OBITUARY

Robert Page Shirtum

September 19, 1947January 31, 2018

Page was born September 19, 1947 in Del Rio, Texas. When Page was nine years old he trusted in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Del Rio. Page attended MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas where he meet Barbara his beautiful bride of 49 years. After graduating high school, Page went into the Air Force where he remained for 2 years then transferred to the Texas Air National Guard where he rose to the rank of Staff Sargent during his total 8 year career. He enrolled into college at Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1971. Page joined The Dow Chemical Company as an engineer in the Process Research Department. Page continued to pursue his Master’s Degree at Texas A&M, remaining on the Dean’s list every semester, and received his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1976. Page had a 33 year career with Dow, where he rose to the rank of Research Fellow and was the scientist on the Research Global Staff. One of Page’s greatest honors was receiving the H. H. Dow Medal in 2000. He retired in 2003 to his ranch where he spent the next 14 years as a consultant. After quitting his consulting practice in 2016, he began ranching full time. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, ranching and most of all spending time with his family. Page is preceded in death by his mother and a great granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his father Robert, two brothers, Joe and Wayne (wife Maria), one sister, Linda, three children, Clint, Becky and Barbie (husband Paul), and five grandchildren. Page will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on through his family who loves him immensely. There will be a private family service and in lieu of flowers please send donations to Cancer Society of America, Harbor Hospice or a charity that is dear to your heart.

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Linda Shirtum

March 3, 2018

From our family to all who remember my brother, Page. We thank you all so much for your thoughts and memories of Page. It is hard to lose a sibling but we know he is in a much better place. Again thanks for your memories!

Elizabeth Schenkel

February 8, 2018

We are saddened to hear of Page's passing. He was a fine man to have as a neighbor in Edwards county. Our sincere condolences.

Elizabeth Schenkel

February 8, 2018

We are saddened to hear of Page's passing. He was a fine man to have as a neighbor in Edwards county. Our sincere condolences.

February 7, 2018

Barbara, Clint, Becky, Barbie & Families, We are so deeply sorry to hear of Page's passing. Page meant the world to me as a great teacher and friend. When I hired in at Dow, he treated me like a son and was always there to guide me. We think of you all often. Lots of fun memories! May God help you find peace and comfort. Steve & Margie Janda

Bob Collins

February 6, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Page's passing. He was wonderful to work for and a great teacher. I learned a lot from him and have the highest respect for his work. He was a great scientist and it was a privilege to work for him. He was a great human being both at Dow and away from work. My feelings go out for his family. He will be missed.

Bob Collins (Buffalo Gap, TX)

Dave Hazen

February 6, 2018

Page was a mentor to me. I had the privilege of taking some of his ideas and putting them into manufacturing plants. A brilliant and fun man.

Karen Kenny

February 5, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Page's passing. My memories of Page comfort you and aid in your healing. Pease to Page and peace to his family.

Les Wernli

February 5, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Page's passing. I thought of him almost everyday since we retired. He & I did lots of good things together both at work & at play. I really will remember him always.

Allan Fowler

February 4, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Page's illness and his passing. He was a wonderful person, a good friend, and a partner at Dow. We worked together for nearly 30 years, traveled numerous places in the world and truly defined "enjoying your job". His family was dear to him and they are in our thoughts and prayers.
Allan Fowler

FROM THE FAMILY