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Charles Elias Warner Jr.

March 16, 1928 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 90)
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Charles Elias Warner Jr. passed away peacefully in his lifelong family home surrounded by family on Sat. January 19, 2019, at the age of 90. He was predeceased by many siblings; Albert and his wife Faith; Richard and his wife Esther; Walter and his wife Lula; Lawrence; Doris and her husband Everett; Mary and her husband Jesse; and Winifred and her husband Robert.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Shirley Lindsey Warner; three children: daughter Beverly and Reverend Paul Sickler; son Charles and Sandra Warner; son Steven and Carrie Warner; grandchildren: Lisa, Lyndsey, Shannon, Kimberly, Nathan, Adam, Michaela, and Yasmine; and several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one brother Gordon and Marjorie Warner, sister-in-law Dorothy Warner, sister-in-law Dolores and Gene Bunts, and brother-in-law David and Jeanne Lindsey. Charles was born on March 16, 1928, at his family farm on Thorn Hill, where he resided for his entire life. He attended the one-room Doraville Schoolhouse and graduated Harpursville Central School. He was employed for many years by Grand Union Supermarkets as a meat cutter and manager, while also working and maintaining the family farm. Charles was an active member in the Pilgrim Holiness Church for many years; serving as Sunday school teacher and superintendent, youth leader, and secretary. Charles had many passions throughout his life. The top of this list was his family. Camping every year with his children and grandchildren in the Adirondacks was a tradition started in the 1950s. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, farming, fishing, and hiking. He also enjoyed traveling and fulfilled a lifelong dream with his wife to travel across the country. In his spare time, Charles spent a lot of time writing poems and keeping a journal.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to good friends and neighbor Asa and Connie Younes for their help and support.

Funeral Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville on Thurs. at 3 p.m.  Rev. Gordon Warner Jr. will officiate.  Burial will be in Knox Cemetery, Ouaquaga in the spring.  The family will receive friends at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home on Thurs. from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to service.  Online condolences may be made at:

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