Larry (Lawrence) Omar Warner

September 29, 1939 - January 21, 2022


Larry (Lawrence) Omar Warner passed away peacefully with his family in attendance on the morning of January 21st, 2022. Heart issues looming since childhood, Larry lived a full life, beating the challenges of a failing heart until his death at age 82.

Larry was born to Alice and Omar Warner in 1939 in Springfield, Ohio. He was an only child, a happy child who loved to boat, swim, and fish with his family and friends and was often seen tooling around in his little MG.

In 1962, Larry worked a summer job at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. One day, while chatting up some folks at work, a quiet young lady approached and gently chastised him for sitting on her desk. Serendipity being what it is, that shy girl eventually became his wife, Carol. At the time of passing, they had been married for 57 years.

After Larry graduated from Ohio University and Carol from Ohio State, they lived and worked in Columbus. However, in 1974, Larry and Carol ran the border and settled in the Pittsburgh region—rural Hookstown, Pennsylvania, Beaver County—where they raised three children: Eric, Todd, and Kristen. In Pittsburgh, Larry worked in the then-burgeoning computer industry, a career from which he eventually retired. When they were ready to park the big red tractor in Hookstown, they moved to Zelienople (Cranberry), PA.

A great lover of the out-of-doors, Larry spent a great deal of time camping, canoeing, swimming, hunting, fishing, and riding horses. He was also passionate about photography. But what he enjoyed most was spending time with his family, a family who loves him so very dearly.

Larry led a life filled with love and curiosity and humor. Those who knew him well also remember a man with an enormous heart and always-curious mind, who was well known for lending a hand in a pinch to his friends and neighbors. He may have passed on, but he will never leave us, for he has left his thumbprint on all of our lives.

Larry is survived by his wife Carol; children Eric (Miharu), Todd (Monica), and Kristen (Sammy) Rocco; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Madison, Madeline, Gianna, and Samantha; beloved pup Brutus and cat Miss Kitty. Larry, always thinking about “what’s next” and in the interest of incrementally making the world a better place, has generously donated his body to medical research and study via the Humanity Gifts Registry with his ashes to eventually come back to his family. In lieu of flowers and gifts, Larry asks that a donation be made in his honor at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, or the Boy Scouts of America (both organizations that benefited from his many years as a volunteer), or any charitable organization of your choosing.

A memorial will be held at a later date yet to be determined.

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  • Pastor Larry F Mort

    Carol and family,

    So sorry to hear the news of Larry’s death. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless,
    Pastor Mort

  • William J Hester

    You are missed

  • Jack Hutslar

    Larry and I were classmates since elementary school. Nice guy. I am going to make a donation to the SHS Scholarships Fund in his name. Our sympathy goes out to the Warner family … jack

  • John Beitsinger

    It has been our fortune to have known this most gentle and loving soul.
    Michele & Jack Beitsinger

 

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