POLAND - Douglas E. Warrick, 47, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at home after a six-month illness, surrounded by his family.
He was born Dec. 13, 1965, in Ames, Iowa, to Virginia "Ginny" M. Bender Gilmore.
Doug and his family moved from Iowa to Mineral Ridge in 1977, where he formed many lasting friendships.
He was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and ITT Technical Institute and received an associate's degree in civil engineering from Youngstown State University.
He was employed by Aqua Ohio for 23 years as a designer in the engineering department. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mineral Ridge.
Doug enjoyed golfing, fishing and watching NASCAR and dirt track racing. He especially loved his summer beach vacations with his nieces and nephews, his annual Thanksgiving trip to Iowa and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie S. Goricki, whom he married Dec. 15, 2012, after 22 years together; his mother of Mineral Ridge; a stepson, Robert Goricki of Lakewood; a sister, Robin Warrick of Austintown; a brother, Thomas (Rose) Warrick of Boone, Iowa; four half-brothers, Mark, Jerry, Bruce and Cody Warrick, all of Boone; and six nieces and nephews, Chad, Matt, Bret, Megan, Brittany and Makayla.
Doug was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert F. Gilmore; his grandparents, Russell O. and E. Marie Bender; and his in-laws, Charles and Margaret Korchnak.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The family would like to thank the staff of Senior Independence Hospice for the special care given to Doug during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Suite 201, Canfield, OH 44406.
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