BATH — Steven Harry Warner, 65, of Valley Road, died Nov. 24 at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Bath on Dec. 25, 1948, a son of Harry and Nola Mattie (Belanger) Warner.
Warner graduated from Morse High School in the Class of 1967 and was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Later, he served in the National Guard Reserves in Brunswick, retiring after 26 years.
He was employed at Bath Iron Works as the chief steward of Local 6 and also worked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 35 years, retiring earlier this year.
On June 26, 2004, he married Victoria Westlake. Their marriage was one that brought them much joy, and the couple was virtually inseparable.
Warner was a life member of the Bath Lodge of Elks, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lewiston and the Eagles in Portland. His garage was a fond gathering place for friends, and he named it the Broken Antler Club. True to the humorous guy he was, he created “membership cards” for the club.
His passion was seeing that veterans received the benefits to which they were entitled, and he would even drive others to a VA office to make sure they did.
Warner enjoyed lobstering, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria Warner, of Bath; two sons, Stephen Warner, of Phippsburg, and Christopher Warner, of Bath; a stepdaughter, Kristin Rogers and husband Norman, of Woolwich; two sisters, Sharon Wagner and husband Richard Wagner, of Veazie, and Nila Drake and husband Carey, of West Bath; and eight grandchildren, Logan Hudson, Emma Warner, Haleigh Willis, Paige Willis, Garrett Warner, Landon Rogers, Brayden Rogers and Ella Rogers.
A celebration of Warner’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Bath Lodge of Elks. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.