BRUNSWICK — Benjamin Isaac Warner Jr., 88, died on May 23 at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center.
Warner was born in Wheaton, Ill. on Jan. 8, 1924, a son of Benjamin Isaac and Florence Doten Warner Sr.
He graduated from Weymouth and Dalton High School and Mt. Herman School and attended the University of Maine for two years. It was at this time he served his country in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII in the Philippines.
During his tour of duty he attended two semesters of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois. After his return from service, he graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in engineering in 1948. After graduation he was employed as a supervisor of bridges and buildings with the Maine Central Railroad in Lewiston and later Oxford Paper in Rumford as a field engineer in construction. He then moved to East Tampa, Fla. where he was assistant chief engineer with U.S. Phosphoric Products.
He returned to Maine where he was employed at Ethyl Corp. in Rumford as supervisor of general engineering and chief engineer. He later was employed as assistant chief engineer and supervisor of maintenance at Georgia Pacific and then at Honey Comb System in Biddeford as chief engineer.
In 1978 he was employed at Enterprise Engineering where he became a major owner.
He was a member of the Registered Professional Engineers in Maine and was a member of the Bath Country Club.
Warner married Martha Wolcott in 1944 in Dalton, Mass. She died on Oct. 30, 2002.
He is survived by John Charles Warner, Robert Seth Warner and Benjamin Isaac Warner III; his brother Doten K. Warner; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on May 27 at the Bath Congregational Church.
Donations in Warner’s memory may be made to Brunswick Area Respite Care, P.O. Box 402, Brunswick, ME 04011.