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Maurice O. Page

Maurice O. Page

April 1st, 1947 July 15th, 2020

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Maurice Page (4/1/1947 – 7/15/2020)

Gifted educator, mathematician and musician, Maurice Page of Cambridge, MA passed away on July 15th after a courageous battle with cancer. The first in his family to graduate from college, Maurice attended Cornell and Harvard Universities. As a Cambridge Public School teacher, he influenced thousands of lives and as a professor at Harvard, MIT, Wheelock and Lesley Universities, he inspired future and current math educators in all corners of the globe. Maurice is survived by his beloved wife, Pauline (Demetri) his sons Aaron and Jason (Rasheedah, wife) Page and his two adored grandchildren, Jaidon and Kaia Page, his sisters, Gertrude Washington of Virginia, Amanda Lyles of Maryland and Elaine Smallwood (Charles, husband) of Maryland and many nieces and nephews especially Karen Smallwood whom he loved so dearly.
A private service will be held in Virginia with his cherished family and friends.

A celebration of his life will take place when our crazy world is well enough to do his memory justice.

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Comment | Posted at 12:50pm via Memorial Tree

Michael Roger

I was at that address to greet Mr Maurice O. Page, coming back from the hospital. I was last to stay with him before removed by funeral home.
It was a great privilege for me to be in Maurice's life during his last two weeks with us.
What a great man!
Special thanks and condolences to Pauline ( wife ).
Micheall Roger. ( caretaker )
Comment | Posted at 07:12pm via Condolence
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Danny Thomas

So sorry to have learned of Maurice’s passing. He truly was an inspiration within the family opening the doors for many of us to walk through toward higher education. I am grateful for his presence and support. Know that the ripples he cast spread through the generations of “Basil's” yet to be born.
Comment | Posted at 09:22pm via Condolence
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Paul Lyons

Hi Pauline,

I was sorry to hear about Maurice. He was a talented and energetic person and teacher. He was very demanding of himself and his students. I also enjoyed talking with him about music.

I remember many years ago, one of his students came to me because she was having trouble learning Algebra. She said she was especially having difficulty learning Maurice's "Can Theory." She asked me if I could help her with "CanTheory." I told her that I did not know there was a"Can Theory" in Algebra.

A few days later, I went to Maurice's Algebra class to evaluate him. There he was in front of the class with several tennis ball cans teaching his students to solve equations using his "Can Theory."

We are all better for having known Maurice. I learned a lot from this wonderful person and teacher.

Paul Lyons
Belmont, Ma.
Comment | Posted at 03:36pm via Condolence

Marie Allnutt

My thoughts and prayers go out to both his immediate and extended families. I am one of his Gaithersburg High School class of 1965 friends. I feel truely blessed that he was part of my life during that time.
Comment | Posted at 12:56pm via Condolence
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