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Harvey I. Warner, 81, Of Fort Lee

FORT LEE, N.J. -- Harvey I., Warner, 81, of Fort Lee, died July 21, 2016. 

Warner was born in Newark, and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. 

He was in the furniture business for most of his life and was a talented artist and writer. He was a graduate of Weequahic High School in Newark and Seton Hall University in South Orange.

He was an avid sports fan, always rooting for his beloved New York Yankees, New York Knicks and New York Rangers. 

His greatest love was his wife of more than 18 years, Rita Warner, and their six children, three each from their respective prior marriages, who they fondly called their "Brady Bunch." 

He was predeceased by his father, David L. Warner, and mother, Beatrice Warner (nee Kleinfeld). 

He is survived by his wife, Rita Warner (nee Scellato); sister, Rita "Cookie" Wisser and her husband, Jack; son, Steven Warner and his fiancé, Wendy Sikorski; daughter, Lisa Jacobson and her husband, Greg; daughter, Heidi Warner-Richardson and her husband, Peter; daughter, Debra Wolfel; daughter Lori Horbiak, and her husband Rich; son, Michael J. Scellato III and his wife, Dina; and 11 grandchildren, David Warner, Brian Warner, Briana Jacobson, Benjamin Jacobson, Samantha Jacobson, Jake Richardson, Danielle Horbiak, Brandon Horbiak, Kate Wolfel, Casey Scellato and Michael J. Scellato IV. 

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus. 

The family will be sitting shiva and welcomes all friends and family to the home of Steven Warner and Wendy Sikorski, 147 Haas Road, Basking Ridge, starting at 4 p.m. Monday. 

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Grace Healthcare/Hospice Services, Raritan Plaza III, 105 Fieldcrest Ave., Suite 402, Edison, NJ 08837.

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