OBITUARY

Alfonse "Alfonsas Alciauskas" Alkas

April 22, 1929November 24, 2018

Alfonsas Alkas Alciauskas passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was 89. Born April 22, 1929, in Telsiai Lithuania, he was the son of the late Feliksas Alcauskas and Kazimiera Kirsaite Alcauskas. Alfonsas is survived by his wife, Ona Alkas Alciauskas of Tampa, FL; a daughter, Kristina Andresen, her husband Damon and grandchildren, Evan and Sydney of Tampa, FL; a son, Romanas Alciauskas, his wife Brenna and grandchild, Sebastian of Philadelphia, PA. Alfonsas lived a long and storied life. At age 15, during WWII Russia occupied Lithuania. As Germany was pushing Russia back east through Lithuania, Alfonsas was taken by Germany to work for German forces doing hard labor. When Russia came back to occupy Lithuania in 1944, Alfonsas was unable to return to his family. After the war ended, he lived in a refugee camp at Hanau, Germany, where there was poor living and little food available. He later joined the American "Support Army" group, and his life improved and he began singing in their choir (he loved to sing). In 1949 he emigrated to Australia and lived there 17 years. From there, he took an opportunity to emigrate to the United States in 1966. He lived in Marquette Park, Chicago, an area heavily populated with Lithuanians, where he enjoyed many social activities, including the Lithuanian Choir, where he met his wife Ona on Oct 20, 1968. They were married in 1970, and had two children, Kristina and Romanas. His career as a draftsman brought him and his young family to Florida in 1972, where they lived into retirement. He will be missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Visitation hours are planned for Friday November 30, 2018 from 12 to 1 pm at Beach Memorial Chapel 301 Corey Avenue St Pete Beach, FL (727) 360-5577. A service will take place at 1 pm at the funeral home followed by a graveside entombment service at Memorial Park Cemetery St Petersburg, FL.

  • FAMILY

  • Ann Alkas, Wife
  • Roman (Brenna) Alciauskas, Son
  • Kristina (Damon Andresen, Daughter
  • Sebastian Alciauskas, Grandson
  • Evan Andresen, Grandson
  • Sydney Andresen, Granddaughter

Services

  • Public Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Alfonse "Alfonsas Alciauskas" Alkas

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MARY CURRIE

November 27, 2018

Dear Kristina and Family,
I know how much you loved your dad. He loved you just as much. You will both continue to love each other, more and more and more.
I remember your first dance with your father at your and Damon's wedding. Oh, how I wished to have the kind of relationship with my dad as you had with yours. You and he were absolutely beautiful! I will always cherish that memory of this daddy, your daddy, and his little girl.......priceless to me........and I'm certain, priceless to you.
I will always hold you dear and close to my heart........a true friend you are. I will always be here for you, especially during your sorrow. I know it hurts.........................................
I hope you will share as many stories and memories about your dad with me and as many friends and family as possible.
You, Damon, Evan, and Sydney, as well as, your mother and brother are in my thoughts and prayers.
Always with Love,
Mary C

FROM THE FAMILY