Bliss G. 'Candy' Warner, financial worker and lacrosse mom, dies

Bliss G. 'Candy' Warner, financial worker and lacrosse mom, dies.

Bliss G. "Candy" Warner, a former Baltimore resident who worked in the financial industry for several decades, died Sunday of cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse in Philadelphia. She was 67.

The daughter of Dr. William Epperson Gilmore, former head of surgery at Union Memorial Hospital, and Marjorie Young Gilmore, Bliss Gilmore was born in Baltimore and raised on Warrenton Road in Guilford.

After graduating from Garrison Forest School in 1967, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1971 from Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va. In the late 1970s, she obtained a master's degree in business from what is now Loyola University Maryland.

From 1978 to 1981, she worked for T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. She later joined Jackson Weeks in Bernardsville, N.J., then R.J. Walls in Princeton, N.J.

In 1981, she married William Stone Warner Jr., a recruitment manager for AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Del. The couple lived in Clinton, N.J., before moving to Yardley, Pa., in 1986.

From 2000 to 2007, Ms. Warner worked as a part-time teller at a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newtown, Pa., and devoted much of her time to watching her son play lacrosse at McDaniel College in Westminster. She was involved with McDaniel Lacrosse Tailgating.

"She actively supported her kids and was a big lacrosse mom," said her husband.

Ms. Warner was especially fond of her pit bull, Kujoe, he said. She was also a movie buff.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. July 7 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

In addition to her husband, Ms. Warner is survived by her son, William Gilmore Warner of Mays Chapel; a daughter, Ashely Warner McGarrity of Philadelphia; two sisters, Eleanor Massie of Baltimore and Tobey Shaw on Greenwich, Conn.; and a grandson.

—Frederick N. Rasmussen

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