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Sidney Douglas Paige

July 11, 1951 — June 19, 2024

Evanston

Sidney Douglas Paige, 72, of Evanston, IL, known to us all as Doug Paige or as beloved Uncle Doug, passed away on June 19, 2024 of heart failure. 

Doug is survived by his siblings Sally Paige Tejan and her husband Walter Tejan, his brother Timothy Paige and his wife Kimberly Paige, his sister Molly Paige Conn and her husband Kyle Conn, and his sister Susan Paige Fader and her husband Mark Fader. He is also survived by four nieces, six nephews, four grand-nieces, and two grand-nephews. Doug was a loving brother and uncle and will be missed by his entire extended family.

To say that Doug was a music lover is a vast understatement. Music was at Doug’s heart. He had extensive musical knowledge and loved music of all kinds. He was a lover of classical music from a very early age. His mother first took him to see the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 5, knowing full well that Doug would sit still in his seat and listen attentively. Over the years Doug attained an encyclopedic knowledge of composers, musicians, compositions and recordings. Doug was sought after by many for his advice on music, especially during the many years he spent working in the classical music section at the flagship Chicago Loop Rose Records store.

Doug was huge fan of Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, Serge Koussevitsky, Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Gustav Mahler, Sir Georg Solti, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. It’s actually hard to imagine a bigger Beatles fan than Doug. 

After graduating from the Lenox School in 1970, Doug attended the University of Denver where he received a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications with a Music minor. He always fondly remembered his time as a disc jockey on the Denver FM radio station KCFR. A longtime resident of Evanston, Doug was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where he served as an Acolyte. He loved his time with lifelong friends and family in Ashfield, Massachusetts, the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Cubs, and gazing out at Lake Michigan. He never forgot birthdays, and would always send people music, cards or gifts carefully chosen for them. 

Doug was a kind and generous soul who always sought to find the best in people. He will be sorely missed by those who had the pleasure to know him. 

Donations in Doug’s memory can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, IL, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ashfield, Massachusetts, or the Ashfield Community Golf Club in Ashfield, Massachusetts.




Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL.

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