Obituary of Willis C. Warburton
Willis "Wally" Warburton Jr. 76 passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Riverside nursing home. Born in Albany son of the late Willis C. Warburton Sr. and Mary Cordial Warburton.
He attended St. John's Academy and later graduated Hudson Valley Community College. From there, he Joined Local #83 in 1965 working for Tougher Industries for over 40 years going on to be their Vice President. He also served as president of both the JATC and SMACNA devoting much of his life to making the sheet metal industry better and stronger. Wally enjoyed golfing, racing stock cars at Lebanon Valley and other racetracks and spending time with family.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother, Bobby Warburton
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Corellis Warburton; sons, Richard (Dana) Warburton and William "Bill" (Brenda) Warburton; granddaughters, Audrey and Grace Warburton; sisters, Sue Ellen (Paul) Iula, Mary Joy, brothers; Ned (Kit ) Warburton and Robbie (Karen) Warburton; and former daughter-in-law Lori Warburton. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
At Wally's request there will be no services. Contributions in Wally's name may be made to local #83 apprentice school program 900 Commerce Dr, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or Alzheimers Assoc. 4 Pine West Plaza #405 Albany, NY 12205To send flowers to the family of Willis Warburton, please visit Tribute Store