WILMINGTON – It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Warner, 78, of Wilmington, North Carolina, announce his passing on October 5, 2021. Robert “Bob” passed away peacefully from natural causes in the hospice lodge from Lower Cape Fear.
Bob was born in Hudson County, New Jersey, to Dr. and Mrs. Edward Sciorsci. Robert met his wife, Darla, in Atlanta, GA, and they were married in Flanders, NJ in 1981. They were in love for 40 years and were blessed with three children.
Mr. Warner has had a life filled with exceptional experiences. He served his country in the Air Force during the early days of the Vietnam conflict. After returning to the United States, he moved to Los Angeles. Using the skills he learned during his self-proclaimed “badly spent youth,” working as a ranch man in Montana and in drag racing in California, Bob went on to become a stuntman and actor. He has driven in the iconic scenes of “Bullitt” and “The French Connection” and has appeared in numerous John Wayne films, including “Big Jake” and “Hellfighters”. Other roles were in episodes of the ABC series “The FBI” and “The Mod Squad” and “Playboy After Dark” by CBS. It was when Bob joined the LAPD that he was asked to be a technical advisor for NBC’s “Police Story” and found his true calling, not in front of the camera, but behind her in the production.
Robert has enjoyed a rewarding career spanning over thirty years as a production manager / executive producer for television and films. He was a former member of the Screen Actors Guild and was a member in good standing of the Directors Guild of America when he passed away.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Darla, their children Dahlia, Edward and Matthew, two grandchildren and his sister, Vega. He will miss them, their families and his many friends dearly.
A celebration of his life will take place at a location and time to be determined. Those who wish to honor her life can donate on her behalf to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.