Tribute for a Special Man
Ernest Henry Page
November 11, 1929 ~ July 31, 2017
"Some people come into
our lives and quickly go ~ move our soul to dance ~ leave footprints in our
hearts ~ and we are never ever the same."
Cherishing Ernie's memory are
His wife Dorothy Hays Page
Children: Frank, William, Elizabeth and husband Edward Goldfarb, Laurel and husband Mark Ackerman, Charles wife Michelle Page.
Grandchildren: Drew (wife Alexandra), Jamison, Chad and Lauren Goldfarb; Niles and Dean Ackerman; Samantha and Alyssa Page. His son Ronald passed away in 2000.
Ernie was born in Springfield, MA, on November 11, 1929 to Frank M. & Dorothy Comins Page
Ernie was a graduate of Stockbridge School at the University of Massachusetts and was a designer at the former F.M. Page Florist.
He later owned and operated the Springfield Pottery Co. and Pagecraft.
Ernie proudly served as Sgt. 1st Class on the front lines in Korea and as a past commander of the VFW Post 9397 in Hampden.
His many hobbies included watercolor painting, hunting, fishing, turkey shoots and photography. He belonged to the Valley Thunderbird Model Airplane Club in Springfield.
Some years were spent as a private pilot and drummer for local bands.
Ernie and Betty enjoyed many travel experiences after retirement. He devoted much time to his children, fostering love of the outdoors.
He will be long remembered by friends and family for his jokes and as a skillful Pitch player.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017
Burial will be at Billings Hill Cemetery in East Longmeadow at the convenience of the family.
Some Personal Memories of Ernie
Back in the early 1950's, Ernie's drums were set up in a corner of the living room in the "Big House" where we all lived. He played the drums for sound effects while telling stories to my Sister & I.
Brer Rabbit was my favorite.
In the late 50's Ernie was playing with Smiley Burnett (I think) and our family went to the station to hear the band play. Can't remember if it was a TV or Radio Station.
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Thursday September 07, 2017