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Loren Oakley Warner
1925 - 2012
CHARLESTON, SC - Loren "Larry" Warner, 87, of Charleston, passed away on June 22, 2012, at the home of his daughter, Gail Mattix, with whom he lived.
Born in Perkinstown, Wisc., Jan. 5, 1925, Larry was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Pat Warner, parents, Raymond and Nina Warner, brother, Raymond Warner and sister, Bea Tippelt.
Larry graduated from Wilmington, Del. High School, and enlisted thereafter. He met Pat while they were both serving in the Navy during World War II. Larry completed his teaching certificate June 2, 1950, at Taylor County Normal School, Medford, Wisc. and taught for several years with the Westboro Wisconsin School District. He later moved his family to Glendale, Mass. Larry earned an Engineering Technician Certificate Jan. 1, 1965, through The General Electric Co., where he worked in the GE Ordinance Department until his retirement. He was a long-standing volunteer with the Glendale, Mass. Fire Department, and a member and Past Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge, Stockbridge, Mass.
Larry is survived by his daughters, LorynaLee Siok of Pittsfield, Mass., Joanne Levine of Gt. Barrington, Mass., Gail Mattix of Charleston, S.C., and son, Kevin Warner (Dawn) of Peru, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; niece, NonaRae Mayer (Erv) of Neenah, Wisc.; nephews and cousins, and others who touched his life: Steven (Barb) Mattix, Larry and Kathy Carmel, Betsy Warner, Harlow and Marilyn Schwartz, Rita Warner (Rodney) and the many foster children who were entrusted into Larry and Pat's care. Larry greatly enjoyed traveling. His most recent adventures included a cruise to Cozumel, a Feb. 2011 trip to Wisc. to visit with close relatives, several trips to Idaho to visit grandchildren, and a Sept., 2011 driving tour of Wyoming and Colorado.
MEMORIAL NOTICE: Entombment will be at the Veteran's Cemetery, Agawam, Mass. In lieu of a wake, service, and flowers, it was Larry's wish that memorial donations be made to Williams High School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 916, Stockbridge, MA 01262 or to Beacon Hospice who provided exemplary comfort and service to Larry and daughter, Gail; 501 Wando Park Blvd. Ste 100, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 25, 2012
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