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Ronald D. Page Our most elegant man, passed away September 5 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto from complications with MDS/ leukemia. He was 75 years old. Son of Dominic and Josephine, Ron grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, surrounded by his loving Italian family. There he began to formulate his signature iconic style, larger than life tales and authentic love for building intimate rapport with people and animals. Several years as a US Marine Corp reserve made an indelible impact on his life; he proudly embedded Marine values of courage, honor and commitment deeply into every fiber of his being. Ron’s professional life, his greatest hobby, was punctuated by entrepreneurial acumen and natural leadership. His top shelf instincts for building brands and developing, selling and marketing products was legendary in his field. He articulated every business opportunity with sophistication and never hesitated to provide life changing opportunities for others. Beginning with the cosmetics industry, Ron fueled the success of household names like Clinique, Estee Lauder and Polo/Ralph Lauren fragrances. Later Ron served as an instrumental member of the early Nike organization. As Vice President of Deckers Outdoor Corp., he had the vision to bring to life the Teva, Simple and Ugg brands, which remain industry game changers today. Most recently, Ron served as CEO of Established Brands, where he created a premium footwear line for venerable Swiss company Wenger, maker of the Swiss Army Knife, and brought in house a multi category license for the US Marines Corp. Personally, Ron Page was a generous, gracious man. His movie star good looks,
big brown eyes and giant dimples left a joyful imprint. Always the coolest guy in the room, Ron knew how to live the good life and made everyone around him feel good about the life they lived. An avid sports fan, Ron closely followed tennis and football, particularly the Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns, and kept fit throughout his life. He had a fine aesthetic sensibility, specifically for travel, wine and automobiles. Ron is survived by the love of his life and soulmate, wife Kathy, his loving daughters Melissa and Jessica, his adored grandsons Max, Leo and Tobin, his devoted sister Sara Marie, his sweet niece Eve, numerous Italian cousins, his best friend and business partner Tom Seavey, and his cats Sugar Pie and Winston who he loved so much. A private celebration of life will be held in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made In Memory of Ronald Page, Stanford University Medical Center ATTN: Dr. Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309 or the Marin Humane Society 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA.