In Memoriam: Glynn Page
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama mourns the loss of beloved professor Glynn Page, who passed away December 14, 2021 at the age of 93.
Alma Glynn Castleberry Page
September 25, 1928 – December 14, 2021
Alma Glynn Castleberry Page, age 93, died December 14 at Paragon Village, Hackettstown, New Jersey. Named for her mother, Addie Alma Johnson Castleberry, she was called Glynn from the time she was a baby. She was born and raised in Eastland, Texas, Sept. 25, 1928.
She attended Abilene Christian College (now University), where she met the love of her life, Robert Page. They eloped in 1947 and were married for 69 and one half years until his death Aug. 7, 2016. As his career advanced, they moved from Abilene, TX, to Odessa, TX, Portales, NM, Bloomington, IN, Staten Island, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and finally Pittsburgh, PA. Bob often said he would not have had his significant career without her support.
Glynn was a wife, mother, singer, actress, teacher, quilter and yoga instructor. She passed on her love of cooking, gardening and sewing to her daughters. She possessed a glorious spinto soprano voice and had success in both musical theater and classical repertoire. The family spent numerous summers performing at the Brunswick Summer Playhouse (now Maine State Theater). Living in Philadelphia, Glynn volunteered and performed in many plays at Stagecrafters.
She joined the faculty of the Carnegie Mellon University Drama Department in 1976 and retired as voice teacher emeritus in 1997. Many of her students found success on Broadway.
Glynn was a very social person who loved people and made friends wherever she went. When running errands with her, the family often laughed about the extra time it took for her to stop and talk to everyone, strangers included! After retirement, she spent much of her time creating beautiful quilts just as her mother had done. She was known around Pittsburgh for the handmade pot holders she gifted people.
Glynn was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Alma Castleberry; brothers, Loyd and Wayne Castleberry; sisters, Verna Castleberry and Wanda Rapp and her husband, Robert Page. She is survived by her daughters, Paula and Carolann Page; grandchildren, Kathleen Fay Fossan (Chris), Alexander Gemignani (Erin Ortman) and Brendan Fay (Sonja); five great-grandchildren, Samantha Fossan, Madeleine Fay, Maxim Fay, Olive Gemignani and Elizabeth Fossan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the Robert and Glynn Page Scholarship Fund at Carnegie Mellon University.