Arthur Lepage
Arthur Robert Lepage, 75

Honolulu, HI - Arthur Robert Lepage, 75, of Honolulu, died April 12, 2021, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Known as "Bob" or "Bobby" to family and childhood friends and "Art" in his adulthood, Mr. Lepage was born in Whitinsville and raised in Linwood, the eldest son of the late Arthur G. & M. Gilberte (Royer) Lepage. He was a 1963 graduate of Northbridge High School.

Bob moved to Hawaii in 1972 to chase the perfect wave and returned to surfing a few years ago after a 25-year hiatus. He was a plumber for 44 years at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki, where he enjoyed entertaining guests in the weekly "Golden Oldies" employee show and taking care of the hotel's koi fish ponds, until his retirement in 2016.

He was a talented singer, specializing in 1960s hits, and did a perfect cover of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman." He also enjoyed fishing, tracking his stock portfolio, basketball and the Boston Celtics. He was a lifelong supporter of liberal causes and politics.

He is survived by his wife Joann Lepage of Honolulu; daughter and son-in-law Shawna & Ben Roth of West Orange, NJ; son and daughter-in-law Paxton Lepage and Tracey DeLong of Round Hill, VA; brothers and their wives Richard & Bonnie Lepage of Douglas, John & Sina Lepage of Middleboro, and Kenneth & Heidi Lepage, of Uxbridge; and grandchildren Warren, Laura, and Jill Roth and Xanth Lepage.

Bob's ashes will be scattered at sea so that he can continue to surf the waves into eternity. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center (an organization that Bob supported for over 30 years), 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2021.
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Art was my best friend in Hawaii. Together we started our Oldies dances in the late 1990's. He did such a great job as Roy Orbison, and also Buddy Holly. He was always excited when we had a show, it was the happiest memory I have of my time in Hawaii. I left in 2003, but will always remember my good friend and never knew anyone as kind and thoughtful as Art. I will truly miss him, till we reunite in heaven to do our shows all over again. I'll pray for him and Joann, Shawna, Packy and Ruth. RIP Roy!
Gerard Chambers
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April 27, 2021
We are both so sad that Bobby is longer with us . He was so much like his mother...very warm and embracing. Bobby was one of the happiest people I have ever known. Our last really wonderful memory of him was at the island when all four of you boys were singing together for all if us. Not only was it great music, it was great love.
John & Nancy Carlson...it was
April 16, 2021
Art-Bob was one of the few kindest, honest, loving, interesting and talented persons I have known. He loved his wife Joanne his family Always. He and I sang his Roy Orbison, Elvis, and my songs, together as The ARiginals, in Hawai´i; we played basketball in our 70´s together and he is the only person I know who could shoot a hook shot tight and left-handed. We had fun! Art was most special and he will always be in my heart and cherished memories. Art´s children and grandchildren will miss him, I know. Hawai´i will miss him. The surf is in luck having Art´s spirit to ride in it´s waves. Rob Westerman
Rob Westerman
April 16, 2021
A great brother in law who helped and supported me . He was a wonderful part of my life for many years. My heart goes out to his siblings and wife Joann, along with Shawna and family and Paxton and his family. He will be missed by many.
Cindy Royal Magers
April 15, 2021
My deepest sympathy John and Sina and to the Lepage family.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Colleen Dean
April 15, 2021
May Bob Rest In Peace. A life well lived indeed! Offering prayers of peace and comfort for the entire Lepage family.
Jack and Terri Roussell
April 15, 2021
My condolences to Dickie, John, Kenny, to Shawna and Paxton (and Mum) and to Joann for your loss. Bobby was buds with my younger brother, Dick, and was part of that age group who enjoyed their lives living in Linwood...having fun...getting into fun situations...he was also one of those who might show up at my parents home, across "The Ballfield" because something great was on the stove. I know they all had fun stories to tell later in their lives. And, he obviously continued to have stories in the making for years to come. I last saw Bob at his mother's funeral and he and Joann did stop in to the mill in Douglas where I lived...to visit his two aunts who also lived there. He was special to a lot of people. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Don Frabotta
April 15, 2021
Our deepest sympathy go out to the family, Bob will be forever in our hearts.
Ed & Cathy Laliberte
April 15, 2021
Sorry for your loss, Dick,John,& Kenny& Family.
Dennis & Anne Menard
April 15, 2021