David B. Warner
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David Brian Moses Warner passed away on Thursay, May 13, 2010, at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He spent his last days under the loving care of his family after a two year battle with cancer.
He was born on January 9, 1955, in San Jose, California, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph J. Warner.
He married Miss Patrice Overton on October 12, 1975, and to this union were born three sons and two daughters. He was a faithful husband and a loving father.
He leaves to mourn him his wife of 35 years; his five children and their spouses, Christopher and Katy Warner, Michael and Rebecca Miller, Christopher and Bethany Wingate, Ben-David Warner, and Elliott Warner; his mother, Diane; his siblings, Deborah, Sterling, Colleen, and Kevin; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph, and his brother, Scott.
He served as an academic administrator and teacher for over 30 years. He earned his doctorate through Maryvale Institute in conjunction with Greyfriars, Oxford, and played a key role in the pioneering or renewal of 20 different Christian liberal arts schools and university programs, libraries, and catechetical institutes. He started as teacher and principal at Covenant Community School in Santa Rosa, California, from 1979 until 1986. He taught at Franciscan University in Ohio and Austria from 1988 until 1995, was Director of adult education in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado from 1995 until 2001, and served as Academic Dean at Ave Maria College in Nicaragua. His final post was President of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy (OLSWA), Barry's Bay, Ontario.
He was a scholar, a skilled tradesman, a musician, and an athlete. He spent his life in the pursuit of truth. With unfailing optimism and unselfish teaching he inspired his students, friends, and family to live their lives in the light of Truth. He will be deeply missed.
A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2010, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Burial will follow the funeral at the family cemetery.
Contact Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville.
Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Friends of OLSWA, P.O. Box 1036, State College, PA 16804.
Published in the Daily Progress on May 21, 2010