The following newspaper obituary of Mr. Paige was printed in March, 1997:
PAIGE- W. Griffin Paige, aged 92, died at his home on February
18, 1997. Mr.Paige was active in artistic and civic affairs in Pasadena
for many ears, and was recognized for his many contributions to the community. He was a member of the Pasadena Artists Association and the Pasadena Photocrome Society, serving on its Board for many years. His paintings were widely exhibited, both in the United States and abroad. He and his wife, Esther, produced and narrated numerous slide shows of their extensive travels which included a 70-day trip from Nepal and India to Heidelberg, Germany following the ancient Marco Polo Trail. Before his retirement, Mr. Paige was employed as a mechanical engineer by the Burroughs Corporation and was transferred to their Pasadena office in the late 1950s from Pennsylvania. He was a nimble and original thinker, and the holder of more than 25 patents. He has been described as a scientist, an artist, and a poet. And to his many friends, a man dedicated to the welfare of his fellowmen. He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife, Esther, and his grandchildren, Michael, Kim, and Kate Henderson. A memorial service was held on March 11, 1997 at 10:00 A.M. at Memory Gardens, Concord.
The W. Griffin Paige Trust donated $50,000 to the LA Free-Net in February, 2002. Here is the letter that accompanied the donation:
February 13, 2002
Dr. Avmm Z. Bluming
Los Angeles Freenet
16133 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
Dear Dr. Bluming,
On behalf of the W. Griffin Paige Trust, it is my privilege to present the Los Angeles Free-Net with this contribution for $50,000.
My grandfather, Griff Paige was a scientist, an inventor, an artist, a poet and a man dedicated to the welfare of his fellow man. In particular, he was dedicated to helping those who were shut in because of physical disabilities to participate in the normal mainstream of life. During his life time, he assigned the commercial rights to the 25 patents that he held to a school that specialized in helping the disabled learn technical skills. By providing low cost and free access to the internet, and by extending that assistance further with its mentoring program, LAFN continues to serve many of his goals aijd objectives.
I know that you will put this contribution to good use. Please keep up the good work.
Catherine S Henderson
W. Griffin Paige Trust