Richard Gage Birthday


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Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Richard N. Gage, Rock Island, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception for family and friends at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dick was born April 25, 1923, in Ute, Iowa. He and Gladys L. Cutsinger were married on Aug. 17, 1946, in Sheldon, Iowa. She died on Nov. 16, 2008.
Dick was a journalist for 40 years. He worked at the WHBF radio and television stations, where he served as a newsman, editorialist, public affairs director and conducted the television discussion program "At Issue." Earlier he was a reporter and political columnist for The Rock Island Argus and editor of The Target, the newspaper of the Army Weapons Command at the Rock Island Arsenal.
He was a pilot for the U.S. Air Force in World War II.
His children are Douglas Gage, Moline; Suzann (Jeanette Kangas) Gage, San Diego; Rebecca (Mark) Montgomery, Moline; and Laura (James) Daab, Richmond, Va. His grandchildren are Jane Stout, Washington, D.C.; and Emily Stout, Seattle.
Dick is a member of Contemporary Club and South Park Presbyterian Church.












 



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