Jack O. Warden

July 07, 1931 ‒ July 29, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jack O. Warden, age 83, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.  He was born on July 7, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Oliver and Elizabeth (Peterman) Warden.  Jack served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant (junior grade) from 1955-1959. He married Martha Szaniszlo on September 11, 1955 in Fairport Harbor, OH.

Jack graduated from The Ohio State University in 1955 with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked for the Worthington Corporation (Cleveland), Ohio Transmission and Pump (Columbus), Fluor (Houston, TX) and Prichard Engineering (Kansas City, KS) as an equipment and mechanical engineer. He retired in 1996 and moved to Mt. Vernon. He was an avid Buckeye, Indians and Browns fan. He enjoyed golf, bridge and took numerous cruises with his wife Martha.

Jack was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was a member of University Lodge #631 in Columbus. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his two sons, Dwight (Lorraine) Warden of Blackduck, Minnesota and Thomas (Becky) Cottrell) Warden of The Woodlands, Texas, grandchildren, Alicia (Michael) Chilton of Des Moines, Iowa, Elliot (Elizabeth) Warden of Normal, Illinois, Elizabeth Warden of New York City, Emily Warden of Lester Prairie, Minnesota and her fiancé, Alan Holasek of St. Paul, Minnesota and two nieces Janet Ailes of Morgantown, WV and Mary (Jeff) Regalis of Boliva, NC.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Barbara Warden (2014), his sister Nancy Walden, and a niece, Barbara Reidy.

A memorial service for Jack will be scheduled for a later date to take place at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon.  Interment will be held in the Perry Township Cemetery in Perry, Ohio.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jack O. Warden.

Memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

To share a memory or leave a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Dwight, Tom and Families,

    Jack will now be with the love of his life. I will miss them both. They were very special to me, as are both of you boys.

    Please keep in touch. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.