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Robert D. Warren

February 4, 1922 ~ July 9, 2010 (age 88)

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Robert D. "Doc" Warren, Ph. D., age 88, 228 Frosty Valley Road, Danville, died at his home on Friday, July 9, 2010 and was pronounced dead at 11:55 p. m. He has been in failing health for several years.

Born on February 4, 1922 in Sumrall, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Dock and Eunice (Hollingsworth) Warren. He resided in Hemlock Township, Columbia County since 1964 and formerly lived in Kensington, Maryland.

Doc attended Warren Easton High School, New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Textile Industrial Institute, Spartansburg, South Carolina. He also attended Spartansburg Methodist College for two years and received his bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. He later received his master's and doctoral degrees from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

He taught at Northwood High School and also at Springbrook High School, both in Silver Spring, Maryland. He became a professor of history at Bloomsburg University in 1964, retiring in 1984. He served as Chairman of the Diplomatic History Department for twelve of those years.

Doc served with the US Navy during World War II and again during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bloomsburg.

While at Bloomsburg University, he assisted in founding the Sigma Iota Fraternity, the first social fraternity at the University, in 1964 and remained active after his retirement.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, E. Main & Iron Streets, Bloomsburg. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Marjorie A. Menaul. Interment in St. Gabriel's Cemetery near Benton.

Memorials may be sent to the Robert D. Warren, Scholarship Fund, c/o Bloomsburg University Foundation, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

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