Robert Leonard Page Jr.

June 14, 1926July 11, 2014

PAGE, JR., Robert L., died July 11, 2014 in Tampa. Born June 14, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI to Robert L. Page, Sr. and Gladys B. (Pierce) Page. He moved to Tampa in 1938 and attended Roosevelt Elementary, Wilson Middle and Plant High Schools with the class of 1944 where he was appointed ROTC Lt. Col. in 1944 having been a First Lieutenant in 1943. He joined the Merchant Marine prior to graduation and traveled to Honduras before serving in the U. S. Army of Occupation Infantry First Division, Red One from March, 1946 until December 24, 1948. He married Ursula ("Uschi") Kriesten, a German national, October 26, 1948 in Bamberg, Germany. They returned to the U. S. on December 23, 1948 and in August, 1949 he began his university studies at Mexico City College. They returned to Tampa in July, 1950 where he attended the University of Tampa, earning recognition on the Dean's List for Academic Honors among students during their first semester and graduated cum laude in 1952. He then pursued graduate level study at the University of Wisconsin - Madison before joining his father's business, Ace Window Cleaning, in Milwaukee, WI in 1953. They returned to Tampa in January, 1962 to establish a business, National Building Maintenance, which he and his wife operate. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Ursula ("Uschi"), daughters Robin Otto (Michael O'Brien), Jacqueline Casanova; grandchildren Christine (Ollie) Muslin, Jennifer Edwards, Joaquin Casanova, Jason Edwards and Santiago (Yanel) Casanova; great grand-son Jaxson Muslin; sister-in-law Ilse Czoik; nephews and niece Eberhard (Dee) Grosser, Ursula ("Uschi") Czoik and Michael Czoik. Preceded in death by his parents and sister Joy Bennett. A Mass to celebrate his life will be held at Christ the King Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33609 on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Christ the King Church School Fund. He will be buried in the cemetery at St. Patrick's Church in Adele, WI. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Simone Thiele

August 15, 2014

Liebe Uschi und Familie,
die Nachricht über Onkel Roberts Tod macht und sehr betroffen.
Wir fühlen mit euch und denken an euch in diesen schweren Stunden.
Wenn wir uns vielleicht nur fünf mal im Leben trafen, so erinnern wir uns gern an den liebenswerten, aufrichtigen und humorvollen Menschen. Wir werden nie vergessen, wie er bei eurem letzten Besuch 2010 unsere damals einjährige Magdalena sofort ins Herz geschlossen hat.
Trotz der verschiedenen Sprachen verstanden wir uns sofort.
Mit dieser Kerze verabschieden wir uns von Dir, lieber Robert, und danken dafür, dass wir dich kennen lernen durften.

Simone Thiele im Namen von
Friedlinde, Sylvia, Ina und Familien

July 18, 2014

I am sending this note of sympathy from Milwaukee. I have many fond memories of Bob visiting Mom and Dad (Gerald and Virginia Weiss) in Wauwatosa and of our trip to Tampa when I was a teenager. I was spellbound when Bob spoke of his experiences and family. He was a fascinating man and a good friend to Mom and Dad. Uschi, know that the members of the Weiss family are thinking of you and the girls.
Amy (Weiss) Jones

duane and louise schuelke

July 18, 2014

Our sympathies to the family. (A former NBM worker).

John Shoup

July 17, 2014

Mrs. Page and Robin, please accept my deepest sympathy. I know you depended upon Mr. Page as he did you, and will miss him more than I will ever know. I so remember the times that you would bring Mr. Page into our conversation or in your absence, he would present such a compelling point. It was so interesting to discuss anything with him. He just seemed to have such a great talent to discuss anything and make you feel that you had really learned something. Point of view wasn't important. He had the facts and he was correct. I have known your family since 1971 and I can say every encounter has been memorable. Your professionalism and respect for those who provided a service for you was impeccable. The Lord has blessed your family and business over the years because people could see Him through you. You have been so generous to me and I want to thank you.
With much respect,
John Shoup

Larry Muslin

July 17, 2014

My condolences to your family on your loss. I greatly enjoyed the time I spend with Mr. Page. We had several interesting and thought provoking conversations. When I visited Florida, your family went out of their way to include me in family activities. I considered him a friend. I will miss him. Larry Muslin

Jim & Susan Smith

July 16, 2014

Ursula, we are sorry for your loss. We will miss Robert and are blessed to have known you both. Cheers.

Dick Clarke

July 16, 2014

Our deepest sympathies and condolences offered during this difficult time to the Page family. Our prayers are with you.
- The Clarke family and Peninsular Paper Company.

Elizabeth Weeks Smith

July 16, 2014

There are special loved ones in our lives who continue to live on in our memory. Robert will, most certainly, hold an everlasting place of honor in our hearts. May your family be supported by the powerful love of God and may you also draw strength from each other and from those who share your loss.
We love you - Liz, Mike,Clay and Courtney Smith

Harold Seltzer

July 16, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Page and family on Robert's passing. He was a great guy and always a pleasure to be around and a pleasure to serve.
May you all be spared further sorrow.
With fondest regards,
Harold Seltzer

Anna Mattson

July 16, 2014

Mrs. Page and family, please know our family shares in your grief. Robert was such an interesting and engaging fellow. He worked hard, worshipped faithfully, and celebrated often and all who knew him loved him for it! We have all been blessed by having known him in this life, and look forward to seeing him again.