Harry Warner, 88, of Baldwinsville, NY passed away on May 30, 2019 at the Syracuse Veterans Medical Center. Harry was born in Port Byron, NY where he spent the early years of his life working on the Montezuma farmlands developing his work ethic.
Harry enlisted in the Army at the age of 18 and spent two years overseas in the Korean conflict, eventually reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. He would often tell stories to whoever was interested about the difficult conditions he and his fellow soldiers had to endure while in Korea.
In 1958 Harry married Katherine (Ryan) Barber who he shared the next 61 years of his life. In the beginning of their marriage Harry was employed in the construction business, but very soon after their wedding Katherine purchased him the tools to begin his own business. He would go on to become a very successful custom-built residential home builder throughout the Central NY area. He also enjoyed a full life with such recreational activities as boating, snow skiing, running, motorcycle riding, collecting coins and travelling. Twice he was able to drive a motorcycle across the country.
Upon his retirement Harry’s work ethic and creative side werenever stifled. He would spend his time building custom wood furniture, children’s toys and creating landscape oil paintings.
Harry was predeceased by his first wife Caroline, Mother and Father, Grace and Harry along with several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife Katherine, children Nancy (James) Warner Hewitt, Harry (April) Warner, step children Dawn(Todd) Barber Wallace and David (Beth) Barber. He was also fortunate to have several grandchildren, Mallory Warner, Harrison Warner, Michael Wallace, Danielle Wallace, and Jennifer Barber. Several siblings remain from his large family of 19 children including, Paul, George, Pete, Howard and JohnWarner along with Helen Drabicki, Dorthey, Mary, and SallyWarner.
In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Veterans Administration to honor the wonderful care that Harry received throughout his life.
Graveside services will be private for the family.