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September 26, 2013

William A. Warner Sr.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — William A. Warner Sr., 92, passed away at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

He was born on Oct. 10, 1920, in Pittsburgh.

William (Bill) Warner, son of Merrill and Sarah Warner, grew up and raised his family in the Conneautville area.

During his time in the Conneautville area he owned and operated the Warner Recreation bowling lanes; was employed by the railroad, Olds Cadillac in Meadville, Penn Furniture, Keystone Ordnance Works, Snyder Chair and the Conneautville Nursing Home.

In 1983, Bill and his wife, Marge, moved to Port Charlotte. Bill was employed as maintenance man for Sun Trust Bank and had a mowing business. He retired at the age of 73 in 1993.

Bill was an avid gardener, collector of trains, loved woodwork, carpentry, fishing and boating. He also enjoyed watching the Steelers, Nittany Lions, golf and racing. He had a great love for children and animals of all kinds. He always had a smile for the little ones.

He is survived by his loving bride of 69 years, Marge. Bill and Marge met when he was a patient and she was a student nurse. He is also survived by two sons, William (Bill) Jr. and wife, Cheryl, of Conneautville and Tom and wife, Wilma, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Cynthia of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Carolyn Johnson of North East; five grandchildren, Robin, Todd, April, Jason and Julie; and 10 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Brandi, Luke, Owen, Ally, Jacey, Mason, Abigail, Madison and MacKenzie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and two sisters.

Bill will be missed tremendously but will be remembered by all with fond and wonderful memories.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Port Charlotte, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and honorarium may be sent to Philanthropy Department, Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

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