SAUGERTIES. . . The Rev. Theodore W. Warren, 92, of Saugerties NY, died in the Lord on Thursday December 24th, 2020 at The Pines of Catskill Nursing Home. He was born at home, October 8, 1928 in Winterton, New York to the late Walter and Dorothy (Koerner) Warren. Pastor Warren graduated from Middletown High School, attended Clarkson University, graduated from Wagner College and The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. Ordained on June 16, 1954, Rev. Warren’s first parish was St. Luke’s, Valatie, New York. After that he served various parishes in New York; a joint parish of Hartwick Seminary, Cooperstown and St. John’s,. Burlington, N.Y. (where he was instrumental in the construction of the church with the congregation); St. Paul’s, Fort Plain; St. Paul’s, Dansville, N.Y. ; Atonement Lutheran, Saugerties. In retirement he filled the role of supply pastor at a number of local Lutheran churches including St. Paul’s Lutheran, West Camp, N.Y. where he was a member and honored there in July 2014 for his 60th Anniversary of Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. After retirement from the active ministry, Pastor Warren worked for the Rip Van Winkle Boy Scout Council as a District Executive and was Camp Director at Camp Trimount for two years. As a former Boy Scout in his youth, he enjoyed every moment as an adult scouter and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award. In his late 70’s he worked at Price Chopper. Rev. Warren was a member for many years in the Catskill Glee Club singing tenor. He also appeared in many local theatrical productions primarily The Shandaken Threatrical Society. He also sang with Ars Choralis. A life long hobby was model railroading with his sons. The family wishes to thank the staff on 3W and 2E at The Pines at Catskill for their care of Pastor Warren for the past three months.
Rev. Warren is survived by his wife Dorothea Tracey Warren of Saugerties, his daughter Deborah Warren (Mark Braman) of Phoenicia, David Warren (Roxanne) of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Step-sons Peter Cotich (Phyllis), Saugerties and Richard Cotich (Krista) of Granville, N.Y. Grandchildren Eloise, Michael, Jarrod, and Andrew Warren; Jennifer Bauhoff, Breanna, Alexa, Keira, and Landon Cotich. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife Joan Warren, infant daughter Susanna, and his son Anthony Warren. Due to the pandemic and covid-19 a memorial service at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Camp, N.Y. will be planned for early summer 2021. Family suggests donations in his memory be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church General Fund, PO Box 47, West Camp, NY 12490 or the Rip Van Winkle Boy Scout Council. Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., cor. of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com