The Obit For Gibbo Warney

Samuel J. Warney

Published in the Star-Ledger on 3/4/2008.

Samuel J. Warney, Building contractor, WWII Army veteran,

Samuel J. 'Gibbo' Warney, 82, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Oak Hill Hospital. Mr. Warney will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

He was born in Throop, Pa., and came to Florida 18 years ago from Green Brook. He was a Catholic and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church. Mr. Warney served in the U.S. Army during World War II and played professional baseball with the Philadelphia farm team.

He was a self-employed building contractor. Mr. Warney was a member of the Glen Lakes Country Club and was an avid pigeon racer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Dottie of Weeki Wachee; son, Paul Warney of Dunellen; daughters, Patricia Grasso of Palm Harbor, Fla., Marianne Marotta of Bridgewater, Christine Getz of Green Brook and Carolyn Lenetti of Jackson; sister of Jo Ann Matulo of Yardley, Pa.; brother, Theodore Warney of Throop, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flower, donations may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12254 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fla. 34613 or Coastal Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1732, Salisbury, Md. 21802-1733.