MAYVILLE - Albert T. Warner, 83, born July 7, 1930, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Erie Veterans Administration Hospice Unit, Erie, Pa. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict. After being discharged honorably in July 1950, he met and married the love of his life, Jean Tanner Warner, on Oct. 21, 1950.
Albert resided at Mayville, N.Y., for many years with Jean until he lost her on Sept. 19, 2010. Since she chose to donate her body to the University at Buffalo, her ashes will now be laid to rest with Albert, together again after nearly 60 years of marriage.
Albert lived a full life, filled with much joy and many sorrows. He lost his right arm in a farming accident while working for Reed Sales Stables in Sherman N.Y., when he was only 32 years of age, but then with the support of his wife and family, he purchased a farm in Sherman, where they raised their family of seven children. He also worked at several additional positions outside the dairy farm, including the Portage Hill Ski Center, Jamestown Airport and Chautauqua County building and grounds department in Mayville, N.Y., which he retired from.
Albert was a lifetime member of the Mayville Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Mayville Fire Department. He loved playing bingo and made many friends at the games.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Pearl Lewis Warner; brothers: Milo, Roy, Charles, Gordon and Harold Warner; sister, Bessie Reed King; and two granddaughters: Heather and Tiffany Farnham (Feb. 28, 1973).
He is survived by his seven children: Susan (Lester) Yokom, Ripley, N.Y., Linda (Howard Frost) Baldwin, Cindy (Rick) Miller, both in Mayville, N.Y., Sandy (Mitch) Farnham, Stockton, N.Y., Patty Karges Collins, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Robert (Carmen) Warner, Westfield, N.Y., and William (Amy) Warner, Sherman, N.Y. He is also survived by sisters and brothers: Phyllis Newman, Sherman, N.Y., Sharon (Morris) Cobb, Stockton N.Y., George Warner, Florida, and Clifford Warner, Hartfield, N.Y. He also leaves 18 grandchildren: Belinda, Becky, Wayne, Shanda, Sunny, Ricky, Katelynn, Meghan, Mallory, Tabitha, Ryan, Taryn, Joel, Robert, Crystal, Albert, Billy and Hayley. Albert was also blessed with 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, all of who provided many joys and memories for him. He was also blessed with many other family and friends who provided support throughout his life.
Family and friends may call at Freay Funeral Home, 139 S. Erie St., Mayville N.Y., on Sunday, April 6 from 1-4 p.m. A private family burial will be held.
Memorials may be made to the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice Unit, 135 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16504.