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February 24, 1938 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Donald Page, the oldest of five children, was born February 24, 1938, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late James Phillip Page, Sr. and Sarah Lee Farrar. He departed this life on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina after a brief illness surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: Robert Jerome Page, Melvin Alton Page and James Phillip Page, Jr.
Donald was baptized at an early age at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and later attended St. Mark AME Church both in Durham, North Carolina.
Donald affectionately known as “Don” by family members, and friends, and “Don Page” by co-workers, was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He enjoyed watching tennis, basketball and football games on tv in his spare time. He was huge fan of Serena Williams. In recent years, he would often attend the Durham Bulls baseball games with his son, Reggie.
Donald enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed traveling with his wife Indell. He always looked forward to their annual beach vacation at Myrtle Beach. Donald was a doting grandfather and enjoyed reminiscing about the “gold ole days” with his family and friends. He loved when his granddaughter’s and great-granddaughter would come over to visit and enjoyed his daughter’s homestyle cooking.
Donald loved to dress in the latest fashions and was considered the “fashionisto” of the family. He attended Merrick Moore School, Whitted Jr. High School and graduated from Hillside High School in 1957. While in high school he played varsity basketball and tennis, and was employed as a lifeguard at Hillside Park.
Donald’s first-born child, and beloved daughter, Cathy Denise Lyons was born in 1958.
Donald met the love of life, the former Indell Adams, and moved to Newark, New Jersey. They were joined in holy matrimony on July 21, 1962. From this union, one cherished son Reginald Page was born. He worked at Quaker Oaks Company in Elizabeth, New Jersey for over 12 years. After the company closed, he worked at El Rod in Harrison, New Jersey in the shipping department for over 16 years.
In 1985, Donald and Indell moved back to Durham, North Carolina. He became employed at UNC Health Care (formerly known as UNC Memorial Hospital), as a supervisor of Environmental Services for 1 year. In 1987 Donald began his career at WTVD as a Transportation Operations Team Lead. He received the Employee of the Year award in 1992 and retired in 2001.
Donald will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 62 years Indell Adams Page; daughter Cathy Denise Lyons; son, Reginald “Reggie” Page; two granddaughters, Maddison Brooke Mangum and Courtney Moriah Mangum; one great granddaughter Mackenzie Logan Jackson, all of Durham, NC; sister, Marian Arlene Page, of Orange, New Jersey; two brothers-in-law. Bruce James Adams (Carretha) of Fayetteville, NC, Donnell Adams of Durham, NC; one aunt-in-law, Sallie Williams of Durham, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including his “fur babies” Panda, Rubella, Uno, Chubby and Ginger.