Marcus Arthur Page

January 29, 1919 ‒ January 28, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Marcus Arthur Page passed away Thursday January 28, 2016 from Wedgewood Estates in Mansfield. He was 96.

He was born January 29, 1919 in Midvale the third son of Arthur Ray & Margaret (Farrand) Page. Marcus was a graduate of Midvale High School class of 1937 and went on to earn an Associate Degree from The Ohio State University where he met and married Marie Nell Savage of Columbus on March 16, 1941.

They had two children, Joyce Page Long (Jim) and Michael Page (Sally Bingmer). Marie passed away on October 25, 1999. Grandchildren include Elizabeth Long James (Mike), David Long (Stephanie Boyer), Gregg Page, John Vogel, Michelle Page Scott (Gary), Scott Page (Kristin Buchan), Todd Page (Tracey Monaco), eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph, Hart, and Richard Page.

Marcus was a 30 year retiree from Union Camp Corporation, having served 18 years in Contract and Grievance work as a member of the International Chemical Workers Union Local #20. He served on the Union Township Board of Education, a member of the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau, a Trustee of the Tuscarawas County Historical Society, and attended First Christian Church in New Philadelphia.

His family will receive friends 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield,  where a funeral service celebrating his life will begin at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will be held at a later date in East Avenue Cemetery in New Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, his family encourages contributions in his memory to the Tuscarawas County Historical Society or a charity of the donor’s choice and they may be made at the funeral home (PO Box 3085, Mansfield OH 44904).

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Page family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at

  • So many wonderful memories–playing “hotel” with the cousins, summers on the farm learning to shoot, drive a tractor then a truck (not so well!), enjoying the fruits of the farm-everything from asparagus to ground hog livers to zucchini. Trips and dinners in the Amish country, games of solitaire and euchre, late night snacks and the most incredible thanksgivings–always under his and Grandma’s watchful eyes.

    They helped me navigate my way through life from graduations (which included Grandpa’s singing!) to marriage. Grandpa will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

    The Connecticut Pages–Todd, Tracey, Samantha & Ryan

  • You were always so fun to be around and treated me like family even though we weren’t related. Thank you Marcus and rest in peace.

  • I have many wonderful memories of Marcus growing up as a young boy and as a adult, loved sitting out there with him at the house and talking. Hunting deer and hiking on the property !!! He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by many !!! Thoughts and Prayers sent your way !!!

    • Marcus was a great person and friend I was proud to have known–He was kind enough to let our family hunt on his farm for many years —and we are for ever thankful to him and the family-Joyce and Michael—sorry for your loss—RIP Marcus—

  • We as a family was saddened by the news of his passing–Marcus was a great friend and person to all our family members who was permitted to hunt on his farm for many years and I for one (and maybe the oldest)- are so thankful to him and his family for the great times we all had—-only went once this year—had some health problems—but the family still enjoyed the season there–he will be sadly missed by all that knew Marcus—–RIP my friend–proud to have known him—and thanks to his Daughter Joyce and Son Michael also–glad I got to meet them both —–

  • Sorry to hear of Marcus’s passing. No one in his family knows me, but being a neighbor for 61 years and my mothers family before me, we knew him well. As a matter of fact, my mother went to school with him and I’m fairly sure they graduated the same year from Midvale. He was a very nice man who always let us hunt on the property, something he didn’t let everyone do. My condolences to your family.

  • Dear Joyce, Mike, and families:

    You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father.

    Marta Farbizo Vassiles,
    (A good friend of your cousin Mary Jo who was in attendance at Mary’s 100th birthday party)

  • Our sincere sympathy to Joyce and Mike and families. My parents (Jack & Anna Belle Morgan) were good friends with your mom and dad. Also my brother, John Morgan, was a friend of Mike’s. I also have fond memories of going to the farm on occasion, and I was allowed to bottle-feed the baby lambs. What fun! Your parents were very special people. Thoughts and prayers, Steve and Janie (Morgan) Arnold

  • After the funeral on Saturday, I missed reminiscing with the cousins, so just wanted to share that the times at the farm were very special to me. Grandma and Grandpa Page, Marie and Mark and Mike and Joyce made it feel like home. We had so much fun during the summer picking blackberries, playing hide and seek in the barn, dancing on the pump house roof, stealing grandmas cookies, and gathering eggs.
    Then we would go into the big city, (New Philly) to visit the Joe Pages, and swim in the Doughten’s pool.
    We wer so lucky to have those times together. As we grew up,we started to have the Labor Day reunions, and then adding boyfriends who turned into spouses and then then kids. It was especially fun when the Dick Pages came in town. Volleyball games, softball games, trips to the coal mine and Mark’s barbecue chicken. Then Dad and Mark would tell stories. I wonder where those videos are. Oh well.

    I felt badly Saturday that it had been so long since we have all seen eachother. So
    many wonderful children to continue the good times.
    Again, condolences to all the Pages and extended families the Page boys were special
    And are and will be missed.
    I enjoyed watching the video on this website in its entirety . Very special.
    Love, Susan, Roger and Jordan

  • After we left the funeral on Saturday, I was sorry I did not get to reminisce with my cousins. First of all, our condolences to the Page,Long and extended families. The Page brothers were special, and they are and will be missed by many.
    As a child, I loved spending time at the farm. Ann and I would go for a couple weeks In The summer I think. We had so much fun with Joyce, Mike, Marie and Mark and Grandma and Grandpa. We would pick blackberries, gather eggs, play hide and seek in the barn, dance on the pump hous roof and steal Grandma’s cookies in the closet.
    We were so lucky to spend time together. Occasionally, we went into the big city, New Philly to see the Joe Pages and swim in the Doughten’s pool. As we got older, we had our reunions on Lavor Day. Boyfriends and girlfriends were welcome,and dogs ( only outside tho) and then the friends became spouses and then kids, and a new cousin generation. Games turned to volleyball, softball, and trips to the coal mine. Mark’s barbecue chicken was memorable as were the stories he and Dad would tell at the end of lunch. It was especially fun when the Dick Pages would come, and we would line up for pictures by height and age- always. Trap shooting was usually involved too.
    At the funeral, I realized how long it had been since we have seen eachother, and it was sad. However, it was good to see all the next generation of cousins and know they will continue getting together.
    Many fond Page memories and it was nice to hear people speak at the funeral.
    I enjoyed watching the video on the website in its entirety.
    Love ,
    Susan and Roger and Jordan Wu