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Colletonians pay tribute to Bernard Warshaw


We have suffered a great loss. It is not just our overall Colleton community that is mourning the loss of the beloved Bernard Warshaw. His passing marks the end of yet another person who belonged to the Greatest Generation of veterans and war heroes that this nation has ever known. His leaving also marks the end of an outreach and education effort that Mr. Warshaw relentlessly pursued.


Bernard Warshaw taught everyone the importance of love and of understanding, having selflessly relived war memories over and over again to remind of us of the tragedies of the wars he fought in, and of the crimes against humanity in which he was a soldier. Even as a veteran, Mr. Warshaw never stopped fighting to improve the community which he loved: he poured love into every project that he was a part of, and he personally helped turn the Veterans Victory House into a reality for the greater Walterboro community.


He personally remembered the names of those whom he spoke to, a overwhelming feat knowing the network of people who surrounded him; and Bernard Warshaw never stopped believing in what he knew the Colleton County community could become.


Bernard Warshaw was more than a businessman. He was a visionary, a man of strength goodwill, and loyalty to each person he touched. He embodied the attitude of what is means to be a Southern gentleman. He carried the torch of his generation well and full of light.


In these moments of mourning, we cannot help but feel blessed for having been a part of his large outreach of goodwill.


To those in Mr. Warshaw’s family, we thank you sincerely for allowing us to be a part of his and your lives. We offer our heartfelt condolences to you, and send prayers of support and love to your family. It is not every day that a community has the honor of being affected by a man like Bernard Warshaw. We are grateful that he was given to us, and that we all were a part of his life and his love. Our challenge is to ensure that the acts of kindness, goodwill, education and power that he placed into his community is something that continues to be carried on. We owe that to the man who was the greatest of his great generation.


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