Lonergan, Dr. Warren M. of Saint Louis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Born in St. Louis on August 15, 1915, Warren was predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years, Allene Doolan Lonergan; and is survived by their children Lynn (Edgar) Enslin of Town and Country, MO, Douglas (Linda) Lonergan of Bend, OR, Diane (Coy) Creamer of San Diego, CA and Todd (Laurie) Lonergan of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren: Douglas Enslin, Brian Enslin, Kellie Hornberger, Chris (Summer) Lonergan, Scott (Michelle) Lonergan, Patrick (Sarah) Lonergan, Megan Lonergan; and three great-grandchildren; Caroline, Masen and Sarah Jane Hornberger. Warren was a graduate of Beaumont High School, Westminster College and Vanderbilt University Medical School. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta National Fraternity. After graduation from medical school, Warren entered the United States Army Air Force as a flight surgeon, serving in World War II in the 8th Air Force Bomber Command in Europe where he attained the rank of Lt. Colonel. He met his beloved wife Allene at Wright Patterson Field before being deployed to Europe. In 1945, he returned to St. Louis to establish a practice in internal medicine. He was on staff at Barnes Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital and Missouri Baptist Hospital. Warren closed his practice in 1990 and continued to practice medicine in a clinical setting until his retirement in 2000. Warren will be remembered as a dedicated, caring and patient centric physician who led his patients to better outcomes, an avid sportsman, scuba diver and swimmer, an engaging converstionalist, and a staunch defender of his Hippocratic Oath. This loving husband, father and physician will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2013