Jared 'Jerry' Warner Jr., age 68, of Hamden, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 29, 2017. Born in New Haven on April 28, 1949, he was the son of the late Jared Warner Sr. & Evelyn (Rueger) Warner. Jared is survived by his sisters, Jeanne P. Warner of North Haven and Laurie C. Henson of Hamden; nieces Kristine Henson of Guilford and Amy O’Brien & her husband Shaun of Champlain, NY and his great-nephew Declan Kade O’Brien. Soon after graduating from Hamden High School, he became the drummer for the former New Haven bands “The Frontiers' and 'Better Daze.” Shortly after that he moved and lived in California from 1971 to 1991. While there he was a musician, playing the drums for various bands in Los Angeles & Las Vegas. While in Los Angeles, Jared was employed by a record company and later worked for Hughes Aircraft. He was a semi-pro bowler for several years, owning and operating his own Pro Bowling Shop. Jerry later moved to northern California and attended Feather River College and studied forestry. In 1991 he moved back to CT to be near his family and was employed at Arkwright in Guilford. Jared always loved and cared for all animals and had a passion for poetry, he wrote and published many poems in small local Los Angeles publications back in the 70's. He also did a lot of freelance photography while in LA. Friends may visit with his family on Friday from 11:00 am to 12 noon at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. His Prayer Service will begin Friday at 12 noon in the funeral home followed by burial in Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in Jared’s memory may be made to Animal Haven, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

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  1. Back in the early 60’s, Mark Nichols, Mike Parent, myself, Fred Donroe, and Jerry were inseparable. We played touch football, baseball, wiffle ball, etc, in our small, tight little Battis Rd, Blue Hills Ave., community. We lost touch when he moved west but we still remember. All our condolences.

  2. I echo the above comments by Al Donroe. We were the .four musketeers. growing up together in the mid 50’s through mid 60’s. My condolences as well to Jerry’s family and friends.

  3. Back in the 60’s Jerry and I spent many day’s riding our bikes to Clarks pond and the Mill river fishing for hours all summer long. We also formed a band, the Dynamics, Jerry of coarse on drums myself on guitar along with Sal Chiarleglio , and another guy Tadd from New Haven, Our biggest gig was playing at the old Paramount theater in New Haven with a bunch of other bands, times were good. Jerry got the offer to play with the Frontiers, so we all agreed he should do it . After high school we lost touch. This was very sad news for me . Our condolences go out to his family.

  4. We are truly saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing, and so sorry we do not hear until today . He was such a gentle man, with a big heart ,I never knew anyone who would disagree. May your family find comfort in one another at this time of sorrow . Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry and your family. With heartfelt sympathy, Cliff and Ted

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