GROTON, Vt. - Garth Bruce Page, 76, of Goodfellow Road, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. following an extended illness.
He was born in Groton, Vt., March 27, 1937, a son of Raymond J. and Bessie (Frost) Page. He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958, and later worked for Smith, Whitcomb & Cook Cast Iron Foundry in Barre, Vt. as a foundry foreman. He also had worked for Pike Industries, Maska of Bradford, Vt., and at the Blue Mountain Union School.
Garth enjoyed the outdoors: hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling with his brother Dick and his family. While stationed in Alaska, he especially enjoyed fishing for and eating salmon. He was also known to be quite a "tinkerer." He loved vegetable gardening and his grandson, Bruce.
Garth will be remembered by his family as a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
He married Georgiana Frye on October 12, 1963.
Survivors include his wife Georgiana Page of Groton; their daughter, Pamela Jean Page of Montpelier, Vt.; their son, Curtis Bruce Page of Groton and daughter-in-law Karen Murphy Page of Saranac Lake; his grandson, Bruce Page; his sister, Phyllis P. Miller of Websterville, Vt., and his brother, Deane K. Page and wife Laura "Bing" Page of Groton; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and several members of Georgiana's family.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Richard C. Page in 1976 and a nephew Kent A. Page on May 25, 1989.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. in the Groton Village Cemetery with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to either the Groton Ryegate FAST Squad, 1476 Scott Highway, Groton, VT 05046; Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785; or Woodsville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 191, Woodsville, NH 03785.
For more information or to sign an online condolence please visit www.rickerfh.com. Ricker Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.