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Joe E. Warren
March 22, 1944 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Joe Edward Warren, 79, of Lafayette, Colorado, passed away peacefully at home on February 3, 2024. He had lived with grace and courage since his ALS diagnosis in early 2021.
Joe was born on March 22, 1944 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He grew up in Rochester, New York after moving there as a child, graduating from Greece Olympia High School in 1962. He went on to study engineering at Purdue University, earning his PhD in 1970.
Joe and his wife, Nancy (Schmitt) met at Purdue University. They were married in September 1966 and had two daughters, Jennifer and Suzanne.
Joe worked for over thirty years in the telecommunications field, starting at Bell Labs in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1983, he and his family moved to Fair Haven, New Jersey where he worked for Bell Labs in Holmdel. Joe was transferred to Colorado in 1996 and retired from Avaya in 2002.
Joe took up road cycling while living in Fair Haven. He joined a cycling club and spent many weekends out riding centuries with them. He participated in Ride the Rockies several times after moving to Colorado. He spent his retirement years working at Spero Winery and volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Porsche Club. He enjoyed working on his cars and participating in DEs at High Plains Raceway.
Joe will be remembered as a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather. He will also be fondly remembered as a good colleague and supervisor, cultivating lifelong friendships throughout his career. Joe was still in touch with friends he had made at Purdue and along the way in Indiana, New Jersey and finally, in Colorado. Some of Joe’s dearest friends, his “coffee buddies”, started coming to the house for their weekly visits once he could no longer meet them at Starbucks. He looked forward to those visits and treasured that time spent together.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Glynn and Rose Warren and his daughter, Suzanne.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughter, Jennifer (Chris) Garrity of Lincroft, New Jersey and four grandchildren, Paige, Kyle, Meghan and Kaeleigh.
A viewing will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at In Memoriam Funeral Parlor, 7290 W 119th Place, Broomfield, CO 80020. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10:00 p.m. at The Establishment located at 11885 Bradburn Blvd, Westminster, CO 80031.