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J. Philip Warner American Veteran

J. Philip “Phil” Warner, 75 of Findlay went to meet his Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Phil was born on April 1, 1937, in Findlay to H. Morris and Ruth E. (Foster) Warner. Phil graduated from Findlay High School in 1955 and attended Findlay College, majoring in business. Phil proudly served in the 148th Infantry, U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years and 2 years in the Army Reserves. Phil married Rosalind (Wasson) Warner on May 21, 1960, and they lived very happily together for 52 years. Phil worked at Findlay Paint Company as Assistant Manager for 4 years. Phil also worked at Sears in Findlay, where he served as department manager of paint, electrical, hardware, and home improvement over his tenure of 22 years. Phil retired in 1985, and moved to Florida with Rose and Jason. Phil worked in Florida for Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Dunedin, Florida for 15 years, retiring in 2008.

Phil was a right half back with Findlay High School. He coached Pee-Wee Midget Football and also assisted with the Youth Baseball Program. His favorite football teams were Florida State, Ohio State, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Phil loved golfing, especially with his son and grandson. Phil was a lifetime member of Central Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon, usher, Youth Director, and Sunday School Teacher for many years. Phil also loved singing in the church choir. He, Rose, and Jason were members of First Christian Church, Clearwater, Florida for 24 years, until their return to Ohio in 2009.

Phil loved and adored his family and loved spoiling not only his children, but his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Phil is survived by his wife, Rose Warner; children, Jeffrey (Arlene “Liz”) P. Warner, and Jason P. Warner, of Findlay, and Cindy (Schuyler) L. Kirvan, of Benton Ridge; 6 grandchildren, Michael (Corrina) J. Trumpy, Alisha (Josh) M. Felkner, Rachelle (Mike) L. Allen, Amanda (Mark) J. Muzy, Brandon B. Kirvan, and Jeremy P. Warner all of Findlay; great-grandchildren, Avery M. Allen, Maddison N. Kirvan, Alivia M. Muzy, Ayden S. Allen, Hadley P. Helms, and Harper C. Trumpy all of Findlay; brother, Paul (Carol) M. Warner; sisters, Jane Humprey, and M. Lynette “Lynn” Warner; and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Phil was preceded in death by his parents; and brother -in -law, William Humprey. Phil will miss his friends, classmates, and especially his friendship with his lifetime buddy, John Linhart.

A celebration of Phil’s life will be held at Central Church of Christ, 307 E. Hardin St., Findlay on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contribution’s in Phil’s  name may be made to Central Church of Christ. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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  1. Harold and Alice Penwell July 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Rose and family, we were saddend to hear of Phil’s passing. When we lived in Findlay we enjoyed knowing him and his family. I know he will be truly missed. god bless all of you.

    Harold and Alice Penwell

    • Dear Harold and Alice,

      So nice to hear from you. Thank you for your expression of sympathy.
      It was difficult returning to church today without Phil but with the hugs from our church family it made it bearable. I have strong loving support from our family. I am blessed as all of our family live in the Findlay area.

      Prayers for you and your family. You are greatly missed at Central.

      God bless,

      Rose Warner

  2. George & Sharon Shoemaker July 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

    To the Rose and the family of Pil Warner. So sad to read of his passing. I knew Phil many years ago where we attended McKee School and George worked with Phil at Sears in Findlay. He was a pleasure to know and he will surely be missed. Keeping you all in our prayers.
    Sincerely, Sharon and George.

    • George,

      It was nice of you to write our family. Phil would be so pleased. You both go back many years.

      Phil was a wonderful man and we will be miss him greatly. Our nephew, Joel Steven, surprised us at Phil’s Celebration and wrote a song about his uncle. If you go on youtube look for Joel Steven for: Philip, I know you will enjoy it.

      Thank you, God bless you and Sharon.

      Rose Warner

  3. Dear Rose,

    I am so sorry to read of Phil’s death.

    We are in North Carolina for several months, returning to Floria in September.

    Thinking of you.

    Carroll and Maabel Cheek

    • Roger and Mary Felgar July 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Rose, our prayers are with you and your family. Sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. We will be in Findlay for the class reunion Aug. 11. Hope to see you. Roger and Mary Felgar

    • Thank you for your words of sympathy.

      Rose Warner and Family.

  4. Jim and Roberta Thomas July 26, 2012 at 10:37 am


    So sorry to learn of Phil’s tragic passing! We absolutely cherish the memories we have of the great times spent with you,Phil, and the other members of the “Sears gang” in the late 60’s.

    Our prayer is that God will grant you and the family strength and peace at this most difficult time.

    With love,
    Jim and Roberta
    Garner, NC

    • Jim,

      Thank you for writing. Phil spoke of you so many times, he missed you when you left.

