Warren D. Whitford

Warren D. Whitford, 72,

of 35 E. Terrace Ave.,

Lakewood, passed away Friday,

March 29, 2013, in Roswell

Park Cancer Institute

surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 16,

1941, in Jamestown, the

son of the late Leland and

Ruth Cowles Whitford.

Warren graduated from

Jamestown Business

College, and attended the Flu-

vanna Community Church.

Prior to retirement in 2007,

he had been employed at

Erie Insurance. Earlier

Warren worked at Blue Cross

Blue Shield, MRC/SKF

Bearings and Dresser Rand.

He enjoyed flying, sailing,

rowing and working with

Habitat for Humanity. He

was a member of the

Chautauqua Lake Rowing

Association, Aero Soaring Club,

Brokenstraw Soaring Club

and Jamestown Civil Air

Patrol. An accomplished

musician, Warren played

saxophone with the Stu

Snyder Big Band, Harold

Olson Big Band, Germaine

and Pappalardo Swing

Band, Chautauqua Big

Band, and the Jamestown

Municipal Band.

Surviving are his

companion of 15 years, Jackie

Thies; two daughters:

Karen Whitford of Bemus

Point, N.Y.; and Susan

(Mike) Brunner of East

Aurora, N.Y.; four

grandchildren: April Jackson of

Harrisonburg, Va.; Alexandra,

Andrew, and Hans Brunner,

all of East Aurora. Also

surviving is Sandra Whitford

of Blockville, N.Y.

The funeral service will

be held at 11 a.m.

Wednesday in the Fluvanna

Community Church. The Rev.

Richard D. Keefer will


Burial will be in Open

Meadows Cemetery.

The family will receive

friends from 4-7 p.m.

Tuesday in the Lind Funeral


Memorials may be made

to the Fluvanna

Community Church Building Fund,

3363 Fluvanna Ave. Ext.

Jamestown, NY 14701; or

American Cancer Society

Hope Lodge, 197 Summer

St. Buffalo, NY 14222; or

JCC Dart Aviation Scholarship

c/o Jamestown Community

College Foundation, 525 Falconer St. P.O.

Box 20, Jamestown, NY


You may light a candle

in remembrance of Warren

at www.lindfuneralhome.