William Lee Warner ’65

William Lee Warner, 72, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019, after a 17 month illness. He is survived by his adoring wife of 26 years, Anita, and loving nieces, Chloe Warner, Jennifer Jarden, and her daughters, Charlotte and Angelina. Born January 20th, 1947 to William and Dori Warner of Manhattan, Lee was the ultimate New Yorker. After attending St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s, and The Williston Northampton School, he received a BA from Columbia College and an MBA from NYU Stern. Lee was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Investment Management and then at Global Investment Advisors. Following a successful career in Money Management, he and Anita fulfilled their dream of sharing their time between Manhattan and Antibes, France. Celebration Service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Chapel, 325 Park Ave., New York, on April 30th at 3:30 pm. Donations in Lee’s memory may be made to the Rhodes Center for Glioblastoma, New York Presbyterian, Office of Development, 850 Third Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

4 thoughts on “William Lee Warner ’65”

  1. We were at Columbia together for 4 years after Williston, and you were the same person I knew earlier–quiet, thoughtful, a perfect gentleman. RIP my friend–

  2. We worked together at JP Morgan for many years although in different areas. We saw each other on occasion and had fun recalling our days at Williston or talking about what was going on at the bank. I will miss him.

  3. I worked with Lee from his arrival at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in 1986 until my departure from there in the summer 1999. He was a wonderful boss, mentor, and director. He was the consummate strategist, high level thinker, while I was the technical detail-driven execution specialist. It was a great partnership. We also bonded over a common love of all things France, fountain pens, and Lalique crystal. He helped me get a great deal on accommodations in Juan Les Pins for my honeymoon in 1991. We stayed in touch by email since then, and my last message from him was about two years before his passing. I’m not sure he remembers or knew how much I cared for him, but I his family only happiness in the future.

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