      If you give me your address, I think you would enjoy seeing the pictures from his Celebration of Life. You will chuckle when you him when he was very young, 128 lbs. Also you will see some pictures of the Sears gang. Our sweet nephew, Joel Steven, also wrote a song about his Uncle Phil. If you go on YouTube, just look for Joel Steven for: Philip. I think you will enjoy this special song.

      Thanking you for taking the time to write…so wonderful to hear from you. Phil was such a special loving husband, I feel honored that we had 52 years together.

      God bless,

      Rose and family

  5. John and Cathy Naus July 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Rose and family, Phil was always one I my favorites at Central as I was growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    John and Cathy Naus
    Houston TX

    • John,

      Thank you so much. It so nice to hear from old friends.

      You might like to go to YouTube and hear a special song written for Phil by his nephew, Joel Steven. Just look for Joel Steven and for: Philip. I know you will enjoy…and it will make you smile.

      Stay healthy, hope to see you again one of these days.

      God Bless.

      Rose Warner and Family

  6. Dear Rose,
    This sad news came way too soon! I loved to hear the stories told by you and Phil about vacationing with John and Shirley. He will be missed by my family. Since Phil told me how much he enjoyed music, I have dedicated all my performances of “Carousel” this week to his memory and your great love for each other. Remember..”You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

    • Tammy,

      Thank you for thinking of Phil with music. He so loved music of all kinds, especially the symphony. He had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. He was such a special gifted man, he will be greatly missed by all.

      Phil would be so honored that you dedicated your performance of Carousel. Could I possibly buy a cd so that we could also enjoy listening to you perform.

      You are such a special talented lady, I’m so glad that John and Shirley are so blessed to have such a loving daughter.

      Thank you again.

      Love, Rose and family

  7. Uncle Phil will be sadly missed. We will still have to make it to the Sanford Bar and Grill for perch.

    • Amy and Chris,

      Thank you for thinking of the Sanford Bar and Grill, Phil wanted so much to make it there with family one more time.

      We will meet sometime soon and toast my wonderful husband. I’m sure he will be there in spirit. He will miss the love and fun we always have together.

      Thank you again for the wonderful letter. You are a special lady. You and Chris are very special to us.


      Rose and family.

  8. Ann Schmutte Hawkins July 27, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Lynn, please accept my sympathy on the loss of your brother, Pip. I am so sorry to hear that he has passed. I hope you find comfort in the fact that others care about you and we share your grief. Stay strong and remember the good times. Love, Annie

  9. Dear Rose, I’m so sad for the loss of your soulmate. Seeing his picutre here brings me to great tears for you. Last we talked you were beginning your new life of retirement together. It wasn’t enough. I am so sorry. You two were beautiful together. I hope you will always know the blessing in the wonderful partnership of love. I miss you. Big, long, strong hug.

    • Karen,

      So nice to hear from you. We thought of you many times. We always enjoyed seeing you….and of course your wonderful massages :-)

      Phil would always talk about you and say how nice it was to receive a massage from such a beautiful lady.

      Hope you are well. I know that you and DJ stay in touch, try to watch out for her, it sounds like her hands are full with home, work and her family. It sounds like she is really over doing.

      If DJ didn’t tell you, our nephew wrote a song for Phil and it is on YouTube under Joel Steven for: Philip. I think it will make you smile…it is very special to our family.

      Stay well and be happy.

      God bless,

      Rose and family

  10. Shari (Buis) Brandeberry July 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I was saddened to learn of Phil’s death, and wanted to pass along my condolences to all of you. I have such fond memories of childhood days, some of which were spent at your home and in your backyard! Cindy–do you remember playing my Barnabus Collins Dark Shadows game at your house…complete with glow-in-the-dark fangs? :)

    I just wanted to let you know how very much I care, and that I am keeping you close in thought and prayer as your grieve.

    Shari (Buis) Brandeberry

  11. Paula (Bastine) Massillo August 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I saw Phil (Andrews) Badman last evening and she told me of Phil’s passing. I offer my sincere condolences to you and will be praying for you and your family. God bless you. I always thought Phil was one of the good guys in high school and when I saw you two at the cemetary a couple of years ago you were all set to enjoy your retirement. Jim and I got two years of retirement together too. The pain does gets better as time goes by, honest. He will always be with you though.

    • Paula,

      We were so glad to see you that day at the cemetary, it was nice for you two classmates to get reacquained. Phil loved Findlay High School and I too like to think he was one of the “good guys”.

      Thank you for your words of encouragement, I’m so grateful that we have a wonderful loving family, we are all trying to work together to recover from his passing. He had a wonderful Celebration of Life on July 28, he would have been so proud.

      Stay healthy, God bless.

      Rose and family

  12. Rose, I am so sorry to just find out about Phil. I always enjoyed working with Phil at Sears and missed you guys when you went to Florida. I retired 10 years after Phil from Sears. You and your family have my sympathy.

  13. excellent write-up, thanks

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