SU Foundation Remembers D. Page Elmore
The Board of Directors and staff of the Salisbury University
Foundation send deepest sympathies to Page Elmore’s wife,
Carolyn, and his children and grandchildren.
Although we knew our friend and longtime colleague was
struggling with serious illness, we never saw the pain he was
feeling interfere with his commitment to his beloved Eastern
Shore and our University community. His was a quiet profile in
Page served on the Foundation Board for over a decade on a
variety of committees: Investment and Audit, Scarborough
Leadership Building, Nominations, Public Radio Delmarva, and for
two years as treasurer. He was generous, endowing a nursing
scholarship in memory of his mother, a nurse, and was a longtime
board member of SU’s Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History
and Culture where he expressed his love of Shore history.
He seemed to relish the life of the campus, attending social
gatherings and formal events such as groundbreakings, always
wearing his wonderfully quizzical smile. He brought a dignified,
but friendly presence to any occasion, and conversation with him
was rarely without laughter. As someone who lived in the South
for several years, I enjoyed the cadences of his Virginian
speech and Southern appreciation of life’s absurdities.
Although the loss is inestimable, we are humbly grateful for
the years he shared with us.
--Dr. Rosemary M. Thomas, executive director of the Salisbury
University Foundation, Inc.