Thank you for the suggestion! I tried this route, but unfortunately am still having the same result with CS5 crashing.
Create a new document with similar margins and page sizes.
On troubled doc go to the pages panel and use the Sub Menu on the top right to Move Pages
You can select the new document you have open.
Move the document pages to the new doc
Try again to delete the page in the new doc.
Be mindful of master pages, guides, layers, and styles.
This worked great! Thank you very much for your help!