COUDERSPORT - Lawrence G. "Doc" Page, 87, of Coudersport, formerly of Austin, passed away with his daughter at his side on Friday (May 17, 2013) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a brief illness.
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Born March 17, 1926, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Lawrence G. and Viola Erhart Page. He married Shirley Perry, who passed away in 1993.
He was a graduate of Austin High School. Mr. Page later received a doctorate degree in mechanics.
He was employed as a master mechanic at the former Sharp's Garage in Austin.
He was a life member of the Austin Volunteer Fire Department, where he also served with the fire police for several years. Until the time of Doc's illness, he was still repairing small engines and enjoyed woodworking and tinkering.
Surviving are a daughter, Anita P. (Edwin) Vossler of Austin; a son, David P. Page of Roulette; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Harold Page and Walter Page, both of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Doc was predeceased by a stepson, Rodger Perry; and a stepgrandson, Matt Vossler.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Austin United Methodist Church, Austin, with the Rev. Steven D. Small, pastor of the Southern Potter United Methodist Charge, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915; or the Austin Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
A fond memory of Doc may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 20 to May 27, 2013