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Glenn Theodore "Ted" Warner, 86, of Rockland, died at his home on Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born October 20, 1932 in Oil City to the late John G. and Nellie (Carbaugh) Warner.
He attended Rockland High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army and serving during the Korean Conflict.
Ted was a member of the Rockland Volunteer Fire Department, the Rockland Sportsman Club, Oil City Eagles Club, and the Western Pennsylvania Field Trial Association.
He was a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Rockland United Methodist Church, where he drove the Sunday school bus.
Ted enjoyed training and racing his coon dogs, hunting, fishing, square dancing, vegetable gardening, and Moto cross racing with his grandsons. He enjoyed watching studio wrestling, Steelers football, and western movies; and listening to Polka music.
Mr. Warner was employed for many years as a machinist for both C.P.T. and Joy Manufacturing.
He was married in Oil City on March 31, 1956 to the former Ruth E. Burch, and she preceded him in death on July 16, 2017. Ted was a loving husband and caregiver to his wife during her lengthy illness.
Surviving are four children: Robert D. Warner, Sr. and his wife Michelle of Petrolia, Cheryl Shay and her husband Joseph of Kelso, Washington, Alan Warner of Petrolia, and Jeffrey Warner and his wife Deborah of Knox; eleven grandchildren: Alicia Coulombe, Joshua Warner, Joey, Jacob, and Soren Shay, Justin, and Tyler Warner, Benjamin and Claire Warner, and Michael and Jessica Warner; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, John "Jack" Warner and his wife Karen, of Oil City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Mark and Michael Warner; two grandsons, Tobias Shay and Robert Warner, Jr.; a great-grandson, Zachariah Tobias Warner; a sister, Doris Mae Umstead; and three brothers, Harold Warner, Donald "Dutch" Warner, and Richard "Dick" Warner.
Friends and family will be received Wednesday (Dec. 5) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township, and from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 6) in the Seneca United Methodist Church, 196 East State Road, Seneca. The funeral service will be held in the church Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. William E. Hastings, church pastor, officiating.
Interment with full military honors accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard will follow in Rockland Cemetery, Kennerdell.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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