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Ronald Joseph Warnell

November 29, 1928 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 90)
Ronald Joseph Warnell, passed away Saturday February 9th 2019, in his home, at the age of 90. Born November 29, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, Ron was the son of the late Joseph and Estelle Blasch Warnell and brother to the late Shirley Warnell McKenna. Ron married his loving wife, Joan, in 1960, they shared 58 beautiful years together building a family and watching their children and grand children grow. Ron graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Business Administration before going on to a 29 year career with U.S. Steel. After retiring from US Steel, Ron then went on to work in the metallurgical department for Vinson Supply in Houston, Texas for 10 years. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he was also a member of American Legion Post #31 in Westminster. He was a humble, hardworking, family oriented man who exemplified great honesty and integrity. Ron enjoyed reading, bicycling, and spending time with his family and their horses, walking his dog Honi and proudly showing others the massive sailfish he had caught that now adorns a wall in their home . Ron cared deeply for his friends and family, and would often help them organize their finances and tax preparation. The last of his immediate family; He is survived by his wife Joan Warnell, son Nelson Blair Warnell, daughter Karen Jaye Fulton and husband Stephen Ward Fulton and granddaughters Savannah Jaye and Grace Manila Fulton. Memorial services will be held Friday, 5:00 PM at the Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD. The family will receive friends from 4:00PM till time of service at the funeral home.There will be a celebration of life event at Salerno’s Restaurant in Eldersburg, MD after the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, sympathies may be expressed in the form of contributions to The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. (BARCS) 301 Stockholm St, Baltimore, MD 21230 Online condolences may be offered at

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