OBITUARY

John Winton Page

July 10, 1946January 22, 2011

John Page’s love for life was eclipsed only by his love for his wife, family, and friends.

Born to Winton and Myrtle in Belvidere, Illinois, in 1946, John left the small rural community immediately upon graduating from Belvidere High School in 1964 and joined the Air Force.

John was stationed in England during the Vietnam War. At a dance, he met Mary Cherry—the woman who would become his wife of nearly 43 years.

John and Mary wed in 1968 and moved to Belvidere. John earned his college degree, accepted a job at Chrysler, and later completed graduate school. During this time, John and Mary welcomed Brian, Andy, and Jennifer into their family.

John’s family was the center of his world, and his wife and children were his biggest priority throughout his entire adult life. Tremendously supportive of his children, John provided his family with love, stability, strength, and everything they needed. He was a loving husband and the best father in the world.

In 2003, John and Mary moved to Arizona, where they enjoyed retirement by traveling and focusing on their growing family, welcoming grandson Wyatt in 2008.

John embodied the ideal of a person who is larger than life. Boisterous and exuberant, he was the life of every party. He was generous, always the first to help someone in need without expecting anything in return. He was an instant friend to everyone he met and lived for good times with friends—and even more importantly, his wife and family. He leaves behind a large community of people who will celebrate memories of him for the rest of our lives.

John is survived by his wife Mary; children Brian, Andy, and Jennifer; grandson Wyatt; father, Winton; and sister, Sherry.

Please celebrate your memories of John and share them. Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 27, 2011
REMEMBERING

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Dawn and Dan Battista

February 12, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken. John was not only a dear friend he was like family. We feel privileged to have known him and grateful to have been able to share so many great times together. We will never forget our trips to Cape Cod and Rocky Point. The many parties at Brian's Pub, dancing at Norton's and playing dice games on our patio. John brought joy and laughter to any room he was in. He had a great sense of humor and had a gift for joke telling. My kids adored him. We will miss John dearly but will treasure all the memories and will hold them in our hearts forever. We love you John. Until our paths meet again, farewell my friend.

Michael McMahon

February 9, 2011

My condolences to the family. My wife and I were in the stateline area last week visiting the children and grandchildren. I ran into Steve Blackmer and Dick Cauwels at Farm and Fleet and learned of John's passing. I worked directly with John when I was the 2nd shift safety rep in 1986-7 and then indirectly at times till his retirement during my subsequent years as an industrial engineer.
John had a great way of picking me up during stressful times. I am sure he went through lots of stress as well but he was definitely a glass more than half full type of guy. Just seeing that familiar smile and twinkling eyes in the photo here brings back warm memories. I am sure he will be missed greatly.

Russell Pond

February 7, 2011

I was sorry to hear of John's passing. John and Sherry and my brother Don and sister Kathy were all part of the Grover St. kids while growing up. I recall that there were many good memories growing up of "the 4 Grover St. families, the Pages, the Johnsons, the Ponds, and the Elsassers got together for camping, sledding, swimming, and card playing. John was a good friend of mine through high school. I really havn't seen him since then, but have lots of good memories of him and his family.

February 6, 2011

We have fond memories of great times with you and John. He will be greatly missed by all. Our deepest sympathy Mary.

Jim/Nancy LaPointe

February 6, 2011

We have fond memories of great times with you and John. He will be greatly missed by all. Our deepest sympathy Mary.

Jason Bove

February 3, 2011

John was a man of many words, and all of those words were worth listening to. You will be missed here on earth, but will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever. I look forward to many more incredible times with everyone he has brought new life to through his own.

Chuck and Pauline Primavera

February 3, 2011

Our sympathy on your loss. I had the pleasure of serving with John at RAF Chicksands while in the Air Force. We had many good times together and he stood with me when I married in England in 1968. I remember him as a hard working, fun loving individual with whom I was proud to have served along side. My wife and I will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

February 2, 2011

My brother,
From my first day of Sunday School and I cried to be with my big brother they took me to him and he held my hand. When we went to the play ground at Logan School we walked hand in hand. When I needed a safe place to stay his door was always open. When mom died he was my rock, we went old stuff shopping, dancing, and drinking, laughing until my sides hurt. My brother my rock, I am honored he was my brother and my friend and I got to say good bye. I will miss you. Your little sister Sherry

Tricia McCarthy

January 31, 2011

We only just had the pleasure of meeting John at Andy and Erin's wedding. From the second he sat down on the lanai and shared a beer with Andy, I knew he was a special person. His love of his family, and of life, was so apparent! I don't think there was a father prouder of his children and family than John. Our deepest sympathies, Tricia & Steve

Stacie and Chad Baxter

January 31, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful and funny man he was. What fun times we had hanging out at the Pages house back in high school listening to Johns stories. Our thoughts are with you all. *hugs*