The Rev. Herman Page, of Topeka and Martha’s Vineyard, died Sept. 17. He was 88.

Herman was born in 1927 in Boston. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Herman graduated from Harvard University and the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge. He was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 13, 1952.

Herman’s life was framed by four major loves: God and his service to the church, trains, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and most of all, his family.

Herman’s love of Martha’s Vineyard Island began as a young boy during vacations there with family. As a teen, he spent summers there with his grandparents and delighted in racing small sailboats. While on the Island during summer breaks, he helped build barges during World War II. As a student at Harvard and the Episcopal Theological Seminary, he often traveled to the Island. He and wife, Mary, spent their honeymoon there, and shared their love of the Island with their three daughters. In later years, he and Mary happily spent much time there, sailing a small catboat, enjoying the view of the water, and feasting on fresh seafood. Martha’s Vineyard remained a special place throughout Herman’s entire life. Its salt air and rich heritage were his own little slice of heaven on earth.

Fr. Page is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary, his daughters, Elizabeth Diehl and her husband Henry, Lois Sauer and her husband Al, and Susan Macy and her husband Johnathan, four grandchildren and their spouses, and six great-grandchildren.