Charles Robert "Bob" Warner

March 10, 1931 - March 28, 2022
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Charles Robert “Bob” Warner passed peacefully on March 28, 2022, at the age of ninety-one.

Born March 10, 1931, at New Philadelphia, he graduated from New Philadelphia High in 1949, served as Sergeant in the Marines during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, and then graduated Kent State University in 1957.

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Charles Robert “Bob” Warner passed peacefully on March 28, 2022, at the age of ninety-one.

Born March 10, 1931, at New Philadelphia, he graduated from New Philadelphia High in 1949, served as Sergeant in the Marines during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, and then graduated Kent State University in 1957.

After college, a blind date organized by his good friend Jack Burrows introduced the self-proclaimed bachelor to the love of his life, Louise Anna Ondo, who he married August 4, 1962.

He had four children and gave them all a magical childhood when he, his sister Dorothy and brother Tom purchased a piece of land with a small cabin, some camping trailers and a lake at Myers Hollow near Gnadenhutten that became known as “the farm.” Summers there were spent swimming in the lake, catching fish, roasting marshmallows, riding a hay wagon piled with cousins and telling stories around a campfire. Every fall, he and his buddies would hunt deer on the property, a big buck being as elusive as Ahab’s great white whale.

Bob ultimately had three careers, first retiring from General Motors Terex Division at Hudson, Ohio, then as a custom homebuilder with Storrie Homes, New Philadelphia where he developed southside farmland into the Springhill neighborhood, and finally at the AAMCO Distribution Center, New Philadelphia.

An accomplished woodworker like his father, the homes of his family and friends are filled with his many projects including grandfather clocks, coffee tables, chess boards and picture frames. He joked that he only needed another 10,000 or so to justify the cost of the tools.

“Always willing to help” was printed next to his photo in his high school yearbook and he was known to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He was often making small repairs, doing odd jobs or yardwork for friends or neighbors. Over the years, he volunteered his time with the Lions Club, the Homebuilder’s Association, Towpath Treaders, and Hospice.

On nearly every Saturday, he would attend evening mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, pausing out front afterward to catch up with relatives.

Sunday mornings, you’d find him drinking coffee and listening to his favorite jazz records, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, or Diana Krall and reading the paper with Louise by his side

A devoted husband, Bob became Louise’s constant caretaker during her long battle with Alzheimer’s. When it was clear she needed more help, he dutifully followed her to Park Village Southside so she wouldn’t be there alone. After she died December 5th, 2020, his own health began to fail.

Bob is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Storrie, Carol Warner, Elizabeth “Liz” Cardani; his children, Wendy (James) Stucin of Dover, Brett (Bob Bennett) Warner of Columbus, Julie (Tony) Miccichi of Atlanta, Leslie Warner of New Philadelphia and grandchildren, Andrew Stucin (Kayla Kendro) of North Canton, Kaely (James) Kline of New Philadelphia, and Miles, Blake, and Brady Miccichi of Atlanta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar & Margaret Warner, siblings, Richard Warner, John Warner, Mary Johnson, Tom Warner, and his wife and soulmate Louise.

Linn-Hert Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia will handle cremation followed by a funeral mass at Sacred Heart in New Philadelphia at 10 am on Friday, May 13, 2022, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery, New Philadelphia. Those wishing to honor his memory are encouraged to donate to Community Hospice at www.myhospice.org.

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Service Information

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022

Time: 11:15 am

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: March 10, 1931
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Janie Jones posted on 4/16/22

I extend my sympathy to the family. Bob was one of the finest gentleman I had the pleasure of knowing. He and Louise served with me at Hospice. He became our handyman, making the rounds and keeping things working. I loved his smile and his laugh. Rest in peace good and faithful servant. Janie Jones

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 4/15/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Charles Robert Warner, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Charles Robert Warner, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Robin Smitley posted on 4/13/22

Such a kind gentleman! He was one of my bosses when I worked Aamco. He was a very very nice man!

 

Jeff Triplett posted on 4/13/22

I had the pleasure to work with Bob for many years at AAMCO. Considered him s friend and a mentor. Bob helped me pick a lot to build our house on back in 1992. Bob was my go to when it was time each year to shape my two sons Pinewood Derby cars. We always had the best looking cars. RIP Bob.

 

Carolyn Cua Vaughn posted on 4/13/22

To All the Warner Family of Bob, So very sorry for your loss of a great man and neighbor of ours....He and his wife and family were our neighbors for quite a few yrs. and he was just a fun and nice and friendly friend.....Thinking of you all ....RIP Bob.....

 

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