Bert J. Warrick, age 82 years, of Sylvania, Ohio and Ft. Myers, Florida passed away June 27, 2014. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he was a 1950 graduate of DeVilbiss High School.
Bert was chosen and inducted into the DeVilbiss High School Hall of Fame in 1989 for his outstanding high school athletic career in both track and football. In track, he set a district record in the 220 yard low hurdles and won district high and low hurdles, as well as anchoring a district mile relay team which finished 6th in state. He was a running back in football earning a slot on the All City Team. Still remembered today by many for his impressive football accomplishments, which earned him a full scholarship at the University of Toledo, he earned both a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a doctor of jurisprudence degree. Many years later, he worked with Jerry Keil doing the color of UT football on WSPD.
Bert practiced law in Toledo until his retirement in 2003. He had experience in civil and criminal trial practice, as well as representation of numerous small business organizations. He utilized his engineering background as well as legal by serving as Law Director for Walbridge, Northwood, and Oregon over a period of several years. He was the President of the Lucas County Title Insurance Agency, beginning in 1992.
Bert met the love of his life, Audrey, on a ski trip in 1967. They were married May 1968. Having shared 46 wonderful years together, Bert and Audrey enjoyed traveling quite extensively together with Bert's highlight being their trip to his ancestral home of Ireland. Over the past 20 years, they had visited over 26 countries and many areas of the United States.
Bert enjoyed working in the garden, reading, skiing, and especially golf. He was a long time member of the Toledo Ski Club and a past president. He was a member of Highland Meadows Golf Club, serving two terms on the Board of Directors. Most recently, he also enjoyed golf as a member of Olde Hickory Golf Club in Ft. Myers, Florida where Bert and Audrey shared a retreat through the months of winter. He was a member of the UT Law Alumni, UT Rocket Club, Downtown Coaches Association, Toledo Museum of Art, and Sylvania United Church of Christ.
Of Bert's numerous accomplishments and varied activities, he was most proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with his sons and grandchildren. An annual Father's Day tradition was a golf outing at Highland Meadows Golf Club with his sons, Mike and Tim, followed by a family cookout out at home which included his nephew, Jason Deibler and wife, Lori. This past Father's Day will likely be most cherished in our memories, for we were all together happy, healthy, and most celebratory for Bert's improving stamina having recovered from cancer 5 years prior. Whether chasing 2 year old Ariel down the hallway or chatting about school or throwing a nerf ball with 7 year old Paul, Bert's many grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye. They adored him greatly and will miss him dearly.
Bert is survived by his wife, Audrey; his sons, Mike (Sansa) and Tim (Sharon); grandchildren, Ariel Clouse (Chris), Paul, Hannah, Levia, Semira, and Talya; great-grandchildren, Zaine and Elijah; nephew, Jason (Lori) Diebler; sister and brother-in-law, Diana and Stan Norman; niece, Darcy Anderson.
His life will be celebrated at Sylvania United Church of Christ on Wednesday, July 9. Visitation will be there from 10 to 11 a.m., with services at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Flower Hospital Ebeid Hospice or the National Autism Association. Online condolences may be offered to Bert's family at
Published in Toledo Blade on July 1, 2014
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