Celebrating the life of

Joseph E. Warenzak

June 04, 1931 - February 01, 2020

Joseph E. Warenzak

Joseph Edward Warenzak

I have been reading other obituaries and now comes the time to read mine.

I was born June 4, 1931 in Scranton, PA.  My beloved city that lies in a valley between two mountains.  I was the son of John and Agnes Warenzak, both who had come to America from Poland.  I came to Savannah in 1949 while in the Air Force and upon discharge fell in love with Savannah and decided to stay. 

Most of my working career has been in the trucking industry.  I retired from Bowman Transportation in 1985 with 25 years of service as the Savannah Terminal Manager, and then again in 2005 with 20 years of service with National Transport as Regional Manager.

I am a former member of the Count Pulaski Club of GA, former member of the Mighty 8th Air Force, charter member of the Island Knights of Columbus 10579, member of the 4th degree of the Immaculate Conception and served as an Honor Guard, member of the American Legion Post 184, member of the Men’s club at St. Peter’s church, active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, serving as an usher and gift counter.

Preceded in death by brother, Anthony Warenzak of Dalton, PA, sisters, Mary and Stella of Scranton, PA.

Survived by my loving wife of 53 years, Kathleen Miles Warenzak, and two sons, John Joseph Warenzak (Lacy), and Anthony Patrick Warenzak (Carol), as well as three step-children, Marcia Towns (Michael), James Russell Westbury, Judith Ellen Irwin, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and sister, Catherine Bride of Towanda, PA.

I’ve led a full life and enjoyed every minute of it.  I enjoyed traveling, yardwork, jigsaw puzzles, and dancing to the Polka, especially on River Street during Octoberfest with my beautiful wife.

My best advice to all is to get a good education and don’t sweat the small stuff. 

Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Rosary at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, followed by burial in the Catholic Cemetery.




A candle has been lit!

Joey, Billy and I are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Carol and Billy Ray

- Carol Ray, SAVANNAH, GA

A candle has been lit!

So sorry for your and our loss of Joe,he was a good friend and brother Knight. He will be missed.

- Eileen and Dale Galley, Savannah, Ga

I first met Joe pulling fish out of ice for the fish fry years ago. He always wanted to dance the polka!

- Pat McMahon, Savannah, ga

It is with sincere sympathy I write these words. Joe worked for me for 20 years and never have I had a more reliable and faithful office employee. He was up to any task with no hesitation and always handled it supremely. I think of the saying frequently he used: "nothing ventured, nothing gained " and picked it up from him. I also really loved him as a friend. I know he will be missed greatly as we will too. We look forward to seeing him again in God's new world where sickness and death will be done away with forever. Revelation 21:3,4, Psalm 37:10,11, & 29.

- David and Sandy Payne , Pembroke, Georgia

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Joe. May his soul rest in peace

- Chris Desa, Savannah, GA

To Joe's family, please accept my condolences for your loss. I knew Joe back in the late 70's/early 80's when I worked in Savannah's shipping industry. I remember him as genial, sincere and a pleasure to work with when my clients' freight was routed through Bowman. I also remember we sometimes over lunch shared stories about Northeast Pennsylvania where I grew up not far from Scranton. On a lighter note, it was Joe who introduced me to the idea of mixing bourbon with orange juice. Talk about getting strange looks from bartenders. May Joe's memory be a blessing to his family.

- Gary Teller, Dunwoody, GA

I was sorry to see that Joe had pass away. I worked with him at Bowman. I liked Joe a lot, had some fun times!

- Bob White, Greensboro , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel

  • Burial
  • on Fri, February 07, 2020
  • Catholic Cemetery
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