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Robert Donald Warnick, 86, of Valley St, Cumberland, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV.
Born November 8, 1929 in Jere, WV, he was the son of the late Harry Gilbert and Ida Ann (Cummings) Warnick. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eillen (Clarke) Warnick, his brothers, Richard, Edward, and Gilbert Sr., and a sister, Mildred Harrison. He was the last survivor of his immediate family.
Bob’s family moved to Piedmont, WV in 1933. He attended Bruce High School. At seventeen years old he joined the United States Army and was stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico. He discharged and joined the National Guard from 1948 to 1949. He reenlisted back in the Army in 1949 through 1952. He served with the 555 FABN 5th Regiment Combat Team in Hawaii. He served in Korea with the 24th Division invasion of Mason Seal Prison Hill 105. Bob was wounded two times and received a purple heart, bronze cluster, Korea service ribbon and marksmanship for M1 rifle.
Bob was a Master Mason and member of Potomac Lodge #100, a 32nd Scottish Rite, a member of Ali-Ghan Shrine, the Dessert Legion, the Legion of Medal Honor, the McKinley Chapter #12 Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Cumberland American Legion Post #13.
He was employed at Queen City Brewery for 18 years, and the United States Postal Service for 19 ½ years where he retired. He loved to stay at his camp with his wife and fish and spend time with his friends. Bob was a proud veteran and mason.
He leaves behind his niece and nephew, Debbie and Mel Crites, where he lived before going the VA Center, a great niece, Shelly Warnick, two kids he called his grandkids, Ricky Alexander Jr. and Taylor Alexander. He is also survived by his nieces, Darlene Shreves, Terri Ours, nephew, Eddie Warnick (Frances), his step children, Susie Titis, Shirley Corbin, and James Clark, several step grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. Potomac Lodge #100 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 1:00 PM, with Rev. Gary Rankin officiating.
Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, with military honors accorded at graveside by Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
The family would like to extend thanks to Western Maryland Health System Hospice and the Veterans Administration PCU in Martinsburg, WV for all of the care and help Bob received through this hard time. You are truly a gift from God.
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