Warren G. Cormier(1921 - 2013)

Cormier, Warren G. 10/11/1921 ~ 09/14/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Capt. Warren George Cormier, 91, was born in Sutton, Massachusetts, but called San Diego his home since first coming here with the Navy in the 40's. Warren enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and served on the legendary USS Marblehead with the U.S. Asiatic Fleet during the beginning of WWII. He proudly served our country during WWII, the Korean War, and continued to serve with the Navy Reserves as an officer, giving a total of 40 years of service when he retired as Captain in 1980. In 1996, he was named Honorary Admiral, U.S. Asiatic Fleet by Secretary of the Navy, John Dalton. During his reserve years he also worked for the San Diego City Schools for over 25 years as a teacher, counselor and administrator. In addition to this, he worked as an Inspector with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service from which he also retired. He loved his fellow Veterans and helped establish the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park in 1989. He was also the Co-Founder of the Memorial Day events at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and humbly served there for over 12 years. He was passionate about service and was involved with over 40 community groups over the course of his life. He served in leadership roles with such groups as Navy League, Holiday Bowl, Naval Reserve Association, Reserve Officers Association, Hellenic Cultural Society and was still attending his beloved groups such as the MOWW, MOAA, Hammer Club and Wolf Pack until he passed away. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Jo, and his children that he was very proud of, Michelle (Bill) Locko, Maria (Jerry) Provencher, Greg Cormier, Mike (Heather) Cormier, and their Godson Russell Block. He is loved by ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial Trisagion service will be held at Clairemont Mortuary on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. A funeral will be held at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Armed Services YMCA, in honor of Capt. Warren G. Cormier, 3293 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124.
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Published in U-T San Diego on Sept. 24, 2013