HIGHLAND BEACH — Leo J. Pruner of Highland Beach died on Nov. 7. He was 90.
Mr. Pruner is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Pruner. Mr. Pruner graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1948 and married Joan in 1957. They lived in Montclair, N.J., for five years, and Caldwell, N.J., for 29 years. After he retired from GE in 1990, they moved to Florida.
Mr. Pruner ushered at St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell and St. Lucy Church in Highland Beach. He was involved in scouting in Caldwell for 18 years with Pack 3.
He was actively involved in the Cross Trail Squares square dance club from 1976 to 1990, where he served as president for two years and ran its youth group for four years.
Mr. Pruner was an active member in four camping clubs in New Jersey: the Scouts, the Caldwellites, Cross Trail Square Wheelers and the Garden State Square Dance Club.
In Florida he served on the Seagate board of directors for two years and was responsible for installing sprinkler systems, air conditioning, painting the buildings, managing the grounds and installing new docks.
In 2001 Mr. Pruner joined the Community Emergency Response Team and in 2002 was made leader of that group. While leading the group he was able to build it up to 40 members and had access to $5,000 in medical supplies for Highland Beach to use in case of a hurricane or other emergencies.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sisters, Marion Dietrich and Agnes Kearns; his children, James, Robert and Frank (Lisa) Pruner and Linda (Fred) Fay; his grandchildren, James, Matthew and Amy Pruner, Robert and Lorraine Fay, and Jessica Sarli.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Francis, Eugene and James Pruner.
He was entombed at the Gardens Mausoleum, 4103 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3510 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL 33487, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
— Obituary submitted by the family