Warren W. Blackwell, affectionately known as Warrnie and Pa B, was born on the 3rd of September 1934, in Corning, NY. Warren was a beacon of compassion and dedication within his community. His humility was a testament to his deep Catholic faith, and his funny nature brought joy and laughter to all those around him. He was a man whose heart was as expansive as his laugh, his passion for life was infectious, and his love for his family, friends, and faith was unwavering.\n\nWarren was a dedicated purchasing clerk in the Compressor Manufacturing industry and a valued past member of the Elks Club. His industrious spirit and commitment to his work earned him years of service awards at Ingersoll Rand/Dresser-Rand. Warren served in the Marine Corp for 3 years at which time he received an honorable discharge to care for his mother, Josephine. Beyond his professional life, Warren was an active city councilman, contributing to the improvement of his beloved Corning. His hobbies painted a colorful portrait of a man who loved gardening, reading, and singing opera in the backyard with his niece, Renee. An avid collector of Vatican stamps and a talented watercolorist, he found joy in the simplest things. He was a constant presence at his grandchildren's sports activities, and his annual portrayal of Santa Claus at his grandchildren's elementary school, The Youth Center, and Salvation Army was eagerly anticipated. His engagement within the community and the countless hours he spent volunteering at Guthrie Cancer Center reflected his deep love for those around him.\n\nIn keeping with his Roman Catholic faith, Warren was an active member at All Saints Parish, the Order of St. Francis, and he served as a Eucharistic Minister and a past member of the Parish Council. He found solace and strength in the words of Psalm 23, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters..." \n\nWarren is survived by his wife, Rose Blackwell; his children, Joseph and Kathleen; Rose's children: Michelle, Jonathan, Nathan (Beth) Stranges; grandchildren: Dominic, Anthony, Gage, Seth, Katie, and Brady; his future son-in-law, Nick; future granddaughter-in-law, Brooke; sister-in-law, Annabelle Banik; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret; his parents, Josephine and Hugh; his brother, Hugh and his wife Maxine; brother, Donald; and his in-laws, John Banik and Rosemary and Ronald Mucci.\n\nCalling Hours for Warren will be held on Tuesday, December 5th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery in Corning.\n\nThose wishing to make donations in Warren's memory can be sent to CareFirstNY and All Saints Parish.\n\nThe family would like to thank the caregivers from CenterWell, CareFirstNY and Dr. Michael Cilip.\n\nAs we bid farewell to Warren, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos of our beloved Warrnie on his memorial page at www.haugheyfuneralhome.com. Let us celebrate his life and keep his spirit alive in our hearts. His life was a testament to love, faith, and service, and it is in those memories we find comfort. Warren Blackwell, you will be deeply missed but your legacy will live on in every life you touched.\n\nWarren's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.