June P. Warner
June Patricia Pack Warner, age 81, of Hockessin, DE, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
June was born on November 19, 1929, in Southampton, England, where she lived for ten years with her parents, Albert Charles Pack and Annie Philbrick Pack, and younger brother, John. When World War II broke out in September 1939, June and John moved to rural Copythorne for a year to escape the bombing and later were evacuated for safety to the United States aboard the RMS Scythia. They were sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Wright of Newark, DE, and their destination was the home of Drs. Carl and Eleanor Rees, professors at the University of Delaware.
June met lifelong friends Esther Jones and Joy Whitman while attending Newark schools. After returning to England in 1946, June was admitted to a public high school and finished early, in 1948. She then spent two years at Portsmouth Naval Hospital as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment). On a return visit to Newark in 1950, she met her future husband, W. Wayne Warner, a student at the University of Delaware. They were married in 1954 and had two children, Ann and Bill.
June made friends everywhere that the family lived. She had a generous spirit and was always ready to help friends and neighbors when not working at banks or volunteering. She loved to sew and knit. All new babies and Wayne received handknit sweaters. June loved the beach and was always the first one into the waves, often swimming in water that was too cold for everyone else.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Ann Ochs (Paul) of E. Marlborough, PA; son, William Warner (Maria) of Roseland, NJ; grandson, Christopher Ochs; granddaughters, Christine Warner, Jessica Warner, and Amanda Cohen; and many nieces and nephews in the USA, the UK, and elsewhere.
The family is deeply grateful to the Teoli and Canfield families for their love and support of June throughout her life. The family is also grateful for the love shown by cousin Julie Moore and her husband, Dan, of Santa Barbara, CA, and for the excellent care received from everyone at Jenners Pond Ruston Building for the past year and, more recently, from Willow Tree Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, August 29, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. The Vy. Rev. William B. Lane, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John, will officiate. Entombment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery, Nottingham Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or to a favorite charity.
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