George F. Warner

Warner, George F. CASTLETON George F. Warner, born January 18, 1926, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at St. Peter's Hospice with his beloved wife Rosemary and his family at his side. Sur vivors include his children Karen (James) Dom-browski and George (Monica) Warner; seven grand children, Caitlin, Matthew, Mary Beth, David, Peter (Christine), Michael, Paul; and one great-grandson, Ian. Raised in Jersey City, N.J., he served his country as a member of the 417th Regiment, 76th (Onaway) Division in World War II. A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and the Siegfried Line, his service included three campaign stars (Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe) and a Combat Infantry Badge. On occasion, he would mention that he was a on a troop ship bound for the invasion of Japan when World War II ended, providing him a second chance at life. He lived that second chance to its fullest. Married in 1950, he and Rosemary had just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to Castleton. There they started and raised their family. He work at Dorn's Lumber, was a builder, and drove for Ft. Ann Express. More importantly, he always strove to take care of his family with a never ending work ethic and instilled the need for education and to always learn into his family and his grandchildren. One of his happiest times was that of a grandfather. He was active and engaged with his grandchildren, spending as much time as possible with them and helped greatly to raise them. Friends are invited to his calling hours Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 at Ray Funeral Home, 59 Seaman Ave, Castleton, NY 12033. Burial with military honors will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY 12871. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the - Northeastern New York Chapter in memory of George Warner.

Published in Albany Times Union from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2012