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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Jul. 26, 2019 1 month ago

Obituary: Benjamin Shane Warren

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Mr. Warren, 68, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Benjamin Shane Warren, 68, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Winter Garden, Florida, after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Ben was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to John A. Warren and Helen B. Warren (Palmer), who preceded him in death. 

He leaves behind his brother, Edward A. Warren, and sister-in-law, Betsy L. Warren, of Winter Garden; and brother, Gary L. Warren, of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Ben also was very close to his extended family, including many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ben was like a father to Tommy Colburn of Kansas City, Missouri, and helped to raise his nephew and niece, Jonathon Warren and Elizabeth Allen, during their teenage years.

 Ben had been a resident of the Orlando area since 1997, when he began an early retirement. Prior to moving here, he worked for Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph, Michigan, as a crane operator and for Premier Diecast in Bridgman, Michigan, as a forklift driver and trim press operator. 

Ben loved to watch baseball, especially the Tampa Bay Rays games. He was an avid dog and cat lover. His Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 27, in Winter Garden, Florida.

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