Rev. Charles J. Warner, 91, of Edgewater, FL, died October 6, 2015 at home with
his family after a long period of declining health.
He was born October 5, 1924, in Middleburgh, NY, to Lawrence and Minnie
(McBain) Warner and was educated in the Middleburgh schools. He served in the
Navy from 1943-1946, including a tour of duty on an aircraft carrier in the South
After discharge, Charles married Rose Buschynski on August 17, 1946 and
completed his college education at Asbury College, followed by a degree from
Asbury Theological Seminary in 1952.
Rev. Warner served charges in the former Troy (NY) Conference of the Methodist
Church in Speculator, Lake Pleasant, and Wells; McKownville (Albany); Pawling
Avenue (Troy); and Hudson Falls, between 1952-1990. After he and Rose retired
to Edgewater, FL, he served part-time as the Minister of Visitation at Coronado
Community United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach for 14 years.
In addition to his wife of 69 years, Rose, he is survived by daughter Nancy, of
Laurinburg, NC; son Mark, of Moreau, NY; Bonnie Kelley of Laurinburg, NC and
Kelly Warner of Moreau, NY, who were daughters in his heart; sister-in-law Helen
Wardwell, of Edgewater; grandchildren Hannah, Jonathan, Katie, Hayley, Jamie,
Keri, and Anthony; and great-grandchildren Sophia and Tierney. He was
predeceased by daughter Cindy; his parents; and three sisters and two brothers.
Special thanks to VITAS Healthcare/Hospice of New Smyrna Beach, who helped
Charles make his transition to heaven gently and with dignity.
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, October 8 at 2:30 pm at
Coronado Community UMC in New Smyrna Beach, with a reception to follow.