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Warren H. Kaye of Hershey's Mill, West Chester, Pennsylvania, age 76 passed away July 23,2017, at Paoli Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jane Kaye; daughters, Karen Pelton, of Chester Springs and Wendi Downey, of West Chester; four grandchildren, Kaye Pelton, Fredric Downey, Greg Pelton, Jacob Downey; and two sons-in-law, Scott Pelton and Steve Downey. For those of you who knew Warren you would appreciate the fact that he wrote his own obituary. Formerly of Thomasville, Georgia, Warren was an active member of the Rotary Club and was awarded the Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow award while in Thomasville. Warren was the president and CEO of Centek Industries Inc., which he grew over 13 years to be the world's largest manufacturer of marine exhaust systems. He and his partner sold the company in 2007, and Warren soon thereafter return to Pennsylvania to be near family. He was a member of Glen Arven Country Club in Georgia and in Pennsylvania a member of Golden Eagle, Radley Run, and St. Davids Country Club, as well as West Chester Golf Club. He was a graduate of Conestoga High School, Denison University and The Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. He was employed by Atlantic Richfield Company in Jacksonville, Florida, as district manager for 14 years, moved to London, England, as the director of marketing for Arco Nuclear and Medical, and was a business and marketing professor at the Philadelphia College of Textile and Science in Philadelphia. He was awarded the Professor of the Year award before retiring and moving to Georgia. He enjoyed the company of all people and loved and treated those that he worked with as if they were his family. Warren never disliked anyone and was a VERY intelligent man who had a special sense of humor that could bring a smile to anyone's face. He was the most generous and kind man that you will ever find and was loved by all but especially by his family and friends. The family will celebrate his life privately with family and friends.
Published on June 26, 2017
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