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Page Fielding: A Pro And A Friend

For Immediate Release

April 27, 1999

(WEST TRENTON, N.J.) - H. Page Fielding, senior geologist at the Delaware River Basin Commission who over a career of three decades captured the respect of fellow workers through his steadfast commitment to pure science, died Sunday. He was 64.

A honed craftsman from the old school, he radiated a keen understanding of earth's complex formations. He was intolerant of non-scientific cures for scientific ills, at times offering gruff rebukes to those who dared tread on nature's natural laws. He was impressed not by titles or political pomp, but found his gratification by applying his trade with exacting accuracy and fairness.

He was a pro and a friend.

"Page was always forthright and candid in his approach to the task at hand," noted Tom Brand, the Commission's project review head who worked with Mr. Fielding for many years. "In this world of political correctness, he was a breath of fresh air."

Mr. Fielding grew up in Devon, Pa., later moving to Titusville, N.J. He graduated from Episcopal Academy and Franklin and Marshall College. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Janusz Fielding, and a brother, Richard.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 29 at St. David's Church, 763 Valley Forge Rd., Wayne, Pa. Burial will be private.