Warren George Bornhoeft, 87, of Centreville, died July 21 at the Memorial Hospital in Easton. Born December 13, 1925 in New York City, he was the son of the late, John Edward and Julia Zvonik Bornhoeft. He attended Cornell University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater on The USS Herndon during the first waves of the Battle of Okinawa. He learned many years later that his father-in-law, Rear Admiral W.A. Sessions, USNR was in the same battle. After the war he graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Business Administration. He enjoyed boating and lived on water most of his adult life. Warren's started in sales for Motorola, Inc., beginning in 1956, and later became Vice President of Federal Government and Overseas Sales. He retired in December 1989. The family lived on Long Island, NY in the 1950's, Bay Ridge Farm in Annapolis from 1960 to 1973 and McHenry, Illinois from 1973-1976 when Warren's career brought him back to D.C. and they moved to Grove Creek in Centreville. Warren is survived by his wife Dorothy "Dot" Warren, whom he married in 1950; their six children, Nancy (Michael) Koval, Susan (Bernard) McCartan, Jeanne (Tolbert) Rowe, Laura (Michael) O'Brien, John (Catherine) Bornhoeft and Peter (Linda) Bornhoeft; eight grandchildren, John E. and Sarah Bornhoeft, Thomas and Stephanie McCartan, Allison Rowe (Kyle) Bringman, Kelsey Rowe, Patrick O'Brien and Andrew Koval; and great-grandson, Forrest McCartan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 25 at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Centreville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday July 26 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Centreville. Interment will be at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Queenstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 303 Chesterfield Avenue, Centreville, MD 21617 or the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, 212 Broadway, Centreville, MD 21617. Online condolences at www.fhnfuneralhome.com
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408 S Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Published in The Capital on July 23, 2013