Charley John Page, 85
Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationCharley "Chuck" John Page, 85, of Hollywood, MD, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
Chuck was born January 25, 1927, in Blasdell, NY to the late Reba Dorcas (Feathers) Page and Charles Frances Page.
Chuck served in the U.S. Army during World War II, spending one year in Okinawa, Japan. He moved to St. Mary's County to help build the Patuxent River Naval Base. He retired from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, after working 38 years in the Public Works Department, where he advanced to General Forman, Maintenance Division, Electrical Branch. A devoted Christian, Chuck was active in Lexington Park Baptist Church for 59 years, where he served as a deacon for several decades. He also served on the first and third building committees and was active in Sunday school and young men's missionary programs. Most recently, he was a member of Leonardtown Baptist Church. He was a life member of the VFW 2632, NARFE, Order of the Eastern Star (Julia Halla 107). He was also a member of Masonic Lodge #223 for 63 years and was an active Tall Cedar. In retirement, Chuck enjoyed being with his family and many friends, traveling and camping. Chuck's primary passion was people. He invested time and energy into his family and friends, with whom he enjoyed countless memorable camping trips across the United States.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Betty Hurst Page, with whom he enjoyed nearly 67 years of marriage; his son, Michael Jay Page (Jennie Sue) of Hollywood, MD; daughters, Jean Hurst Baker (Darrell) of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Johanna Louise Marusic (Walt) of Hollywood, MD; his grandson, John Michael Page of Hollywood, MD; granddaughters, Emily Baker Richard of Nashville, TN, Laura Baker Stearman (Adam) of Greensburg, KY, and Jennifer Susanne Kreller (Joey) of Ellicott City, MD; and great-grandchildren, Michael Aaron Page, Amanda Leigh Plummer, and Christopher John Plummer, all of Hollywood, MD. He is also survived by a sister, Geraldine Mayor of Chesapeake, VA, as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother and father, Chuck is preceded in death by his step-father, Jenie B. Sterns; sister, Eva Underhill; and grandson, Jason Newman Page.
Family will receive friends for Chuck's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a prayer service at noon with Reverend Mark Dooley officiating followed by Masonic services, at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will immediately follow at Joy Chapel Cemetery in Hollywood, MD, with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD, 20650; Shriners Hospital for Children, Processing Center, P.O. Box 1510, Ranson, WV 25438; and Leonardtown Baptist Church, 23520 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Serving as pallbearers will be John Page, Michael Page, Christopher Plummer, Joey Kreller, Kristopher Newman, and John Hilley.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.