Josephine Robinson-Paige, 73, city health agency aide

November 29, 2003

Josephine Marie Robinson-Paige, a retired city Health Department aide, died Monday of inflammatory breast cancer at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 73.

Born Josephine Marie Robinson in Emporia, Va., where she attended schools, she moved to Baltimore about 50 years ago. She conducted hearing and vision screenings for the city Health Department at public schools. She retired about 20 years ago.

Mrs. Robinson-Paige enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers and dolls. She also solved word puzzles.

Her husband, Sterling A. Paige, a member of the Baltimore City Council who represented the 4th District, died in 1987.

Services will be held at noon Monday at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., where she was a member of the Queen Esther Circle, the Mothers' Club, and the St. Luke's Ministry.

Survivors include her four sons, Jonathan Paige, Del. Jeffrey A. Paige of the 44th District, William Paige and Douglas Paige, all of Baltimore; four daughters, Ethel Wright, Jacqueline Vereen, Yvonne Scott and Wendy Paige, all of Baltimore; a brother, Henry Robinson of Emporia, Va.; three sisters, Ida Hawthorne and Ann Hawthorne, both of Emporia, and Ernestine Larkins of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. A son, Sterling O. Paige, died in 1992.

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