Thomas John Paige,76, of Buffalo, Illinois passed away June 19, 2024.

He was preceded in death by his father John A. Paige, his mother Ellen Paige, his second wife, Melissa Anast Skilbeck Paige, and his first wife Leona BeadHe joined the Air Force where he was sent to Little Rock Air Force Base and met his first wife with whom he had three children and is survived by. Tom after leaving the Air Force, served in the Army Reserve, worked for the State of Arkansas and later the State Illinois. He later went on to serve on the Village Board of Buffalo, Illinois and as Mayor as well. He was involved with his church and had a great sense of humor. His real passions in life were teaching history as a part time lecturer and coaching soccer.

He is survived by his three children his daughters Amanda Paige and Mary Kate Paige both of Buffalo, Illinois, his son John Paige and his daughter in law Racquel Shouse of Cabot, Arkansas; his sisters Theresa Paige, Dorothy Paige both of Rochester, New York and Margaret Weddle of Baltimore, Maryland as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Private family services are being held.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to APL of Springfield, Illinois or

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