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Dr. William F. Gerringer: The obituary of...


Dr. William F. Gerringer: The obituary of Dr. William F. Gerringer, which appeared Oct. 8, should have included a sister, Josephine Behrendt of Carrboro, N.C., and a grandson, William H.G. Thompson of Paris among the survivors.

The Sun regrets the error.

William F. Gerringer, 88, a psychoanalyst who had practiced psychiatry in Baltimore for nearly 25 years, died in Ruxton on Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease. The Brooklandville resident retired in 1976 after being in private practice since 1954.

He began his medical career as a general practitioner in Colorado and became a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst after World War II. In 1947, he came to Maryland and served a residency in psychiatry at Perry Point Veterans Hospital. He completed his training in psychoanalysis at what is now the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis.

No services were conducted.

Dr. Gerringer is survived by his wife, the former Rose Reiswig; a daughter, Rosealice Thompson of Paris; two sisters, Ester Zarlengo of Denver, Colo., and Miriam Dey of Buena Vista, Colo.

Lemon B. "Sonny" Owens Jr., 60, president of Owens Charter Bus Co. in Annapolis, died of pancreatitis Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was a lifelong resident of Birdsville.

Mr. Owens, a 1952 graduate of Annapolis High School, was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Annapolis and the Annapolis Elks Lodge.

He also was a golfer and fisherman, and was interested in woodwork, traveling and tractor pulls.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis. Interment will follow at All Hallows Episcopal Church in Harwood.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Owens; three sons, Lemon B. Owens III of Alabama, Leonard B. Owens of Federalsburg and Kevin Owens of Birdsville; his father, Lemon B. Owens Sr. of Birdsville; a sister, Betty Jane Pessagno of Reisterstown; a brother, Kenneth Owens of Birdsville; and three grandchildren.

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