Harry Edward Tennenberg

06/27/2012 9:32 AM |

Former Riverhead resident Harry Edward Tennenberg of St. Augustine, Fla., died June 22 at the age of 83.

He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Riverhead where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, then worked from 1952 to 1974 as a motor officer in the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department. He went on to work for Bechtel Power Corporation in Gaithersburg, Md., then moved in 1981 to Florida, where he was employed at Seminole Power Corporation in Palatka. He retired in 1987.

Mr. Tennenberg was a member of the Montgomery County Police Association and the Marine Corps League, St. Augustine chapter.

He loved fishing in the St. Johns River, hunting, and spending time with friends and family, relatives said.

Predeceased in 1996 by his wife, Bernadine, Mr. Tennenberg is survived by his children, Maria, of St. Augustine, Harry, of San Mateo, Fla., Veronica Foster of Lake Meade, Ariz., and Joseph Sanbower of Mount Airy, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. His brother, Robert, also predeceased him.

Visiting hours were June 26 at Craig Funeral Home in St. Augustine. A graveside service and interment took place June 27 at Craig Memorial Park, Pastor Jamie Sellers officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to a leukemia charity of the donor’s choice.