Robert G. Page ’41

Robert G. Page ’41 died January 4, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on December 4, 1919, in Fort Kent, and prepared for college at Stearns High School and Hebron Academy. A member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity at Bowdoin, he attended Tufts Medical School from 1941 to 1942. He served to lieutenant in the Navy as a PT boat skipper in the Solomon Islands during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He began his career with American Time in Springfield, Mass., followed by a long tenure with General Electric, with assignments in Connecticut, New York, California, Ireland, and England. In 1951, he was awarded the General Electric Charles A. Coffin Award for outstanding contributions to circuit breaker design. In 1969, having achieved senior leadership and thirteen patents, he left GE and, after a brief time with General Instrument, became the president of Draper, a division of Rockwell International. From there he went to John Brown, where he was president of their Leesona textile and plastics manufacturing unit. He retired in 1985. In 1995, he went to the Czech Republic as a volunteer for the International Executive Service Corps, assisting a mining machinery manufacturing company to modernize. He was a long-time member of Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham, Mass., and The Boulders Golf Club in Carefree, Ariz., and he was a founder and first president of the Shannon Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Florence Vandiver Page; son Tony; daughter Penny Spencer; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by all of his siblings: Simon, Roland, John, Rosairo, and Simone.