Black, Warren

Written by Steve Lauber.

Warren J. Black, 64, of Fayette, Ohio, died July 13, 2013, at the Franciscan Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio, where he had been a resident for several months.

Warren was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Ralph Bowersock and Alice V. Green. He married Vicki L. Lumbrezer on Dec. 10, 1976, and she preceded him in death in 2002.

Warren was a member of the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. He retired from General Motors Company following 42 years of employment at the Defiance plant. Warren was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed football and baseball.

He is survived by three daughters, Lindsay Smith of South Carolina, Jennifer (and Kenneth) Kusz of Toledo, Ohio, and Amanda Black of Fayette; a brother, Wayne (and June) Black of Paulding, Ohio; three sisters, Dorothy (and Larry) Martin of Lima, Ohio, Cheryl (and Danny) Swan of South Carolina, and Arlene (and Rob) Mauck of Lima; and three grandchildren, Autumn Black, Hunter Smith and Benjamin Kusz; father-in-law, Bernard Lumbrezer of Fayette; and brother-in-law, Daniel Lumbrezer of Fayette.  

In addition to his parents and wife, Warren was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Erin Black, and a brother, Russ Black.

Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Father Stephen Stanbery officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Assumption, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Church or the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

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