Tag: SunBird Personalities

SunBird Personalities

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…

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Rich Pickering showing his wedding picture.

Bob Neuman A span of years can involve many life changes, some quite abrupt. It may be a diagnosis from our doctor, the death of a spouse, the lack of mobility, or the deterioration of our faculties. We here at SunBird definitely have the age factor. As the years flew by, Rich and Ann Pickering…

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Edie and Bob Hamilton

Bob Neuman Some of us infrequently may have attended the famous Indianapolis 500 race, but this gentleman did not miss a race in 32 years. Bob Hamilton worked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the grandstand, a job tailor-made for this gregarious man. “I came to know the regular attendees by name and many of the…

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Nancy Atchley

Bob Neuman Most of us look forward to visits from our grown children and grandchildren. This charming lady squeezed in this interview along with preparing for her daughter and son-in-law’s arrival this evening from Texas. Nancy Atchley resides in an attractive home overlooking our golf course. Unfortunately, her husband succumbed four years ago, but being…

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Norm and Nancy Ott

Bob Neuman After interviewing numerous residents, I continue to realize how interesting, friendly and unique they are. Add in Norm and Nancy Ott. Visiting friends led to renting in SunBird, then purchasing a home in 2000. Some years they returned at Christmas to be with their son, two daughters and now nine grandchildren. Norm and…

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Pam and Don Warber

Bob Neuman It all began when this congenial couple had dinner on an arranged blind date. Don, after 13 years of being a bachelor, had not met anyone he clicked with until that night. “I was impressed by her beauty,” he remarked. Being busy with other things, Pam ignored him for a while. Perseverance and…

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Bob and Ann Neuman

Bob Neuman On a cold January 3, in 1932, Bobby Neuman was born to blue-collar parents in Shelbyville, Indiana. “We lived there with my grandparents due to the hardships of the Great Depression. Three years later my brother arrived.” He attended St. Joseph grade school until ninth grade then moved to Shelby High. He played…

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Curt and Marlene Almlie

Bob Neuman This interesting, active and delightful couple spent several years avoiding Midwest winters by renting in Sun Lakes. After a couple more in SunBird, they decided to purchase a home. The house required some work, but so what? Marlene is an interior decorator who once had her own shop. Their house is now a…