UNH Community Honors Life of Prof. Warren At Funeral and Memorial Service Friday, Aug. 5
Professor Died After Paragliding Accident in Canada July 30


Contact: Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations

Aug. 3, 2005


Charles Warren
Assistant professor of biochemistry
and molecular biology

DURHAM, N.H. -- A memorial service for Charles Warren, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in the great room of Huddleston Hall. Graveside services will be held prior to the memorial service at noon at Riverside Cemetery, Elm Street, Newmarket. Friends and colleagues of Warren are welcome at both the funeral and memorial service.

Warren died Saturday night, July 30, from injuries sustained in a paragliding accident the day before. He had been on vacation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

His family has requested that dress for the memorial service be business casual. Black clothing is not desired.

Born September 17, 1962, in Guildford, United Kingdom, he was the son of the late Charles Peter and Joan (Staples) Warren. He earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University in England in 1989. He loved rock climbing and paragliding.

Survivors include his mother Joan Warren of Scotland; a brother, Paul T. Warren of Birmingham, UK; and a special friend, Kathy Perreco, of Canton, Mass.

Statement from UNH President Ann Weaver Hart:

“The death of Professor Warren has a profound effect on our community. In a magazine column two years ago, I used Charles Warren as one of our best examples of a faculty member who represented the epitome of interdisciplinary teaching, research and outreach. While he has been at UNH for only three years, he already was making his mark on students and colleagues. Professor Warren was deeply committed to working with New Hampshire school teachers through the Leitzel Center and was co-director of the New Hampshire Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network. His research in glycobiology will one day lead to better treatments for disease. While rising star sounds clichéd, Professor Warren epitomized that star quality. We mourn his loss tremendously.”

In memory of Warren, the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture has established the Charles Warren Memorial Fund. Memorial checks should be made out to the Charles Warren Memorial Fund and sent to the UNH Foundation, 9 Edgewood Drive, Durham, NH 03824.

Funds will be used to establish a memorial site on the Durham campus for Warren. Should the total amount of memorial gifts reach endowment level, the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and/or the family of Charles Warren reserves the right to endow the fund where the funds would then be used for graduate student scholarships in biochemistry and molecular biology.