Hank Warner

(1941 - 2018)

“How ya doing, Governor” was his familiar refrain. Although Hank was the consummate salesman, he valued the person much more than the sale: his customers knew he’d tell it like it was; equally knowledgeable and affable. He’d known tough times when he was growing up; his work ethic forged when he was just a boy. Hank represented power transmission services for a dozen places before he wound up buying into his own big firm, JC Bennington and eventually working side by side with his wife at Warner Technical Sales, the perfect two-man operation. Actually, one man, one woman; but they made a great team. Hank wasn’t one for T.V. but he devoured the Wall Street Journal cover to cover, clipping out articles and ads for everyone along the way. A potential position moved him from Olney to Mickleton; Hank would start a company, Deekimlis (an amalgam of the names of his growing family), cleaning office buildings for extra money to furnish their new house. The Warner home would be a joyous place: cats, kids, dogs and laughter all equally welcomed. Of course, Hank wasn’t the handiest guy there ever was: paint was more likely to be spilled on the ground as find its way to the wall; he once fixed a toilet by splitting it in two. His mishaps led to some gentle ribbing over the years. And maybe some not so gentle ribbing; but Hank was always a sport. He never showed up empty handed; boxes of doughnuts, bismarks and cannolis. Hank was a minor celebrity at most area bakeries. Later years found him finding his real niche: he was a Pop Pop for the ages. If he was easygoing as a parent, he took it up a notch as a granddad. He’d let the girls paint him up with makeup, loaded them up with finds from the dollar store and bled Virginia Tech Orange.

One of his jobs found him making the sale of a lifetime: getting a date with the stunning Dolores Morris. He’d spend 54 years of marriage treating her like gold. Along the way they were blessed with 3 children: Kim (Bill) Dupper, Lisa Grasso and Mike (Dana); 4 grandchildren, his dog, Chloe and several granddogs. He is survived by his sister, Maryann Cooper.

Come celebrate 76 great years Friday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio and tell a great story about Hank at a service at 11. In lieu of flowers donations to Camden County Animal Shelter Development Department, P.O. Box 475, 125 County House Road, Blackwood NJ 08012 (ccasnj.org) will be appreciated.

16 thoughts on “Hank Warner

  1. Michael Gibbs

    A man I knew for over 40 years of my life and someone who always was greeting people with a smile and a wave. Hank will be missed and sending good thoughts to the entire Warner family.

  2. Dan Siergiej

    I had the great fortune to work very closely with Hank over the last couple of years and he was as genuine as they come. He was an absolute joy to work with. He could always find a way to make you feel just a little better whenever you had a conversation with him. Hank will be missed as will his genuine concern for everyone that he came in contact with. Rest in peace my friend!

  3. Paula Pizzo

    I know Hank for 17 yrs. Gentle, genuine & pleasant was he ! A great father-in- law to my daughter, helping out when possible with the girls’ Lyndsey & Brooke . I remember how attentive & loving to Dee (at every occasion) he always’ was . I admired that !!! I will miss our holidays together Hank, truly! May you “. Rest In Peace “. No more suffering , no more pain ????. Deepest regrets Dee Love , Paula & Michael

  4. Mark Balcom

    Hank was a good man and a true professional. He will be missed by everyone at Pooley. My only regret is that I did meet him sooner in life. In his short time at Pooley he gave me many valuable ideas. God bless.

  5. Karen M Kitchin

    I never met Mr. Warner but know his daughter Kim. I am sure that I would have loved to listen to his life stories. I am praying for the family and sending you all warm thoughts to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. May God Bless your family with warm and loving memories to help them through the year ahead.

  6. Michael DeVaney

    Paula and I will be attending the service on Friday .
    I have been in the family for 10 years and have many great memories…,Some people just jump out and make a lasting impression….Hank was one of those people. We only spent a few hours a year together on holidays and family events. It was my look forward to thing to go to Mike and Dana’s and know Hank would take the time to talk with me. Let the girls chat in the kitchen, I will talk with Hank. He had a genuine interest in me and how I was doing . So easy to talk with him because it was sincere. A very wise man. So it is with great sorrow that those special moments will be missed. My deepest condolences and sympathy to all the family.

  7. Sue Simkiss Logar

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Warner’s passing. He was a good neighbor and raised a great family. I will keep all of you in my thought and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

    Sue (Simkiss)

  8. SaBonne M Hughes

    Dee & Kids , Just heard what happened from Suzie Cella ? I am just so sorry !!!! He was such a great Man and had those beautiful blue eyes !!! I remember fondly your trip out here to Arizona you guys were a lot of Fun !!! And it was always obvious how much he loved you !!! Again I’m just so sorry this happened , he was to young !!! And I want to thank you Dee for all your help with my Mother in those later years !!! I really appreciate it !!! Can’t image what your going through now , but wish you strength & sending my Love & hugs to you and your Family !!!! Love you SaBonne & Greg Hughes

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