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A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Temple Beth Zion Sisterhood Chapel, 805 Delaware Ave., for Beatrice R. Warner, 88, who died Thursday (Sept. 2, 1999) in her Buffalo home after a lengthy illness.

A native of New York City, the former Beatrice Rose graduated from Hunter College and pursued her master's degree at Columbia University. She later worked as a saleswoman at Bloomingdale's during the Depression before moving to Buffalo in 1941.

She spent many years in Buffalo as a volunteer gray lady at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and also served as the longtime treasurer of Gomco Surgical Manufacturing Co., a family business.

Mrs. Warner was known for her sense of humor, the twinkle in her eye and her impeccable taste and style, from the way she threw a party to the way she dressed. While she followed current events with the zeal of a CNN reporter, she never lost her passion for classical literature and precise grammar.

She was the widow of three husbands, including Eugene M. Warner, who died in August 1989.

Surviving are two sons, James of Overland Park, Kan., and Gene; a daughter, Ellen Scott of La Jolla, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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