE HAVE BEEN IN FLORIDA SINCE...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: SALLY & RUSS MARTIN - SPRINGFIELD, IL

“I only have a few great memories of my uncle Harry but they will always be with me in my heart. Everything I heard about uncle Harry was how he...Read More »
6 of 44 | Posted by: John Bajzik - pontypool

“Bill and I will miss Harry terribly. He was a good friend and part of the family who left us with many wonderful memories. ”
7 of 44 | Posted by: Karen & Bill Camille - New Berlin, IL

“May Almighty God of all Comfort and tender mercies Comfort the Page Family (2Co.1:3,4), The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: Ginger Robinson - Joaquin,, TX

“"Mr Page" as we knew him was a great teacher and coach. He will be missed by many former students at GCHS as well as his other schools. ”
9 of 44 | Posted by: Denise (Thien) Cadmus - Benld, IL

“To Mr. Page's Family: Please accept my condolences at the loss of a wonderful man. I have many fond memories of Mr. Page, whether it was in the...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Nancy (Tolliver) Martin - IL

“I was a graduate of class 1961 at Greenfield High School. ”
11 of 44 | Posted by: Carolyn Willner - Jacksonville, IL

“our family is feeling such a profound loss of a cherished member of our family. We all loved him and always wished we could spend more time with...Read More »
12 of 44 | Posted by: McConaghy Family - Oshawa

“Elaine and Family - I had the wonderful privilege of working with "Handsome Harry" at Robert Morris College. It was truly an honor to know this...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Julie Mohlman Yetter - Havana, IL

“Elaine and Jeff, We are blessed to have been your friends and neighbors at your mini-farm north of Bates and at our New Berlin abode. We shall...Read More »
14 of 44 | Posted by: Huffman - New Berlin, IL

“Elaine, Deb, Jeff, and Rhonda, It was an honor and privilege to care for Harry and assist you in the wonderful care you gave him during his last...Read More »
15 of 44 | Posted by: Pat Kmett - Springfield, IL

“I am sincerely sorry to hear of your loss. I was very lucky to have Mr. Page as true leader, teacher, friend and neighbor! He had a big positive...Read More »
16 of 44 | Posted by: Merry Suttill-Park - New Berlin, IL

“Mr.Page was not only our Superintendent but also our government teacher to the class of 1984 at NBHS,he was a well respected man.I remember many...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Edna Luckey-Vaughn - Curran, IL

“We did not know Harry as a "Basket Ball Coach", but knew Harry as a loving husband to Elaine and a Great Gradfather to his Grand Children and a very...Read More »
18 of 44 | Posted by: Dennis and Joanne Palmer - MI

“MAY GOD BLESS. ”
19 of 44 | Posted by: BILL TILFORD - MIMS, FL

“I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Page. I knew him as the Superintendent at NBHS. Harry always greeted you with a generous smile, a...Read More »
20 of 44 | Posted by: Craig Walker - Houston, TX

“Sorry for your loss. Harry was my High School basketball coach and friend. He was a big positive influence on my life. I will never forget the day...Read More »
21 of 44 | Posted by: Larry Ewing - Reeds Spring, MO

“Jeff and Lauren, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 44 | Posted by: Wanda Jones - Mount Vernon, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. ”
23 of 44 | Posted by: Ron & Mary Ann Dunant - CA

“Elaine, Jeff, Lauren and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Harry's passing. I have great memories of him. He had a wonderful sense of humor...Read More »
24 of 44 | Posted by: Donnie Hurrelbrink - Coon Rapids, MN

“To Aunt Elaine, Deborah, Rhonda and Jeffrey and extended family, I offer my deepest sympathy on your loss. I remember Uncle Harry as a person who was...Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: Sheila (Ruston) Pockett Red Deer

“Elaine&family, For the brief time that we knew Harry we had some laughs on the golf coarses. It was our pleasure to be in...Read More »
26 of 44 | Posted by: Audrey &Gary Ferguson - Tyrone

“Elaine, Debbie and family, Jeff and family, you are all in our prayers and our hearts. We Love you, Wish we could be with you. ”
27 of 44 | Posted by: Roy & Chris Ruston - Westlock,

“Dear Elaine, Debbie, Rhonda, and Jeff: We are sending you our deepest condolences and sympathy and hope it will ease some of the pain you must...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Hazel & Philippe Dunant - CA

“Uncle Harry made all those around him feel important and smile. He left me with many fond memories and will remain very much alive in my heart and...Read More »
29 of 44 | Posted by: Warren Page - Snellville, GA

“We will never forget his wonderful sense of humor and deep interest in others, especially his students. He has accomplished so much and leaves so...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Randy & Sue Reichert - IL

“Snyder & I were saddened to learn of Harry's passing this morning when Kathryn called. I worked for Ray and Harry and they were great for Education...Read More »
31 of 44 | Posted by: Ivy Stine Herrin and Snyder E Herrin II - OK

