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Date of Issue: September 03, 2008

Obituary

Albert Lee Anderson

Albert Lee Anderson, 87, of Bradenton, died Aug. 25.

Mr. Anderson moved to Bradenton from Sterling Heights, Mich., 22 years ago. He was a member of the Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Course, Elks Lodge, American Legion Kirby Stewart Post and the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II.

There was to be no service. Memorial contributions can be made to Tidewell Hospice. Covell Funeral Home is serving the Anderson family.

Mr. Anderson is survived by wife Merrie; son Gregory and wife Teresa; grandchildren Brandon and Garrett Anderson; and step grandchildren Adam and Anthony Griffin.

 

Ada D. Kelley

Ada D. Kelley, 92, of Bradenton, died Aug. 23.

A memorial service was held Aug. 26 at Windsor Oaks, Bradenton. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to; Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Mrs. Kelley is survived by daughters M. Arlene Clarke of Anna Maria and Lois K. Lee of Bradenton; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

John Joseph Spenyovics Jr.

John Joseph Spenyovics Jr., 68, died Aug. 23.

He was born in Ramsey, N.J. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1959, and then worked for the Long Island Railroad in New York. He moved from East Islip, N.Y., to Bradenton in 1976. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #99, American Legion Post 24, DAV, AM-VETS, and Moose Lodge of Bradenton Beach and Palmetto.

John recently served as a security guard for Beth Callens Management and Blake Medical Center.

Services were Sept. 2 at the chapel of Covell Funeral Home, 4232 26th St. W., Bradenton with full military honors. Memorial donations made be made to the American Legion, www.legion.org, or by giving blood in his honor to the Manatee Blood Bank.

He is survived by daughters Dawn and husband Chris Atkinson of Parrish, Michelle Heidt of East Tawas, Mich.; and Carrie and husband Brian Fanslau, of East Tawas, Mich.; and six granddaughters and one grandson.

 

Justine S. Sprenger

Justine Gambill Stinson Sprenger, 74, of Bradenton and Holmes Beach, died Aug. 24.

She was born in Ashland, Ky., and was a descendent of a pioneer family from North Carolina who entered eastern Kentucky through the Great Cumberland Gap in the early 1800s and settled in the Big Blaine Valley of what is now Lawrence County, Ky.

Following graduation from Ashland Senior High School in 1952, she graduated from University of Kentucky with a major in mathematics and a minor in music in 1956. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, participated in choir and intramural athletics, and during her senior year was ROTC Pershing Rifle Princess and a member of the May Day Court.

She and Tom Sprenger were married June 24, 1956. They lived in Indianapolis, New Orleans and Tampa prior to moving to Bradenton in August 1961.
In Indianapolis, Justine worked for the U.S. Geological Survey Ground Water Division and in New Orleans for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

After moving to Bradenton, she became involved at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church with the choir, Sunday school, youth group and session, building and decorating committees. For 23 years, Justine decorated the church sanctuary with orchids for Easter and poinsettias at Christmas. Other activities included Panhellenic and the Manatee County Medical Auxiliary, past presidents of each; Entre Nous, past treasurer and life member; member Daughters of the American Revolution, Chi Omega and University of Kentucky Alumni; YMCA board member; and Bishop Museum and Planetarium volunteer.

She served on the board and executive committee of the Florida West Coast Symphony for many years. Other FWCS activities include governance committee and Emeritus Club. She co-chaired the Manatee Symphony Association Valentine Pops for three years.

Visitation and service were at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Aug. 28.
Memorial donations may be made to Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton FL 34209, or to Florida West Coast Symphony, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236.

She is survived by husband Tom; daughter Dr. Rebecca Belis and husband Mitchel of Bradenton; son Michael and wife Lynne and grandchildren Jacob, Sophia, and Nathan, all of Brandon; niece Dr. Kimberly May of Scotch Plains, N.J., and nephew Shawn May of Ashland, Ky.

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