David A. Page
David Arthur Page, age 71, lost a long battle with pancreatic cancer at 2:30 pm on Oct 27, surrounded by loved ones at his home in Seneca, MO. Beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend, he was loved and admired by all who knew him. He never had an unkind word for anyone but the occasional politician, and his sense of humor never left him. Passionately dedicated to his love of family and country, Dave was loving, patient, generous and hardworking; we can all aspire to live as well as he did.Born Dec 28, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA, he attended Downey High School (1957), retired (manager) from Western Electric / AT&T in 1988, worked at Disneyland until 1998, then moved to Seneca . He volunteered at the Recycling center and as a poll and census worker in Seneca. He and his wife have been active members of the Central Committee for Newton County Democrats for many years.David is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Cathy, son Steven (Diane) of Lantzville, BC, Canada, daughters Mary Wassgren (Gary Swindler) of Fullerton, CA, and Lori (Jeff Armantrout) of Banning, CA, 5 grandchildren: Tyler Wassgren, Ella, Anna and Lily Page, and Samantha Armantrout; sister Angela Coulon (Ray), brother Gary (Wendy). Many thanks to Freeman Hospital, Dr Hassan and the compassionate cancer clinic and Hospice Compassus staffs in Joplin, MO; also Dr. David Linehan and staff at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Hope Lodge St Louis.A celebration of his life will be held at his home, 108 Oak Ridge Dr, Seneca, on Wed., Nov 2 from 4 to 8 pm; all friends welcome.The body has been taken for cremation under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.