Love and memories last forever...
  • 75 years old
  • Born on July 11, 1942 .
  • Passed away on February 10, 2018 .

John C. Warner passed away peacefully Saturday evening, February 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 75.

Jack was raised by his parents John and Nellie (AngelGo Golish) and grew up with his three brothers Thomas, James, and Martin in Pennsville, New Jersey.

He had a lifelong love of learning. Jack graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School in 1960, Bradley University in 1965, Indiana University in 1967, culminating with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1974 from West Virginia University. He shared that love of learning as a college professor at multiple institutions of higher learning throughout his life.

His primary passions involved researching economics and global warming, being an amateur scientist, and participating in argumentation & debate with anyone willing to engage.  All those willing knew to expect the phrase "I'm an economist..." and for Adam Smith or the enlightenment philosophers to be invoked.

Always a kind and dedicated family man, Jack devoted years taking care of his elderly parents and mother-in-law Irma Colson. In addition, he spent decades lovingly rejuvenating his home at the Colson Pleasant Valley farm house.  You could often find him outside mowing the lawn and minding the property.  Comfort and happiness in life were his goals for himself and others.

Jack was a profoundly independent man who preferred doing things his own way.  He was a true eccentric described by those who knew him best as gentle, kind, and humble.  He was the true embodiment of the Quaker testimony on simplicity.

He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife Peggy, his daughter Susan Warner-Jones and husband Steven, son James, and grandchildren Colson, Maya, and Riley.  Jack was extremely proud of and encouraged all of them.  

All members of the family knew that they could count on Jack for wisdom, counsel, and his unique and practical approaches to solving problems.  Often his practical problem solving involved creative uses for toothpicks.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday February, 24th 2018 at the Mullica Hill Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 2 Woodstown Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 (at the intersection of Routes 45 and 77).  Friends and family are invited to visit from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.  Light fare and fellowship to follow in the Friends Meeting Social Room.

The burial will be private.  Memorial contributions to be directed to Mullica Hill Friends Meeting, c/o Treasurer, 350 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.

He will be missed by all.

Posted by Joan Boarts on 24th March 2018
Peggy and Jamie, my thoughts and prayers have been with you throughout your ordeal and continue to this day. Know Jack will be missed my many and my hand is out to help you in any way.
Posted by Phyllis D on 23rd February 2018
Peg and family, So sorry for the loss of your loved one. My sincere sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Phyllis DiTonno
Posted by Terri Filippone on 22nd February 2018
So sorry to hear of your beloved husband's passing. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family. Fondly, Terri Filippone
Posted by Jean Marie Sutton on 22nd February 2018
Peggy & family, Your family is in my thougths and prayers during this sad time. May the wonderful memories you have with your husband help you to smile in the days ahead. Love, Jean Marie Sutton
Posted by Mickey Fox on 21st February 2018
Dear Peggy and Family, Please know that my prayers and thoughts go out to you during this time of loss in your lives. Jack was an incredible man and together, with Peggy, all became the inevitable. Love and resilience will allow you to move ahead with confidence, May your faith and strength bring you peace, Mickey Fox
Posted by Melinda DeVoe on 21st February 2018
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Melinda DeVoe
Posted by Colleen Illi on 21st February 2018
Peggy and Family, Dan, the kids, and I will greatly miss our visits with Jack at the shore. Dan will especially miss those long debates about politics and the economy. Jack was an incredibly special man, and he will be missed by so many. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With Much Love, Colleen Illi

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