Donald Thomas Warren, former Balto. Co. fire official, dies

Donald Thomas Warren, a retired Baltimore County fire official and a World War II veteran, died Oct. 2 of congestive heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 92.

Mr. Warren was born and raised in Owings Mills. He was a 1935 graduate of Franklin High School.

He enlisted as a private in the Army in 1941 and fought with an infantry unit in the Aleutian Islands and later in Europe. He was wounded and earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

Mr. Warren was discharged in 1945 with the rank of lieutenant, and two years later joined the Baltimore County Fire Department.

At the time of his retirement in 1977, he was assigned to fire headquarters in Towson, where he had been chief deputy for a decade.

The longtime Reisterstown resident was a volunteer firefighter with the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Baltimore County Retired Officers and Firefighters Association and the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association.

Mr. Warren was a member of Veterans Foreign Wars Post 521 in Owings Mills and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

"He was an avid reader and enjoyed taking classes at Charlestown," said a nephew, Wayne Trump, who lives in Hampstead.

His wife of 28 years, the former Helen Jean Baker, died in 1985.

Services were Oct. 6.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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