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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:00 am

A Man of Honor, Humor and Honesty.

Paul Simpson Warren, Oro Valley, formerly of Riverside and Barrington Hills, Ill., died Friday, January 6 at the age of 87 years young.

Proceeded in death by parents Mary Bell Simpson Warren and Paul Gunthrop Warren; first wife Melissa Ann Jones Warren and second wife Joan Phillips; and son William Wood Warren. Beloved father of daughter Christine Melissa Warren (Robert Nemitz), Edina, Minn.; daughter Sydney Ann Warren, Los Angeles, CA; and son Paul L. Warren, Lyons, Ill.. Adored grandfather of Lauren Rene Carlstrom, Minneapolis, Minn; Chase Simpson Carlstrom (fiancée Jessica Peyerl), St. Louis Park, MN; Promise Ringbakk (Rick Ringbakk), Los Angeles: Paul M. Warren, Incheon, South Korea; and Colin Arthur Warren, Malibu. Also survived by niece Deborah Denniston McBride (Charlie McBride); nephews Brackett Badger Denniston (Kathy Denniston); Jay Baldwin Denniston; and Blair Alexander Denniston (Katerina Denniston). Very special thanks to Paul’s devoted caregivers, Teresa Montalvo and Joe Tolliver, and Casa De La Luz hospice. Paul was known by so many as a man of honor and honesty. With his style and grace, he also was widely recognized for being a practical joker, a dapper dresser, a man with a gifted sense of humor and dimpled smile, and a master of limericks. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed. Paul will always be remembered by his unparalleled generosity. Paul graduated from Culver Military School in Indiana and was a state champion in skeet shooting. He served as an Army Air Corps Lieutenant, flying during World War II. He was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and followed his father as President of Gunthrop Warren Printing Company in Chicago. Paul was a collector of antique cars and fire engines; owned and flew his own planes; was a volunteer pilot for Care Air Transport in Arizona, and in his golden years volunteered for the Oro Valley Police Department.

A Memorial service was held Monday, January 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Oro Valley Country Club in Tucson.

A private service this Spring will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens, Barrington Hills, Ill. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association, Humane Society or donor’s choice.

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