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John Warner

Friday, March 15, 2013 - Updated: 4:31 PM

March 12, 2013

When John Warner was very young, he and his family lived on Prospect Terrace in Altamont, NY. Just down the street was a large warehouse filled with burlap sacks of feed for farm animals. On one occasion John came home carrying a large, poisoned rat. He brought it indoors, held it on his lap, and tried to comfort it while it died.

His boyhood family always had at least one cat. Regularly while John sat in front of a TV, watching Bonanza's Hoss Cartwright or something similar, the cat would rest on the back of his chair licking John's scalp. Many Warner cats did this; no other family member was ever the recipient of this luxurious experience.

John's professional life was spent with the New York State Division for Youth. Hundreds of boys, because of John's example and his work, came to believe, if only for a time, that life was not as cruel, unfair, sinister, and hopeless as they had once thought it to be.

John died on Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013, in St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, NY. Members of his family and special friends sat in a circle around his bed as his last moments and breaths arrived and departed.

His survivors include: his daughter, Elizabeth Warner and her husband Graham Moore, of Bennington VT, and their two children Jackson and Chloe; his son Jon Warner and Jon's wife Leah, who are expecting their first child, of Schuylerville, NY; and his two brothers Gavin and David, of Altamont. He leaves behind many dear friends in Altamont and in the Amsterdam area, where he lived for many years.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, March 16th at 12:30pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Altamont. A reception for family and friends will follow. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

www.fredendallfuneralhome.com.

     

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