Rickey L. Warner of Hatboro, PA passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 28, 2020. He was 67 years old. Rick was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, and friend to many. He will be sorely missed.
Born in Dayton, OH, Rick was the son of Ollie (Meredith) and the late Ronald Warner. He was a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School and Temple University. Rick also served in the United States Air Force. He was married to the love of his life, Debra (Kammler) for 41 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his brother Alan, and children Christine (Staffan), Jason (Megan), and Rachel. He was also an awesome Poppop to his three grandchildren: Emelie, Peter, and Micah.
When asked about his occupation, Rick always answered, “I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to know what it is.” He was an industrial process control engineer, most recently for MicroMod Automations. He was a member of New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside, though in the past he was also very active at First Presbyterian Church in Ambler. His faith was important to him throughout his life, but never more so than during his year-long battle with leukemia. Jesus was his strength and comfort throughout that difficult time, and all who loved him find the same strength and comfort in knowing that Rick has now met his Savior face to face.
Rick was a “jack of all trades” who could design, build, or fix just about anything, and he put his skills to work selflessly for anyone who needed help. He had many hobbies throughout his life, but one of his great joys was the spray of the water when the wind filled the sails of his sailboats. He enjoyed sharing his skills and knowledge with anyone who wanted to learn, and he was fond of a good discussion on a variety of topics. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his ability to mimic languages he couldn’t actually speak, and for spontaneously rewriting the lyrics to well-known songs.
His family invites all who knew Rick to join in a celebration of his life on Thursday, September 3 at New Life Presbyterian Church, 467 N Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038. A viewing will be held beginning at 10:00 AM followed by a service at 12:00 noon. Seating in the sanctuary is arranged in socially-distanced family groups due to covid-19, and the service will be available via live stream for those who would prefer to join from home (https://live.newlifeglenside.com/). To honor Rick’s personality and preferences, the service will be informal (business-casual attire). Interment to follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Horsham. Due to space restrictions, graveside services will be limited to Rick’s family.
In keeping with Rick’s generous and humble nature, memorial contributions can be made to Compassion International at https://www.compassion.com/rickwarner.