Tag: SunBird Personalities

SunBird Personalities

Dolores Kline

Bob Neuman This young-at-heart lady has the energy of a teenager. One clue, however, she graduated high school in 1950 and has never slowed down since. A spark later on hit when she met Jim, her future husband, at a North Dakota church event. Soon her name was changed to Dolores Kline. This was the…

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Larry and Mary Beth Kosiba

Bob Neuman SunBird residents have in common favorable weather, a beautiful place to live and friendly people. They are also diverse, having come from various places, different views, priorities and ideas. Some settle in, while others attempt to keep one foot in the home state. Leaving behind family, friends and the harsh Indiana weather, this…

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FAY AND TAL

Bob Neuman With Fay’s father living in Sun Lakes in the early ‘90s, it was natural for her and Tal to visit from chilly South Dakota. Perhaps that was their only plan until they discovered SunBird and purchased a home in 1995. It wasn’t until 1997 that the Lockwoods began using it in winters. “I…

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Gary and Suzanne Popelka

Bob Neuman Where to begin! How to keep the article under 500 words when it cries out for 5000! Suzanne and Gary Popelka joined us at SunBird in September, after looking at several other retirement communities. Their Arizona daughter was instrumental in the choice. “I felt at ease the moment I drove through the front…

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Ed and Joyce Rosser

Bob Neuman Joyce Rosser refers to her Ed, husband of 69 years, as a “good guy.” He returns the compliment numerous ways. It’s evident the flame of affection has not burned out through all these years. From Michigan, the Rossers discovered SunBird in 1987 when it was then pretty primitive. They became residents in 1998.…

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Toni Greisiger

Bob Neuman When a little girl named Toni was born into a Pennsylvania family consisting of brother and sister, she had no inkling of the exciting life she would live. Her mother was a housewife. Her father with an engineering degree traveled as a salesman. After high school and wanting to be a secretary, she…

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Dale Huffman

Bob Neuman The SunBird Personality column usually features a person or a couple, but this time there is reason to include more. Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually to honor our military. The armistice that ended WW I was signed at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th…

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Estelle and Ed Treglia

Bob Neuman “While walking down a Steubenville, Ohio street in 1955, I heard a lady’s voice say, ‘Don’t I know you?’ I had attended some dances where she was present.” In 1957 Ed Treglia married Estelle Calvary, a union that has continued for 58 years. Since that day, Ed and Estelle have accomplished many things,…

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Virgil and Lenore “Bunny” Bottorff

Bob Neuman This dear lady has been blessed with God’s spiritual gifts which she has employed. Her life speaks of serving, teaching, leadership, mercy exhortation and faith for the benefit of others. Lenore “Bunny” Bottorff is also a survivor. In 1941, she arrived nine months before the Pearl Harbor attack. After high school and some…

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Jan Benincasa

Bob Neuman Although SunBird has abundant tourists and residents from places like Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and the Dakotas, just a few New Yorkers overlook Florida to retire at SunBird. This charming lady and her husband not only had the fortitude but the good sense to select the best place on earth for their retirement. Jan…