June 18, 1928 - August 7, 2013  

Henry Hall Paige, age 85, died peacefully at his home in Bethesda, MD on August 7 following a long illness resulting from a brain tumor. Born to Francis and Sidney Paige in Washington, DC, he graduated from Amherst College (1950) and Columbia Law School (1953) and then served in the Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant. In the 50's and 60's, he practiced law in Washington, DC with the firm of Drury, Lynham and Powell. In 1969, he and his family moved to Waterbury, CT, where he was vice-president and principal lawyer for the Anaconda American Brass Company. While in Waterbury, he served as President of the Waterbury Hospital and the Waterbury Club.
From 1979 until his retirement in 1993, he was with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), starting as Associate General Council in Los Angeles, CA. For three years he headed ARCO's Government relations office in Washington, DC and retired as Deputy General Counsel in Los Angeles.
After retirement in 1993, he returned to the Washington, DC area, residing in Bethesda. He did volunteer work for the U.S. District Court as a mediator and for the D.C. Bar Association as an arbitrator. He was a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Connecticut and California. He was a member of the Metropolitan, Chevy Chase and Lawyers Clubs. He was an avid golf and tennis player and enjoyed skiing and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Lyon; son, Matthew Paige of Granville, OH; daughter, Ginger Paige of Laramie, WY; two nephews and three nieces.
A memorial gathering will be held later in September. Burial will be in Ashfield, MA, the Paige family's long-time home. Contributions can be made to Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002 or the Ashfield Community Golf Course, Ashfield, MA 01330.

Published in The Washington Post from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2013