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DORSET -- Beverly Walden Warner, retired executive with CPC International, died peacefully Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in Manchester with his daughters by his side. He was 90.

He was born Nov. 12, 1916, in Hackensack, N.J., the eldest child of Frederick Thorne Warner of Teaneck, N.J., and Dorset, and Madeleine Katherine Walden.

Mr. Warner attended the Dwight Englewood School in New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton University in 1937 and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1949.

Mr. Warner joined the manufacturing operations of Corn Products Refining Company in Argo, Illinois, in 1937. Joining the international division in the 1950s, Mr. Warner and his family lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunningdale, England and Bruxelles, Belgium. In 1966 he was promoted to executive vice president with responsibility for the international operations of the food producer and processor, Corn Products Company. Mr. Warner was elected to the board of directors in 1967. He retired from CPC International Inc. in 1978. Mr. Warner also served on the board of directors of Bank of America Corporation during the 1970’s as well as Worthen Industries of Nashua, N.H., maker of industrial adhesives. Mr. Warner was a member of the board of trustees of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, a sea wilderness program, from 1975-1980 and its chairman of the board from 1976 to 1979. He continued his involvement becoming a member of the corporation from 1981 until 2005.

Mr. Warner was a resident of Greenwich, Conn., from the 1950’s until 1977 and was a member of the Round Hill Club and Stanwich Country Club. Mr. Warner was also a resident of Naples, Fla., from the 1960’s until 2007 and was a member of the Port Royal Club, Hole in the Wall Golf Club, Naples Yacht Club and the Wilderness Country Club.

He resided in Port Royal, where he kept his sailboat Tigress, and later resided at the Wilderness. Following retirement, Mr.Warner returned to his residence in Dorset and in 1979 purchased Mountain Weavers, a table top woven napery business, which he relocated to Dorset, and operated until its sale in 1986.

An avid golfer, Mr. Warner had been a member of the Dorset Field Club since 1953 as well as the Ekwanok Country Club. When he wasn’t on the putting green he was puttering in his woodworking shop making furniture and trivets for friends and family.

Mr. Warner’s daughter, Anne Walden Warner, was a reporter for the Manchester Journal and the Bennington Banner.

”Waldy” as he was known, had a love for the sea and sailing. He and his brother, “T-boy,” spent many summers sailing a Zip and a Manchester named Tigress at the Sachems Head Yacht Club of Guilford, Conn., summer home to his grandparents, Ernest Beverly Walden and Madeleine Kalbfleisch Walden; his mother, Katherine Walden Warner, and her siblings, Eleanor Walden, Elizabeth Walden Fisher and Daniel Treadwell Walden.

Mr. Warner’s father, Frederick T. Warner, graduated from Cornell and the Webb Naval Institute at Glen Cove, Long Island, with a degree in naval architecture. After World War I he became a residential architect playing a critical role in the planning of Teaneck, N.J., from 1926 to 1938, devising an innovative mixed -use village of “storybook” houses, garden apartments and shops. Other notable projects included McCulloch Place in Haworth, N.J., built in the 1950’s as well as a colonial village in Bloomfield, N.J.. He designed the home for former Bankers Trust Chairman, Seward Prosser, on East Palisades Avenue in Englewood, N.J.; and for Thomas W. Lamont, of JP Morgan, he designed a home on the Hudson River in Palisades, N.J., which became known as Torrey Cliff and was later donated to Columbia University for the Lamont Geological Observatory on Route 9W. Frederick T. Warner died in Bennington.

Mr. Warner leaves his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Snare Warner of Dorset; two daughters, Lynne Averill of San Francisco and Anne Linville of New York City and Guilford, Conn.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His brother, Frederick T. Warner lives in Advance, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to the Outward Bound Maine Sea Program, in care of Brewster Funeral Home, 34 Park Place, Manchester, VT 05255. Friends are invited to join the family to celebrate Waldy’s life, Saturday, July 28, at the Dorset Inn in Dorset, from noon to 2 p.m. Brewster Funeral Service in Manchester has been entrusted with Mr. Warner’s arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 23, 2007
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