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Industry veteran Ron Page dies at 64

Former retailer, consultant

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Longtime home furnishings veteran Ronald D. Page, 64, died at Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. on July 1 after a battle with kidney and heart disease.

He was born in Ft. Belvoir, Va. to Joseph Page the late Olga Jane Page.

Page was an independent consultant for the furniture industry and the former owner of National Water Beds and Living Rooms, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Tri-State Furniture Association Presidential Award.

Page joined the Furniture First staff in 2001 and resigned from his position in 2015 due to health concerns. He was instrumental in building programs and relationships that helped Furniture First’s grow from 47 retailers to more than 200.

Tommy Leflein, president of IHFRA, said Page had a distinct voice – authoritative, yet kind. He said that was also an apt way to describe Page.

“He was a kind man and very respectful of sales reps. He was one of the good guys in the furniture industry,” Leflein said.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his daughter Jenifer A. Carlson and husband Christopher of Harrisburg; a sister Mary Tomlinson of Savage, Md.; the son of Joseph and Olga, Robert James Page of Hyattsville, Md.; and a granddaughter Leah Page Carlson. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Ron’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 1500 Paxton Street Suite 101 Harrisburg, PA 17104.

Thomas LesterThomas Lester | Business Editor

Thomas Lester is Business Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College's Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports and more before joining Progressive Business Media in 2013. As business editor, Lester covers all aspects of business in the home accents world, from the latest news from manufacturers to successful retail strategies and business analysis.

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