John T. Page Sr., 81, of Willow Grove, formerly of Malvern, a retired YMCA executive, died Friday, June 27, of esophageal cancer at his daughter's home in Abington.
Mr. Page worked for many years at the YMCA - as youth director and executive director of the Upper Main Line YMCA and finally as a regional director for the organization in the East.
His family said he was instrumental in developing the Upper Main Line Y into a major community center with branches in Berwyn and Great Valley.
Mr. Page's entire career was spent with the Y, starting in Long Island, N.Y., in the 1960s. He loved the work and told family that he regarded the years spent working with youth in Long Island, particularly with a troubled group of teenagers called the "Friday Nighters," to be the most rewarding aspect of his career.