G ranville – Edward K. Warner, age 87, passed away on Monday, May 21, at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in North Granville.
Ed was born on June 8, 1924, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of Harry K and Edna (LeBreque) Warner.
He lived in Bridgeport with his parents and two siblings until he was 7 years old. Then the family moved to Pawlet, Vt. Ed grew up a child of the Great Depression. Ed attended Spanktown School for his elementary and middle school education and transferred to Granville High School in the fall of 1938, from which he graduated in June of 1942.
Very shortly after graduation Ed moved back to Connecticut and worked in a machine shop making WWII war materials. In March of 1943, he quit his job and went into the U.S. Army under voluntary induction. Though not serving in the front lines, Ed was stationed north of London, England, where he worked in the107th General Hospital. Ed obtained the rank of sergeant. In July of 1945, he sailed back to the U.S. on the Queen Mary, his being one of the first outfits to return to the States, they returned to a heroes’ reception to the shouts of hundreds of supporters.
Upon his return, Ed found employment and in early 1948, he also found his first wife, Angeline Ceraldi. They married in 1949. Two years later, Ed began working at Telescope Casual Furniture in Granville. He was employed there as a credit manager until his retirement in 1984. He was very proud of holding the same job for 33 consecutive years.
He and Angie had four children. Ed and Angie lived a wonderful life, raising their family in a wonderful small town. Angie became ill and died within a short time. Ed was devastated.
While feeling that he could no longer go on without his companion of 33 years he was blessed to meet Lois Haviland. It was Ed’s joy and good fortune to be the recipient of the love of not one but two wonderful women. He married Lois in August of 1983. They shared these many years of love and joy.
Ed and Lois moved to Munson Drive where Ed began his reign as the “mayor of Munson Drive”.
Ed was a very social person with many friends throughout the area. He was an avid card player, which he did with a select group of friends on a regular basis. Ed also enjoyed fishing, particularly the Mettowee. This was something he enjoyed doing with his son Tom. All of Ed’s children and their families brought him peace and joy. He was fortunate that they all lived within a close proximity and he appreciated that immensely.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Angeline (Ceraldi) Warner, his brother James and his sister Betty Spence. Survivors are his wife of 28 years, Lois (Place) Warner, his children: Richard Warner and his wife Mary, and Jeffrey and his wife Judy, all of Granville; Thomas and his wife Jacqueline of Latham; and Angela Margiotta and her husband Gerard of Coxsackie. Ed was blessed with eight grandchildren: Jessica, Bryan, Wendy, Lynn, Sarah, Kelly, Matthew and Gabrielle, as well as five great-grandchildren: Angeline, Jane, Tristin, Kassidy and Abigail. Also surviving are two nieces; Corinne Keller and her husband Robert of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sharon Undal of Wells, Vt., and a nephew David and his companion Reni of Fla. Though Ed loved the aforementioned family members with the greatest of love, a special place in his heart was filled with his love of Mindy, his canine companion.
A funeral service was held on Friday, May 25 at the South Granville Congregational Church with the Rev. Robert Flower officiating, with burial in the Mettowee Cemetery in Pawlet, Vt.
It was Ed’s wish to have memorial contributions be made to the South Granville Church Roofing Fund, 7179 Route 149, Granville, NY 12832.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, NY.