Ronald was born in Sayre, PA on July 28th, 1932, son of Lester & Florence Warner. He passed from this existence on May 19th peacefully at home after a year-long battle with colorectal cancer. He would want for us to pass on to all who read this to get a colonoscopy early! It would have made a difference in his life. Ron was always an active person with his family, work & sports. Most importantly, he was a wonderful family provider & dearly loved his high-school sweetheart, Dolores Whyte-Warner. Together they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. He lived his life to the fullest; a true sports fan of horse racing, car racing & golf. He himself played football & basketball, raced cars, coached softball, bowled & golfed. At the young age of 70, he got his first hole in one at Fox Hollow GC on the 130-yard eighth hole with an 8 iron; and it was published in the newspaper! He was a 30 year member of Littleton Elks #1650 where he was a Trustee & gave back tremendously to his community through his involvement with the annual pig roast & other fundraisers. He created so many fond memories with his Elk buddies and many golfer friends (the Hermann group). All of you were so good at providing emotional support via regular phones calls & cards. As for making a living, he worked many odd jobs for his mother who owned a grocery store & laundromat in Sayre & then for the Sayre Water Co. & the Lehigh PA Railroad. He was educated as a mechanical engineer & plant manager. He worked for Hardinge (25 years) & then Storage Technology (17 years) where he was an innovator of manufacturing techniques & received many patents. He is survived by his wife Dolores, sisters-Janice Martz (Bluffton, SC) & Joanne Luker Jr. (Odessa, TX). Children-Michael Warner (Dallas, TX), Yvonne Quintana (Robert; Templeton, CA), Kathy Morgenstern (Thornton, CO), Mark Warner (Debbie; Gillett, PA) & Michelene Warner (Tony; Fort Collins, CO). He also has 8 grandchildren, 8 great granddaughters, 3 great grandsons & 1 great great grandson. At Ron's request, there will be no public memorial services; his family will hold private gatherings & his ashes will be scattered at a few special places. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the friends, family, church groups, Dr. Santosh Nandi, Charlotte Popovich, RN, Dr. Kenneth Atkinson & our team at Agape Hospice Services for the tremendous love & support.
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Published in Denver Post on May 23, 2013