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Warren Edward Dexter, 93

May 27, 2009

OCT. 30, 1915-MAY 24, 2009

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Warren Edward Dexter, 93, of Port Charlotte, formerly of Taunton, Mass., and Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, May 24, 2009.

Mr. Dexter was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Taunton, Mass., to George and Clara (Brown) Dexter, and retired to Punta Gorda, Fla., with his wife, Norma, in 1987.

He was a cadet at Taunton High School, and enjoyed baseball and ice hockey.

Warren served in World War II in the Army Signal Corps, head of all communications and radar in California. Upon moving back to Massachusetts, he was head of the service department at Allied Appliance Department in Boston. He later moved to Maryland and founded Environmental Air Control, which served companies such as Bureau of Standards & NIH with clean-air equipment and rooms.

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He enjoyed boating and motorcycling, and was an active member in yacht clubs in Maryland and Punta Gorda.

Mr. Dexter is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Norma Dexter of Port Charlotte; his daughter, Carol; his son, Dennis; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth Murray.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shirley Andre; and sister, Charlotte Grassie.

Funeral services will be held at O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home in Taunton at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009. Burial will be in Pleasant Street Cemetery in Raynham, Mass.

Arrangements are by O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home. Phone: 508-823-3371.

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