Native son of Texas, Warren Eusan, was born in 1920 to parents Rev. J.C. Eusan and Mrs. F.M. Eusan.
Warren was educated in the public school system in San Antonio where he attended Cuney Elementary School. Douglas Junior High School, and Wheatley High School of which he graduated from in 1936. After high school graduation, he went on to higher learning and attended St. Phillip’s College from 1936 to 1938 and was active in choir, drama, and sports; mainly basketball.
Upon graduation from St. Philips College, Warren continued his education at Wiley College in Marshal, Texas from where his father had graduated in 1895. He continued to enjoy participating in sports such as basketball and tennis and was also initiated into the Omega Psi Phi fraternity on February 12, 1939. He was passionate about his studies in education and in 1940 graduated with his Bachelors of Arts in Education and then moved back to San Antonio.
In San Antonio, Warren was active in community activities and volunteered and worked with the YMCA and Boy’s Club among other organizations. He continued throughout his life volunteering and giving back to his community.
Warren also served in the military and is an original Tuskegee Airman entering the Army Air Corps in 1942. While at Tuskegee, he attended advanced air training courses and in 1944 graduated from the Bryan Instrument Flying Air Corps in Bryan, Texas of which he helped integrate. While back at Tuskegee he taught pilots and cadets how to read instruments for flying and also performed flight evaluations of pilots.
After leaving Tuskegee in 1946, he returned to San Antonio to pursue a career in education upon which he was hired as a 6th grade teacher in the San Antonio Independent School System (SAISS) and in later years worked as a school liaison for the superintendent of SAISS.
Warren did not cease the opportunity to obtain more education as in 1951 he received his Master’s Degree in education from Atlanta University (Clark Atlanta) and also attended the University of Austin from 1951-1954 where he studied education administration. He also studied at Trinity University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Colorado at Boulder and taught at St. Philips College. Warren remained in the education profession for many decades before retiring after 44 years of service.
Throughout his life, Warren was active in many organizations; one of the founders and president of Bexar County Teachers’ Federal Credit Union, member of United Methodist Men at St. Paul, life member of NAACP, DAV, American Legion, St. Philip’s Alumni Association, and Wiley Alumni College Association of which he received an alumni award for his many decades of financial support and dedication to the school since 1941.
Warren also received his 75-year pin on June 7, 2014 for 75 years membership in the Omega Psu Phi fraternity. Over 20 of his fraternity brothers visited him to present him with his pin. He was very happy to see them and some great photos were taken.
Warren always enjoyed being around people and had a very personable type of personality and blended well with all types of people. He had many long-time friends in his circle. He always looked forward to seeing and talking with them all and would especially light up when Mr. Hill and Mr. Pinchback were present as they would talk and joke about a lot of things. They and their wives were regular, clockwork visitors to him while at home, in assisted living and skilled nursing, and also during the numerous visits to the hospital.
When the fraternity brothers presented Warren with a flat screen TV on his 93rd birthday, he and Mr. Hill became glued to it whenever there was a sporting event on. If they weren’t glued to the flat screen TV, then they were glued to the TV in the dining room at Warren’s skilled nursing facility. If anyone even tried to talk to them while a sporting event was on, they were totally tuned out.
There were many other loyal and dedicated friends and family members in Warren’s life, along with their family members. He viewed many of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as his own and enjoyed their company immensely. There were also many who provided help to his family when in time of need. His family sends out many thanks to all of those who played such an important role and provided such caring support over the many decades of his life.
Warren is survived by his daughter, Dana Eusan of Pasadena, California, an English as a Second Language specialist on the university, community college, and adult school levels. He is also survived by a niece and several great nieces and nephews who reside in Texas.