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Robert Evege, bowler, ran recycling business

Dec. 18, 1934 – Sept. 24, 2013

Robert Evege, a competitive bowler and operator of a Buffalo recycling service, died Tuesday in his Buffalo home after a long illness. He was 78.

Born in Painesville, Ohio, Mr. Evege moved to Buffalo with his parents as a child and attended McKinley High School before going to work at the Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, where he became a foreman.

He worked at the plant for 33 years, until it closed in the 1980s.

For 25 years Mr. Evege was a member of the Eastern Division of the National Traveling Bowling League, which competed in more than a dozen states. He also was an avid golfer and pool player.

In his later years he operated the “Buffalo Bob” recycling business.

Survivors include his longtime partner, Alforna H. Evans; a daughter, Tirzah Evege-Thompson; a brother, Thomas; and a sister, Ruthann Grey.

Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Clinton St.

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