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PINELLAS OBITUARIES

Clearwater

PRIE, HENRY J. "HARRY," 56, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at VA Medical Center at Bay Pines. He was born in New York and came here in 1981 from Northport, N.Y. He was a firefighter and worked in New York City. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; five daughters, Teresa Prie, Joan Prie, Susan Prie and Carol Prie, all of Northport, and Maureen Johnston, Kings Park, N.Y.; his mother, Kathleen Hefferan, Clearwater; two sisters, Theresa Stowe, Clearwater, and Kathy Auriemma, Albany, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

SORENSEN, GEORGE E., 75, of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He came here in 1957 from his native St. Clair Shores, Mich. He worked 12 years as a clerk for New York Central Railroad in Detroit and seven years as a carrier for the St. Petersburg Times. He was a member of Shriners Star Lodge, Largo. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Gladys; a son, Gary E., Davie; two daughters, Nancy L. Ockunzzi, Safety Harbor, and Beverly A. Stanger, Clearwater; his mother, Dagmar Sorensen, Alma, Mich.; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

WILLIAMSON, ANNA RUTH, 74, of Croydon, Pa., formerly of Clearwater, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) in Croydon. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1982 from Croydon. She moved last month from Clearwater to Croydon. She worked as an assembler for Philco-Ford Electronics, Willow Grove, Pa. Survivors include a son, William F., Croydon; a sister, Emma Sanders, Dushore, Pa.; and three granddaughters. Molden Funeral Chapel, Bristol, Pa.

Largo

BATTLES, LAWRENCE F., 75, of Largo, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Largo Medical Center Hospital. He was born in Arkansas and came here in 1975 from Broomfield, Colo. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, a prisoner of war in the South Pacific, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Florence N.; a brother, Roy, Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Florence Crisp, Omah Ruminer and Euniah McDaniels, all of Jonesboro, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

GINTZ, JOHN C., 80, of Largo, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Oak Creek Terrace Nursing Home, Dayton, Ohio. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and came here in 1981 from Huntington Station, N.Y. He worked as a milkman for Woodside Farms, New York. His memberships included Alcyone Masonic Lodge F

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AM, Huntington Station, Order of the Eastern Star, Long Island Chapter, and Palm Hill Masonic Square Club, Largo. He was a deacon at Congregational Church of Huntington Station and at Church of the Isles Congregational, Indian Rocks Beach. Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Acker, Harlingen, Texas, and Carolyn Thide, Huntington Station; two sons, John G., Centerville, Ohio, and William F., Patchogue, N.Y.; two brothers, Howard, Pinellas Park, and Harry, Merritt Island; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Meyer & Boehmer Funeral Home, Dayton.

GREEN, EDITH BRIERLEY, 100, of Largo, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Sabal Palms Health Care Center, Largo. She was born in England and came here in 1952 from Framingham, Mass. She worked as a legal secretary. She attended Congregational Church, Framingham. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.

STEVENSON, FREDA, 87, of Largo, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at home. She came here in 1944 from her native Hendricks County, Ind. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ralph; a sister, Elva Cruzan, Papillion, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Palm Harbor

DERWENSKUS, MARGARET W., 81, of Palm Harbor and Sage, Mich., died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at Tolfree Memorial Hospital, West Branch, Mich. She was born in Detroit. Survivors include a son, Carl "Willy," Muncie, Ind.; a brother, Walter Kruger, Lupton, Mich.; two sisters, Lucille Guith, Flint, Mich., and Betty Kane, Flushing, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake, Mich.

Pinellas Park

ADUKOSKI, ALBERT R., 71, of Pinellas Park, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at home. He was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1957 from Atlantic City, N.J. He was a retired stamp dealer. An Army veteran of World War II, he received two Purple Hearts and was a member of Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include a son, Robert J., New York; a stepson, Raymond Waldspurger, and a stepdaughter, Marian Copes, both of Pinellas Park; a sister, Ruth DeMaio, New Jersey; several grandchildren; and a companion, Doris Jones, Largo. C.

E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Pinellas Park Chapel.

St. Petersburg

GOLDSTEIN, ALAN, 80, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 8, 1993) at St. Anthony's Hospital. He came here in the last year from his native Indianapolis, where he was owner of a furniture and decorating store. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include a son, Jim, Colorado; and a daughter, Judith Kessleman, Englewood, Colo. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

GRIMES, CHARLES F., 73, of Franklin, N.C., formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 13, 1993) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, N.C. Born in Boyle County, Ky., he came to St. Petersburg in 1945 and moved to Franklin in 1986. Locally, he was a member of St. James United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. He retired in 1978 as a truck driver for the Teamsters Union. During World War II, he was a paratrooper in the Army. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Louise; three daughters, Patricia Grimes, Byfield, Mass., Cynthia Grimes, Hope Mills, N.C., and Janice Winiger, Winchester, Ky.; a brother, Lee Grimes, and a sister, Susie McCray, both of Kentucky; a stepdaughter, Christine Brown, Sarasota; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Highland Funeral Service & Crematory, Fayetteville, N.C.

