He was a 1975 graduate of Elyria High School, where he was an outstanding athlete of football and track. He played football at both Arizona Junior College and West Virginia University
Warren worked at BASF for 35 years and retired in 2013. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church in Elyria. He had a love for football and was an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan. He was a 33rd Degree Mason. Warren was past Worshipful Master of Sidonia Lodge #93 F&A.M., past Excellent High Priest of Golden Ark Chapter #38 R.A.M., Right Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest M.E.P.H. Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Mason, past Thrice illustrious Master, Phoenician Council #24 R&S.M., past Grand Thrice of the most Grand Council of Royal and select Masters, past Eminent commander of Emanuel Commandery #32 Knight Templer, Grand inspector General 33 degree of Bezaleel Consistory #15 A.A.S.R. of F.M., past illustrious potentate of Al Lalim Temple #223 A.E.A.O.N.M.S. inc.; Past Worthy Patron of Sidonia Chapter #69 O.E.S.; and past most Worthy Joshua of Floyd C. Churchwell Court #8-Heriones of Jericho, member of Adoniram Court #6, The Circle of Perfection.
Warren is survived by his loving wife, Joanne, of 30 years; sons, Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and Tony Northup; sister, Rhoda Solomon-Nemley (Dawud), Gale Washington, Arlette Brown, Teresa Brown (Keith) and Linda Hayes (Bruce); brothers, Robert Brown, Jr., Arlen Brown, And Wayne Fitzpatrick (Linda); his aunts, Jean Halliburton, Elaine Jones and Jeanette Jones; uncles, Don Jones and Douglas Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Alfaretta Brown and Prince Albert and Lucy Mae Fitzpatrick; sisters, Sylvia Ramos, Loretta Moss and brothers, Darrel and Terry Brown
Visitation is Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 6 until 9 P.M., with a Masonic service at 7 P.M., at Second Baptist Church, 427 Chapman Lane, Elyria. The Service will be Friday, September 5, 2014, 11 A.M., with an hour of visitation at 10 A.M., also at the church. Pastor Carl P. Small will officiate the service. Interment will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, 127 West Bridge St., Elyria (440-322-7788). Online condolences can be sent to www.Carterfuneralhomesinc.com