ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Arthur N. Kesaris Jr., 71, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Lewiston, died Feb. 9.

He was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Lewiston, the son of Arthur and Bessie (Diamantopolous) Kesaris.

He was past exalted ruler of the Lewiston Elks and a member of St. Petersburg Eagles clubs. He enjoyed socializing at the Elks and Eagles clubs.

Arthur was owner of a number of businesses in the Lewiston-Auburn area and manager of Samson Novelty Co.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen and husband, Tim Bennett, of Woodstock; sons, Arthur III and wife, Shelley Kesaris, of Lisbon, William of Lisbon and Alex of Lewiston; grandchildren, Stephanie and husband, Walter Inman, of Wahiawa, Hawaii, Samantha and Klayton Kesaris of Therese, N.Y., Nicholas and Athena Kesaris of Lisbon and Chayli Kesaris of Auburn; great-grandson, Cater Inman of Wahiawa, Hawaii.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a sister, Olympia.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter at [email protected]

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