“Dear Elaine My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Your husband was a good and honorable man. I am so sorry for your loss. Phil...Read More »
32 of 44 | Posted by: Phil & Eva Carrico Newhart - FL

“I first met Coach Page when I transferred to Greenfield from St. Johns in Carrollton in 1956. He was a great influence on my life and a big help to...Read More »
33 of 44 | Posted by: John Rawe - Lewisburg, TN

“I was very sorry to hear of Mr Page's passing . I have fond memories of his work at Greenfield High School in the 50's and early 60's when I was a...Read More »
34 of 44 | Posted by: Fred E. VanBebber - Jacksonville, IL

“I offer my deepest sympathy on your loss. What an accomplished and dignified life he led. I remember seeing him at the high school and he had such...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: Tracy Bartolomucci - Canton, OH

“We were sorry to hear of Harry's passing. We wish you and the family our heartfelt condolences and trust the Lord to lessen the hurt at this sad...Read More »
36 of 44 | Posted by: Gordon & Marilyn Bannon Newcastle

“Family of Harry Page - Mr. Page was the coach and principal at Greenfield High School where I had the good fortune to attend and to play sports for...Read More »
37 of 44 | Posted by: Ronald Short - Sycamore, IL

“Goodbye old friend. Harry was like a second Dad to me. He meant so much my family and I. ”
38 of 44 | Posted by: Vince and Melissa Camille - IL

“Harry was one of the best people we've ever known. He extended a helping hand to us more than once. We went to college together, lived together for...Read More »
39 of 44 | Posted by: John & Sue Lavelle - Woodstock, GA

“Elaine,Debbie,Rhonda,Warren,Carol, I was so sorry to hear of Harry's death from Nancy. Harry was like an uncle to me. He will be missed by so...Read More »
40 of 44 | Posted by: Debbie Bromley Benge - Wichita, KS

“Dearest Elaine & family, We are so sorry to learn of Harry's passing. It was truly an honor to know Harry, a true gentlemen, family man and...Read More »
41 of 44 | Posted by: Terry & Paula Viar - Chatham, IL

“WITH SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY FOR YOUR LOSS. HARRY WAS A FINE INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION THRU OUT IL ”
42 of 44 | Posted by: JOE DEWEES - HERRIN, IL

“Harry was a true original who will be greatly missed by all who knew him including especially those of us in his Friday "lunch bunch" who got so much...Read More »
43 of 44 | Posted by: Allen Smith - New Berlin, IL

“Harry was a class act. He never wanted to burden others when he was presented with difficulties. I always appreciated his kind words. He is at peace...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Rev. Rick Irwin - Springfield, IL


Harry L. Page, 80, of Springfield, died on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Page was born in rural Loami on October 3, 1929, the son of Warren Patrick and Pearl Taylor Page. He married Elaine Agnew of Niagara Falls, Ontario in 1964 at the First Christian Church in Springfield. Mr. Page was a graduate of New Berlin High School and received both Bachelor and Master Degrees from Western IL University in Macomb. He was the recipient of Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Winston Churchill College in Pontiac and John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo, NE. Mr. Page was a veteran having served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1946-49 and was a member of the American Legion Post #32 in Springfield. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Springfield, as well as a member of various Masonic Orders and a past member of numerous professional organizations. Mr. Page served as an educator in Illinois for 50 years having begun his career as a teacher and basketball coach in 1953 at the Greenfield High School, where he served in that position for four years and was then promoted to the position of high school principal, which he held for two years. He then accepted the principalship at Glenwood High School and was promoted to District Superintendent the following year. In 1964 he resigned to serve as an Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction under his brother, State of Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ray Page until 1970. In 1967 while serving as Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, he was selected to participate in an educational seminar in the Soviet Union, East Germany, Yugoslavia, Poland and Greece. Upon his return he authored many articles in magazines and newspapers outlining this experience. He was in demand for speaking engagements throughout the state. While in the Soviet Union, he was selected by his peers to make the opening presentation for the U.S. delegation at the seminar held at Moscow University. In 1974, Mr. Page was the Republican nominee for the Office of Treasurer of the State of Illinois. In 1975, Mr. Page was employed as the Superintendent of the Tri-City School District in Buffalo and served until 1979 at which time he resigned to return to his home, the New Berlin Community Unit School District, until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement, he served for 15 years as an adjunct instructor of history and political science at Springfield College and Robert Morris College. He is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Walter and Ray Page. He is survived by his wife Elaine and his three children, Deborah (Victor) Andruskevitch of Elwood, Rhonda (Paddy) Sheya of Arvada, CO and Jeffrey (Lauren) Page of Athens; six grandchildren, Rachel and Chris Andruskevitch, Chessie and Alia Sheya, Erin Deason and Joseph Page; a brother, Warren (wife, Georgia) Page of Springfield; a sister, Carol Shutt of Fort Wayne, IN; and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. A funeral ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Kirlin- Egan and Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Duggins officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc, Midwest Affiliate, Memorial & Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; or to the Greenfield Tiger Backers, 502 East St, Greenfield, IL 62044.

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