Friday, May 22, 2009

Dwight Jeffrey Warren 1955 - 2009

Dwight Jeffrey Warren 1955 - 2009

Former Inc. Orange Co. Chapter - NYSAA Vice-President Dwight Warren, relentless promoter of NY State archaeology and paleontology passed away after a long illness. He helped save Dutchess Quarry Caves and gave countless tours. He played an important role on the Hyde Park mastodont (he would not let me spell it mastodon) and countless digs from Saratoga to Montauk to Wawayanda. He was the County Historian’s right-hand-man. He taped many lectures for the Co. Historian. He single-handedly built the Ice Age Orange County exhibit. He sold the replica of the Warren Mastodont that is on display in the County Center for a few cents on the dollar so that it would stay in Orange County. And on and on…What a loss!

The local memorial will be Saturday June 6 at 1PM at the Otisville –Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, 25 Main St., Otisville, NY. It will be followed by refreshments and a chance to chat with Dwight’s friends and family. If you would like to say a few words at this service, please contact Bill Sandy (845) 726-0956 or to get on the list.

Arrangements for Dolores resident Dwight Jeffrey Warren are pending with Ertel Funeral Home.

Dwight was born Jan. 6, 1955, in Middletown, N.Y., the son of Harry and Joyce E. (Mayfield) Warren. He passed away at his home Monday, May 18, 2009, at the age of 54.

For further information, contact Ertel Funeral Home at 565-3468 or log on to and click on the obituary section.

Sign Dwight's guest book

Cards can be sent to April:

PO Box 606

Cortez CO 81321

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