John Floyd Warren (Nov. 25 1948 - Aug. 21 2020)
John Warren was the Floyd family historian, often bringing large envelopes of newspaper clippings to holiday gatherings. He could trace his Floyd ancestors back nine generations to County Donegal in Ireland.
A longtime resident of Ben Avon, he lived in a house built in 1901 by his grandfather. For decades, he helped assemble the Hunter Clan for reunions on the grounds of the Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Warren, 71, died unexpectedly on August 21 after a brief illness.
The son of the late Dorothy Floyd Warren and Charles Bradley Warren, he is survived by his sister, Charlotte W. Marson, and nieces Laura Marson and Joanna Marson, all of Charleston, South Carolina, as well as longtime companion Anita Reed of Ben Avon.
A soft-spoken man, he was active with Community Presbyterian Church in Ben Avon, Amnesty International and various environmental organizations. John brought a passion for helping others and making the world a better place to those and many other works.
He attended the College of Wooster and graduated from Duquesne University. As a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, he performed national service for two years at a children’s home in Philadelphia.
He then taught elementary school for seven years before transitioning to a career in information technology.
John was a well-read man who enjoyed Pirates baseball and walks through historic sites such as Allegheny Cemetery. He loved to organize outings with his cousins, Peter Burk of O’Hara Twp. and Steve Kaufman of Castle Shannon; these trips usually ended with a visit to a nearby microbrewery.
Mr. Warren will be buried in the family plot at Deer Creek cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Charitable contributions in his memory may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church, 7501 Church Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
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Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon
7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon PA 15202