Bill Page, 87, of 132 Hummingbird Ridge, died Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was raised in Lincoln, MA, but lived in Greenville for over fifty years. Bill was a graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Business School. He held various executive positions with CRYOVAC, First Piedmont Bank and U.S. Shelter and retired as President of Insignia Financial Group.
He was an elected member of the Greenville County School Board of Trustees (1965-1972) during the period of integration and continued his education involvement on the boards of The Alliance for Quality Education and Success by Six. He served as Chairman of the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce and was a Lifetime Member of the Furman Advisory Council.
In 1983, Governor Riley asked Page to head the committee charged with creating the Education Improvement Act, a nationally acclaimed model. He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 1987 for his “service to education”. He was on active duty with the Navy during the Korean War and later retired as a Commander.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and William Bridges; his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Joy Page; granddaughters, Page and Emily Bridges, Ashley Page Mooney, (Gaston), and Lauren Page; great grandchildren, Ford and Hamlin Mooney; and his sister, Elizabeth Page Vining of Naples, FL. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Irene Crawford Page in 1998.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Public Education Partners, 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite E6, Greenville, SC 29607; United Ministries, 606 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29601; Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Road, Greenville, SC 29609; or to the charity of one’s choice.