Raymond L. 'Buzz' Page
Raymond L. "Buzz" Page, 64, of Emlenton, a well-known veteran, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home Sunday.
Born on Aug. 13, 1949, at home in Foxburg, Raymond was the son of James and Annabell Grazier Page.
Raymond proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps
and was a Vietnam War
veteran, and had earned the rank of lance corporal. He had served as a mortar man in Vietnam with the 1st Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, as well as the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
Lance Cpl. Page received the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Campaign Stars. He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation with Gallantry Cross with Palm, Rifle Markmanship Badge, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Raymond was a life member of the Parker VFW
, the Disabled American Veterans, the North American Iroquois Veterans Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion Iroquois Post 1587, and the KHE Sanh Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the League of Separated Tribes (L.O.S.T.), National Native American Veterans Assocation, and the National Museum of the American Indian.
He completed his G.E.D. while at Camp LeJune in North Carolina. Raymond received his high school diploma from Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School in May of this year as part of the school district's Veterans Honorary Diploma Program.
Buzz loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed collecting war and Native American memorabilia, attending Native American gatherings, reading and visiting friends and family.
Surviving are his wife, Belinda Irwin Page of Emlenton; five children, Rory Page of Parker, Crystal Mohler and her husband, Chris, of Emlenton, Eric Page and his wife, Charli, of Marble, and Cheyenne Page and Treva Page, both of Emlenton; a grandson, Allan Page of Marble; and two granddaughters, Kaylee Page of Marble and Shilah Mohler of Emlenton.
A sister, Rose Edinger of St. Petersburg; three brothers, Jack Page and his wife, Janet, of Bruin, William Page and his wife, Betty, of Foxburg and David Page and his wife, Susan, of Emlenton; three brothers-in-law, William Irwin and his wife, Vivian, of Knox, James Irwin and his wife, Holly, of Emlenton and John "Dewey" Irwin and his wife, Tracy, of Emlenton, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Page and James Page, and two infant daughters, Mara and Linda Page.
PAGE - Friends of Raymond L. "Buzz" Page, who died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, will be received at the Hile Funeral Home, 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dan Myers, pastor of the Foxburg United Methodist Church, officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by the Parker VFW and American Legion posts. Interment will be in Emlenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to DAV, P.O. Box 14550, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.hilefh.com