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Donald E. Warren

Donald E. Warren, 63, of Paradise Road, Ipswich, died Friday July 31, 2009 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center, Beverly, following an extended illness with cancer.

Born in Ipswich January 20, 1946, son of the late John and Vera (Klimaseski) Warren, he was raised on Fifth Street and was a 1963 graduate of Ipswich High School. Following graduation he entered the US Air Force. For the next four years he was stationed at the March AFB in Riverside, CA, where he was trained as a  computer  technician. Following his honorable discharge he resided in Indiana while servicing the computers of  the Wall Street Journal for a couple of years. He returned to Ipswich in 1969, making his home on Paradise Road. For several years he was employed as a store manager at several North Shore Howard Johnsons.  He later worked at Hood Foam in Marblehead, at Stocker and Yale in Beverly, and at USM in Beverly. Since 1991 he was employed in sales at COSTCO in Danvers. Donald was lovingly known by some as “Tweet” and others as “Oscar the Grouch.”

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Hope Parish in Ipswich and was a member of the Ipswich Lions Club where he had served as President, the AMVETS Post #201 in Ipswich and the Fabian Weltcheck PLAV Post #92 in Ipswich where he served as an Adjutant.

He is survived by two sisters Sandie Nunes and her husband Benjamin of Essex and Joni Allen and her husband Mickey of Ipswich; two nephews, Matthew Allen and his wife Deborah of Georgetown and Scott Nunes and his wife Courtney of Beverly; two nieces, Kimberly Nunes of Ipswich and Melissa Lomas and her husband Jeff of Raeford, NC and great nieces Aidan Nunes and Grace, Audrey and Phoebe Allen.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday August 4 at 10:30 am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with Air Force Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday 5 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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