Cyrus Ely (Joe) Warden Jr., 77, of Satellite Beach, Florida, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, peacefully at home.
He was born January 8, 1936, in New York City, New York, to Dr. Cyrus Ely and Harriet Steele Warden, the first of three sons. Cy graduated from Forest Hills High School, Queens, New York, in 1952 and soon after the family moved to Brevard Co., Florida.
Cy enlisted in the U.S. Navy May 1952 at Jacksonville Naval Base as a radio repairman and was on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier on a Mediterranean tour. Cy had a special fondness for tennis, chess, dancing, swimming and meteorology. In 1962 he received an associate degree in Mathematics from Brevard Engineering College, now known as Florida Institute of Technology, Virgil Grissom was guest speaker at graduation. He was a member of the Brevard County (SAR) Sons of the American Revolution and a member of Satellite Beach United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Thomas Warden.
Survivors include his loving wife, Janelle Walker Warden; sons, Carter and wife, Melanie, Graham and wife, Sayaka; Six grandchildren, Caleb, Maddie, Jack, Lisa, Liko and Jess Warden; a brother, Dr. William Steele Warden and wife, Ann, two nephews, Cameron & Rod Warden; and two nieces, Beth Warden & Deborah O’Connor Skinner; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Walker O’Connor, of Connecticut; and many cousins scattered throughout the U.S.A. and New Zealand.
Cy and Janelle had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December. They enjoyed traveling and meeting cousins from New Zealand to Texas.
Cy is donating his body to the University of Central Florida Medical School.
Memorial service will come at a later date.
Donations may be made in Cy’s memory to the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church, 450 Lee Ave., Satellite Beach, FL 32937.
Please visit www.beachfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family or to make a donation in Cy’s name.
Beach Funeral Home is serving the family of Cyrus E Warden Jr.
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