A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. today for Robert Warnick, a Navy veteran and former public works director in Pleasanton, who died July 19 in Castro Valley with his wife, Sarah, and daughter Debra at his side. He was 82.
The service at the Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main St. will feature a military color guard, 21-gun salute and remarks by members of the Pleasanton posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
An active member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, Mr. Warnick was a graduate of the College of the Pacific with a civil engineering degree, and the Navy Officers Candidate School. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the Civil Engineer Corp and spent three years on active duty, the Navy Reserve Seabee program, retiring in 1983 as a captain.
Mr. Warnick spent his career as a public works director and city engineer for several California cities, including here in Pleasanton for five years when Hacienda Business Park was under development. He held similar positions in Los Gatos for 12 years, Alameda for nine years, and Chandler, Ariz. He was a life member of the American Public Works Association.
In addition to his wife Sarah and daughter Debra, Mr. Warnick is survived by another daughter Amanda Bates (Kurt) and a son Jeffrey, all of Idaho; stepdaughter Deborah Shaimas of Panama City, Panama; a stepson Charles (Drinda) Tockey of Modesto; Stephen (Young Jae) Tockey of Redmond, Wash; Barbara (Peter) Zivkov of Menlo Park; and Karen (Steven) Tatman of Salem, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara, his parents and son Michael.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Rotary Club's Main Street Park project at the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, P.O. Box 352, Pleasanton, CA 94566.