David L. Warren, M.D., 93, died Wednesday January 10, 2018 at his home at Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay.
Born in 1924 in Pittsburg, PA, Dr. Warren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Janet Doran Warren and their four children; Tom Warren and wife Denise, Sara Gardner and husband Thomas, Kate Reynolds and husband Liam and John Warren. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; Riley, Kate and Shane Warren, Brigit and Tullis Gardner, Brendan and Ryan Reynolds, and Ashely, Sarah and Shelby Warren, three great grandchildren; Catalina, Elle and Avery Warren, and two sisters-in-law Nancy D. Bradford and Janet J. Warren.
He was pre-deceased by his parents Edwin Taylor and Dorothy L. Warren, brother Thomas P. Warren and his beloved grandson Conor Reynolds.
In 1938 David’s father accepted a job with the Tata Iron and Steel Company in Jamshedpur, India where his family lived for the next 12 years. In 1942, when David graduated from Kodaikanal International High School in South India, he returned to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College and Tufts Medical School. David served in a V-12 U.S. Navy unit from 1943 to 1945 and again with the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1952. He was board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He had a private practice in Manchester CT for twenty years. From 1970 to 1975 he served as president of the American Medical Association of Hartford CT. Always an active supporter of civil rights, he was a founding member of the Manchester Social Action Committee. David ran 14 marathons and was a competitive tennis and bridge player.
In 1976, looking for an area of medicine where he could be of greater service, David joined the U.S. Public Health Service and the family moved to Philadelphia MS where he served as a physician with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and earned the rank of Captain. In 1978 he continued with the U.S. Public Health Service at the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk VA for three years.
Dr. Warren’s final years of medical practice combined occupational medicine and internal medicine at Reynolds Metal Corporation in Richmond VA.
The Warrens retired to Westminster Canterbury in 2004. They are members of the Lynnhaven Congregational United Church of Christ. David volunteered at the Virginia Aquarium and Angel Flight; he also served as President of the Westminster Canterbury Residents Association.
He loved his profession and was a lifelong student of medicine. When asked what kind of Doctor he was, he’d respond, always with a twinkle in his eye, “I was a good one!”
David L. Warren M.D. – a good doctor, good husband, good father and good friend. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held in the Westminster Canterbury Chapel on Saturday, January 27th at 11 AM. The family wishes to thank the Hospice Group of WC at Home for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Westminster Canterbury Foundation (residents fund) or the Lynnhaven Congregational United Church of Christ.