Robert Eugene “Bear” Warren, Jr.
August 2, 1956 – August 22, 2022
Robert Eugene Warren, Jr., also known as Bear, passed away from pancreatic cancer on August 22, 2022. Born August 2, 1956, he joined the Navy at 18 and after a short stint he was discharged under honorable conditions.
Bear was a single father of identical twin boys, Chad and Christopher. Tragically, Christopher was killed by an oncoming car when the boys were four years of age. The grieving family moved from Southern California to Mariposa.
Bear and Chad enjoyed camping in the mountains and had many good times at the Merced River. Over the years Bear worked at a variety of jobs, including driving for a propane company, working at a local gas station, bartending, and working as a ranch hand to name a few of the jobs he held in the Mariposa area.
Bear moved to Ahwahnee when he became employed at Ahwahnee Care Homes. He was compassionate and cared very much for the clients in his care.
Bear continued caregiving after he left the care home and worked for us taking care of our beloved patriarch. They became fast friends, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. He made life a lot easier for the whole family and became not only a caregiver but brother and friend.
From assisting in care to chopping wood and keeping the fireplace going in the winter, Bear was truly a gift to our family. Bear not only was helpful to us but others in the community that needed help. He was a big man with a big heart.
Bear leaves behind his son Chad, grandson Christopher, father Robert E. Warren, and his many siblings.
He will be missed by all.