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Harold N. Warner Jr.

Date of Death: January 13, 2020

Date of Birth: January 4, 1931

Biography:

Harold N. Warner Jr.--Litchfield--CPO Harold N. Warner Jr., USN RET, 89, of “Living on Easy Street”, Litchfield, Maine passed away Monday, January 13th at his home on the Pond with his family by his side. Harold was the son of Mildred and Harold Warner Sr. born on January 4, 1931 in Camden, New Jersey. Growing up, he was an Eagle Scout, enjoyed playing sports and often accompanied his father on his daily occupational endeavors throughout the city. In 1947, he enlisted in the United States Navy and by the age of nineteen, he had been around the world twice. Harold had the distinction of serving as part of post WWII occupational forces in Japan, reconnaissance flight missions during the Korean War as well as active duty in the Vietnam War. His war time services included surveillance of shipping routes and enemy submarine infiltration, and loved every minute of his missions. His stateside service was spent stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, where he assisted many US military initiatives including the Bay of Pigs. Harold was very proud of his service and would often share stories with friends and loved ones. He had the uncanny ability to remember the name of every person he had the pleasure to serve with even as he aged. After twenty years of meritorious service, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1967. While stationed in Brunswick, Maine, he met and fell head over heels in love with his sweetheart Nancy Lou Dionne of Auburn, Maine whom he married in December, 1952. They spent fifty three amazingly adventurous years together, until her death in 2006. Following his service, civilian life found him involved in many things. He was employed for twenty years managing the engineering and production of the pulp and paper industry throughout all of New England with the company Accuray. Harold was also a contributing member for over fifty years with the Freeport Masonic Lodge #23. Later in life, CMMC was fortunate to have him as a volunteer for over twenty years—oh how he loved the ladies in the Infusion Center! In his retirement he was also the proud Co-Proprietor of Hals Hot Dogs and he was even named the official taste tester. Hal also after decades and decades of golf achieved a hole in one at the Point-O-Woods Golf Club in Inverness, Florida. Although he traveled all over the world and met many people, what Harold enjoyed most was the many years he spent making lifelong memories with family and friends during the summer months on Sabattus Pond. From 3 generations of family to fireworks, fishing and a little penny poker you could always find him smiling, laughing and cracking jokes to his captive audiences. The last few years he spent on Buker Pond with a priceless view and the company of his family he cherished so much. He often said “A fortunate man I am to have led an amazing life...and I've enjoyed every second of it.” It should also be mentioned that he was also an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan until the end, and his dreams came true when they won their first Super Bowl in 2018, much to the disappointment of the rest of his family.. Harold leaves behind his many attributes such as charm, wit, kindness and generosity in his children, daughters, Donna Cassista, Dale Forrest and son, Dough Warner. Harold will also be sadly missed by son in law Anthony Cassista, grandsons, Jeffery Cassista, Casey, Samuel and Ezekial Warner and especially a special granddaughter, Ariel Cassista as well as plenty of great grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife Nancy, son, Daniel Warner, a son in law, John F. Forrest Jr., and a daughter in law Karen Warner. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21 at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa Street, Lewiston from 2-4 p.m. With a memorial service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street, Auburn, ME 04210. 

 

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