Gerald Page Obituary
Gerald Jerry age 85, of Centerville, formerly of Bellbrook, passed away
on Monday, May 24, 2010. He was preceded by wife of 60 yrs., Sally; son
Charles; brothers Raymond, Ernie, and Marc; sisters Rae Marian and
June; and son-in-law Bill. Survived by his twin sister Geraldine Strunk;
son Gene (Sherry) Page; daughters Diane Giaratiano, Dawn (John) Knorr,
Kim (John) Breeding; sister-in-law Faye (Ralph) Davison; 9
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; childhood friend Harmon; and many
dear friends from church and from his life long commitment to the arts.
Gerald was an amazing man who loved life and lived each day to the
fullest. He served as past President to the DSPS, Fairborn Art Assoc.,
and was a lifetime member and contributor to numerous art organizations.
Gerald taught at Rosewood Art Center and Riverbend for many years. His
art spans many decades, states and homes. His murals and paintings can
be enjoyed locally at Marion's Piazza, Furst Florists as well as in the
archives of Dayton Art Institute and many local hospitals. He was a
faithful follower of his church, a wonderful husband, father and
teacher. Gerald walked a hard path thru life however always looking for
the positive and was dearly loved. He will be missed, but will always
remain an inspiration to those who knew him. Thank you to all of
Gerald's physicians and caretakers; and crew at Marion's Piazza for
their help and compassion. A special thank you to Carolyn and George and
many dear friends too numerous to mention, but deeply appreciated.
"Sleep Tight Dad, don't let the bed bugs bite, or kitty cats, for that
matter. Purr Purr". A Celebration of his life will be held from
5:00-8:00PM on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Routsong Funeral Home, 2100
E. Stroop Rd., Kettering. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be to
Building Bridges, 2157 Salem Avenue, Dayton OH 45406 or Centerville Com.
Church, 10688 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Centerville OH 45459. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com
Published in Dayton Daily News May 26, 2010