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HAROLD L. WARNER

WARNER--Harold L., Jr., 100, died peacefully August 29, 2012 on Hilton Head Island, SC. Born in Brooklyn July 7, 1912 to Harold L. Warner and Nettie Van Deinse. He met his wife Winifred A. Ingraham in kindergarten at Brooklyn Friends School and married her in 1936. They lived in Northport, NY; Kansas City, MO; and Laurel Hollow, NY until her death in January 2007. Survived by daughter Mary Ann Putnam of Hilton Head, three grandsons (Jeffrey and Christopher of Minneapolis, MN and Jonathan of Washington D.C.) and six great-grandchildren (Ethan, Samuel, Eli, Sydney, Lindsey and Matthew). His son Thomas S. Warner predeceased him. Harold began his football, basketball and baseball career at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, all sports that he continued playing at Amherst College (class of 1934), serving as president of his class and captaining the football team as a senior. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1937 and began a 41 year legal career at Chadbourne and Parke in 1939 becoming a partner in 1960. He served as house counsel to TWA in Kansas City (1942-1958), arguing successfully on their behalf at the U.S. Supreme Court. In New York, he continued working with TWA and also represented the International Air Transport Association and The Air Transport Association. He loved his family, athletics, poetry (Dickinson, Frost, Burns, Shakespeare), telling jokes and reminiscing about his legal cases. A nephew put it best - Hal was a true Renaissance man. Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the would be greatly appreciated.


Published in The New York Times on Sept. 2, 2012
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