HEISE, ELEANOR M., 74, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at home. She was born in Penn Yan, N.Y., and came here in 1989 from Rochester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and was a Catholic. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy K. Walton, Englewood, and Diane M. Hayes, Penn Yan; a sister, Jane Samson, Alexandria, La.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

KAVALIUKAS, VALENTINAS, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 18, 1993). He was born in Lithuania and was a seasonal resident here since 1983 from Detroit. He retired as inspector for General Fasteners Co., Livonia, Mich., and was a member of the Lithuanian National Guard. He belonged to Darius and Girenas Lithuanian Club and St. Anthony's Lithuanian Catholic Church in Michigan. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

KRISA, ANNA, 89, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at Edward White Hospital. She was born in Russia and came here in 1978 from Little Falls, N.J. She was a former cashier at a diner. Survivors include a brother, Alex Monid, St. Petersburg; a nephew, Alex Monid Jr., New Bern, N.C.; and two grandnephews. Thomas J. Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

LOTHROP, ANITA M., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. She was born in East Orange, N.J., and taught needlework. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

MANOS, SOPHIE PSALTIS, 65, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at home. She was born in Athens, Greece, and was a member of St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include her mother, Erasmia Psaltis, Athens; a brother, John Psaltis, Gulfport; and a niece and nephew. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.

MOLYNEUX, WANDA, 70, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (June 17, 1993) at Bayfront Medical Center. She came here in 1938 from her native Richmond, Ind. She was a former bank teller and was a Methodist. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Mac Powell, Palm Beach, and Edward Curry Powell Jr., Tallahassee; and a granddaughter, Courtney. International Chapels Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

MORAN, SUSAN GSELL LENZ, 87, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at home. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and came here in 1970 from Lancaster, Pa. She was a member of the Anthurium Branch of St. Petersburg Garden Club for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Eugenie Lenz Gray, Red Bank, N.J.; a son, Charles C. Lenz Jr., Atlantic Highlands, N.J.; four grandchildren, Suzanne Gray, Red Bank, Alexandra Gray, New York City, and Kristina and Charles C. Lenz III, both of Atlantic Highlands. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg.

SKEETE, BERNARD NICHOLAS AUGUSTUS, 32, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach. Born in Nassau, Bahamas, he came here from Toronto last year and was a registered nurse at All Children's Hospital. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his parents, Kenrick and Thelma Skeete, Ontario; two brothers, T. Orlando Green, Eustis, and Rooney Bentley Green, Toronto; and a sister, Arlene Howell, Barbados. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

Seminole

BRIESE, HENRY F., 69, of Seminole, died Friday (June 18, 1993) at University General Hospital, Seminole. He was born in Kearny, N.J., and came here in 1969 from Wayne, N.J. He worked as a foreman at the Pinellas Park city garage. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. His memberships included Blessed Sacrament Church, Seminole, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4364, Pinellas Park, American Legion Post 252, Seminole, Clearwater Amateur Radio Society Club, St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club, and Metro Amateur Radio Club, Pinellas Park. Survivors include his wife, Laura; a brother, Thomas F., Livingston, N.J.; a sister, Marie Mordas, Toms River, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Sanctuary Funeral Home, Seminole.

Tarpon Springs

O'CONNOR, THOMAS J., 79, of Tarpon Springs, died Wednesday (June 16, 1993) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1979 from Angola, N.Y. He worked 30 years as an administrative officer at the Veterans Administration in Pittsburgh. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a Catholic and a member of Tarpon Springs Golf Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Erin O'Connor, Seattle, Margaret O'Connor, Arlington, Wash., and Jane O'Connor, Austin, Texas; three stepchildren; four brothers, William, John, Francis and James, all of Pittsburgh; four sisters, Rosemary Mahoney, Lincoln, Neb., Rita Fallon and Florence Hall, both of Pittsburgh, and Jean Beattie, Birmingham, Ala.; and eight grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

SWANN, ANNA HOGSETT, 76, of Tarpon Springs, died Tuesday (June 15, 1993) at home. She was born in Huntington, W.

Va., and came here in 1969 from Danville, Ill. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs, and Tarpon Springs Women's Club. Survivors include a son, James, Fairfield, Conn.; two daughters, Lee Swann, Tarpon Springs, and Patricia Ford, Georgetown, Ill.; a brother, Harry Hogsett, Ridgeland, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Holiday.

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