David M. Warner, 89, of Youngsville, Pa, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at the Rouse Warren Co. Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born November 1, 1931 in Youngsville to the late Donald and Eva (Stickles) Warner. Dave graduated from Youngsville High School in 1951, where he excelled at Football and Basketball. Dave served in the US Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean War. He served aboard the USS North Hampton. When he returned from the Navy, he met the love of his life, Shirley Groves Warner, whom he married December 1, 1956 in Irvine. Dave worked at the National Forge for 38 years as chief chemist.
He was a member of the St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church where he served as Past Council Member, Finance Council, Eucharist Minister, Liturgy Committee, Usher and was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. He was also a member of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658 the Youngsville Men’s golf league at Maplehurst and Mt. Hope in Titusville. Dave and Benny Muczynski were co-founders of the St. Luke’s Chicken Bar-b-Que. He was also a huge supporter of all YHS sport programs.
In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by his 2 daughters, Kimberly (Troy) Mcfate and Lisa (Robert) Rose; 3 granddaughters, Krystal (Andy) Mummolo, Kelly (Dan) Sullivan, Karissa (Nic) McKinney; a grandson, David DJ Rose; his great grandsons, Johnathan, Evan, Finley, Ian and Maverick; his great granddaughters, Lilly, Addie and Gianna; a sister, Jeanne Johnson and several nieces and nephews.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in-law Kenneth Johnson and his mother-in-law Ruth Groves Bull.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 22, at 11 am at St. Luke’s RC Church, 420 N. Main St., Youngsville, Pa 16371 with the Rev. Fr. Stephen Schreiber, pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church in Warren, serving as Celebrant. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service in the gathering space. Burial will follow in Youngsville Cemetery with full military honors by Youngsville’s American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be made to Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St. Warren, PA 16365 or to the Youngsville Vol. Fire Dept.
The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.