Monday, January 11, 2016

Bob Page remarries on New Year’s Eve

Former BJ State Desk Cuyahoga Falls Bureau Chief/Reporter Bob Page remarried this recent New Year’s Eve. That didn’t choose the date for the extra tax break, but because that’s when the children from both sides could make it.

Bob Page at Silver Lake golf course

Bob’s first wife, Linda, was with him on Sackett Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls and their Barberton home before he left the BJ (1968-73) to study for the ministry.

Bob is an associate pastor at the Live Oaks Community Church in The Villages, Florida, where Paula and I are staying for the winter.

Bob met his new wife, Vicky,  through his congregation.

Bob came to Live Oaks in January 2013 after 20 years at the Evangelical Free Church in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Bob had been in the Evangelical Free Church’s pastoral ministry for 37 years, in Nebraska, Fargo, North Dakota and Crystal Lake, Illinois. He was Evangelical’s district superintendent in Kansas and Nebraska for five years.

Bob and Linda had three children and five grandchildren. The children live in Minnesota, Cedar Rapids and Crystal Lake. Bob and Linda met when both were living in Ashtabula, Ohio. They were married 41 years.

Bob is a Kent State graduate with a degree in journalism and has Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministries degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  

Since moving to The Villages, Bob is into golf, pickleball (whiffle ball and ping-pong paddle on a tennis court) and walking.
John Olesky, Bob Page at Orange Blossom Country Club

After playing golf today at the Silver Lake course, I waited for Bob, who was about four groups behind me, and we had a chew and chat at the Orange Blossom Country Club atop the hill next to the water tower.

We’ve made plans to play golf again while Paula and I are in The Villages, before we head back to Ohio. Bob and his new bride lives about 8 miles from Paula’s recently purchased home in The Villages.
Retired printer Hugh Downing and wife Sharon have lived in The Villages, where everyday is playday for senior citizens, for about 15 years.
John and Hugh usually play golf together. And we will, once Hugh's shoulder recovers from being knocked off the ladder by a limb Hugh was trimming.

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