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
UNH Media Relations
Aug. 3, 2005
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
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
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
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.