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EAST FISHKILL - John McCrillis Warneck, 71, a resident of Hillside Lake since 1981 and formerly of Cold Spring, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Elant at Wappingers Falls.
Born in Gallipolis, OH on November 6, 1942, he was the son of the late John Loweth Warneck and Virginia Carter. John received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and proudly served our country in the US Army Reserves. He was employed as a Textile Stylist for Cherokee Textiles in New York City. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Poughkeepsie and was very involved with Boy Scout Troop #2609.
An avid New York Yankee fan, John was also a great hobbyist and artist. He made teddy bears and enjoyed leatherwork, quilting, knitting and needlework. He also made delicious chocolates and bread. John pursued studies of Native American history, and also designed headwear, beaded vests and leggings.
On June 25, 1966 in Bethel, ME, John married Jewel "Judy" Bean who survives at home. He is also survived by his children, Amy Wade and her husband William of Hillside Lake, Robert J. Warneck of Poughkeepsie and Scott Warneck of Hyde Park; his grandchildren, Garrett, Mara, A.J. and Justin; his brother, Robert T. Warneck; his brother-in-law, Carter "Larry" Bean; his sister-in-law, Ginevra "Fifi" Salway; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Carter Warneck; his sister-in-law, Tirzah "Terry" Cooney; and his brother-in-law, Caleb "Cal" Bean.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 17, from 2 - 3 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route82, Hopewell Junction with a funeral service at 3 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Scientist (138 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4934), the Disabled American Veterans (200 Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563) or Lakota Sioux Indian School (P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325).
For driving directions, online condolences or memorial donations, please visit John's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
895 Route 82 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Apr. 11 to Apr. 13, 2014