David A. PAIGE
1947 - 2017
Messinger Mortuaries
7601 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ
PAIGE, David A. Loving husband and father, fun-loving uncle, brother, artist, a lawyer's lawyer, a man of faith, and a devoted advocate for his friends in Leogane, Haiti. David Paige died on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. He was at home, at peace, and surrounded by his family. David was born December 8, 1947, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the youngest of four children to Ray and Betty Paige. In 1954, his family moved to Phoenix, where he attended Clarendon Elementary School. He graduated from West High School in 1965. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps on a two-year enlistment from 1966 to 1968 and received an honorable discharge. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1970, majoring in English. Prior to entering law school at the University of Arizona, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. He was also on a hotshot crew as a firefighter for the United States Forest Service during college and after his first year of law school. He joined the Arizona Law Review in 1973 and was Note Editor in 1974-1975. Despite having sworn he would never date a fellow law student, in his third year he met first year law student Jeanne Ronan, and they were married in 1976. They were best friends for over 40 years. Following graduation, he joined the law firm of Bilby, Schoenhair, Warnock & Dolph in Tucson. He remained friends with those colleagues for the remainder of his life. He ended his 35-year law career at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix, retiring in 2010. He was a brilliant and highly respected lawyer who mentored many attorneys during his career. More importantly, to his colleagues, he was the most ethical of lawyers. One colleague said he learned how to be an honorable lawyer from David. To his children, he was a soccer and a baseball coach, the family cook, their unwavering supporter, their mom's biggest fan, and a really cool guy. Their parents' devotion to each other remains a model for relationships in their own lives. In his retirement, he renewed his dedication to the people of Haiti by acting as the guesthouse manager for the hospital in Leogane, coordinating transportation, housing logistics, and translators for volunteer medical teams. This work became a ministry for him and his church community. During the last five years of his life, he traveled to Haiti eight times, spending over eight months as both a guesthouse manager and leader of his church's mission teams. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ray and Betty Paige; and his brother, Carl. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne and their children, Charlie, Maureen, and Nick (Andrea Vester); his grandchildren, Henry Wallace and Charlie June; his sisters, Christine Mikl and Margaret Henderson; his sister-in-law, Connie Paige, and many nieces and nephews from both the Paige family and Ronan clan. A Memorial Service celebrating David's life will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony on the Desert Episcopal Church, 12990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona. David asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Anthony on the Desert, dedicated to the "Haiti Ministry." He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith. Arrangements by MESSINGER INDIAN SCHOOL MORTUARY.

Published by Arizona Daily Star from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, 2017.
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David was a blessing to the St. Cyril's Haiti Project, and we are grateful for him.Sad at his passing from this earth.He gave much life while he was here! Prayers and thanksgiving to all his loved ones. ...Peter and Liz Burnham
Elizabeth Burnham
March 23, 2017

Our condolences to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

Mike & Kathy Bell
Mike & Kathy Bell
March 22, 2017
Just heard. So saddened to learn of the passing of this wonderful man, so bright and caring. I will always be grateful to him for his help and support in a difficult time for me. David was wonderful at helping keep perspective in trying times.

The smartest decision David ever made was choosing Jeanne as his life partner. I think those were David's words. When we were holed up in the hotel in New York he would talk about how proud he was of his kids and Jeanne and how he looked forward to spending more time with them. I'm glad he got that chance.

David, thank you for all you did for so many.
Jeanne, my condolences and best regards.
Patrick Butler
March 22, 2017
God bless, David. Our family misses you terribly already. You were a wonderful mentor, an incredible leader, and you enriched my life just by being in it. I'll see you again, my friend.
Shane Quigley
March 14, 2017
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76

February 28, 2017
To the Paige Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
February 25, 2017
To the family of David,My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
February 25, 2017
God shined on us when He shared David with our family. He saved our daughter and was instrumental in setting a legal precedent in the state of Arizona so that relative placement foster care families may have legal counsel in the courtroom separate from the state and equal to the bench; thereby saving many children to come. We will love him forever. We are forever grateful! Our world has lost a beautiful man and I firmly believe God quickly said, 'Well done." Jeanne and family, we are sorry for your immense pain. May God hold you tight through it all.
Our hearts are with you always, love, Ben and Claire
Claire and Ben Aragon
February 24, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Paige family; I worked with him at Quarles & Brady and he was the nicest man. He loved participating in my sports pools and we also chatted about the different teams and strategies in each pool; he always had a smile when I was around him. He will be greatly missed!
Lisa Cummings
February 24, 2017
To the Paige Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
February 24, 2017
My deepest condolences to Aunt Jeanne and the rest of the family. Uncle David was a very bright light and will be missed by many. I am so glad I got to spend a little time with him last month.
Laura Brovich
February 23, 2017
Please accept my condolences. Son God will fulfill his promise of no more at Isaiah 34:22.
February 23, 2017
To the family of David A. Paige, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him dearly. Please find comfort in knowing one day we will see our loved ones again. John 6;40. Matthew 5:5.
February 23, 2017
Jeanne and family,
So sorry for your loss of David. He was a kind man and remarkable attorney . He always had a wonderful, self-effacing sense of humor. I remember fondly when David and Jeanne lived and raised their children in Tucson. It was Tucson's loss when David and Jeanne moved to Phoenix. The ripples David cast will be felt for years to come.
Nanette Warner
February 22, 2017
Jeanne and Family,

I am sad to hear that David has passed. Please accept my condolences.
Dave Cole
February 22, 2017
David will be sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the world. He was a good man who lived a good life--a rarity indeed. Sincerest condolences.
Mary Grier
February 22, 2017
Friends since high school. You will be deeply missed by so many. Prayers and love to the entire Paige family.
Kathi Foster
February 22, 2017
A life to be celebrated, indeed. All these many years later I have vivid memories of practicing law with and against David. Bright, professional, imaginative, witty, thorough and always upbeat. My condolences to Jeanne and family. MJM
Michael Meehan
February 22, 2017
Touched so many lives and a wonderful friend that I will miss greatly.
Fran Garrett
February 22, 2017
Our prayers and condolences are with you Jeanne. David was a very good man and very good lawyer.
John Brady
February 22, 2017
RIP David. You lived life well!
Mark Rubin
February 22, 2017
From a fellow West High Thunderbird - I offer my condolences to Dave's family during this very difficult time for all. In addition to his family and many friends, he will be greatly missed by many of the Class of '65 as evidenced by the numerous comments left on our class website.
Cheri Stallings LaBarbera
February 22, 2017
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