Frank Sorensen, who served overseas during World War II and lived most of his life in Montauk, died of complications related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases on Sept. 14 in Salisbury, Md. He was 91.
Mr. Sorensen, who was born on April 4, 1920, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to Oscar and Anna Gross Sorensen, grew up in Montauk and graduated from East Hampton High School. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, serving in the Chinese, Burmese, and Indian theaters of operations until his discharge four years later. He received several medals for bravery.
When Mr. Sorensen moved back to Montauk, he worked at a number of jobs. His longest tenure was with Alex Joyce, for whom he operated heavy machinery, including bulldozers and cranes.
Mr. Sorensen took a lifelong interest in Civil War history and was a licensed ham radio operator, a hobby of his for 45 years.
On July 2, 1993, Mr. Sorensen married Ila Jane Schenck, who survives him. He is also survived by two sisters, Edith Pavlikowski of Copiague and Anne Stein of Forman, N.D., a brother, Robert Sorensen of Foxborough, Mass., nine nephews, and three nieces. A sister, Edna Biase of Montauk, predeceased him, as did a brother, George Sorensen.
After Mr. Sorensen moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, he became a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury.
The date of a service has yet to be determined. Mr. Sorensen’s ashes are to be buried at Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Md.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, New York City 10001.