Pauline S. Duber (nee Yaross), aged 95 of Beachwood, passed away Dec. 1, 2019.
Born Aug. 7, 1924, in Cleveland to Rose and Theodore Yaross, Pauline graduated from Glenville High School and Case Western Reserve University, and attended The Ohio State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in January 1969 and a MSSA degree in January 1974.
Pauline had a varied work history, holding the following positions: supervisor of home adoptions at the Cuyahoga County Department of Social Services; head social worker in the intake department at Jewish Family Service Association; family therapist in the Center for Human Services at RAP Art Center; psychiatric social worker for developmentally disabled individuals for the State of California; and administrator and program director at the Brentwood Center for Developmentally Disabled Children in Inglewood, Calif.
A member of Park Synagogue, Pauline was just as involved in her community. She lent her skills to the following organizations: the National Association of Social Workers; the American Public Welfare Association; the National Conference on Social Welfare; NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers; the American Association of Mental Deficiency; the Society for Clinical Social Work; the American Association of Sex Educators; Sigma Alpha Sigma (social administration honor society); and Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology honor society).
Pauline was an accomplished social worker who went back to school after her husband died. She obtained a master’s degree in social work. Pauline was extremely proud of her family and their accomplishments. When she was studying for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she would study at a small table in the basement next to the washer and dryer. While the washer and dryer were going, the noise would drown out her beloved sons wreaking havoc just upstairs.
Pauline was a life master in bridge and loved going to see Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Playhouse performances. She was also an accomplished pianist and loved the art program offered at R.H. Myers Apartments.
Her drive and commitment to her education will be cherished by her entire family.
Pauline is survived by her children, Michael (Cindy) Duber of Pepper Pike, Dr. Roger (Shelley) Duber of Alta Loma, Calif. and Jeffrey Duber (Bill Fulton) of Cleveland Heights; grandchildren, Dr. Herbert Duber (Andrea Bernasconi), Brandon (Amber) Duber, Craig (Rachel) Duber, Andrea Duber and Eli Duber; and great-grandchildren, Arielle, Aliya, Hannah, Taylor, Bodie, Kaila and Scarlett. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Dr. Herbert C. Duber; parents, Rose and Theodore Yaross; and siblings, Al Yaross and Betty Bronstein.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 S. Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights. Interment will follow at Bet Olam Cemetery.
Shiva will immediately follow burial until 8 p.m. Dec. 4, from 1 to 4 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at 2205 Botanica Lane in Pepper Pike.
Contributions in loving memory of Pauline can be made to Park Synagogue or R.H. Myers Apartments’ art program.