Ethel Bersh Warner, born March 6, 1919, in Philadelphia, died peacefully on Sept. 6, 2019 in Cleveland at age 100.
She was a woman of great moral and ethical character and a passionate lover of classical music and opera, a love which she communicated to her children who also became music lovers and later professional musicians.
She was beloved to many, many people in Philadelphia, which was the city of her birth and young adult life; in Atlanta, where she and her late husband of 60 years, Harold, lived and worked in research and administration at Emory University for 33 years; in Lancaster, Pa., where she and her late husband moved in retirement; and in Cleveland, where, through her son, Stephen and his wife, Carolyn, both violinists in The Cleveland Orchestra, made many dear and lasting friendships.
Beloved wife of the late medical researcher and inventor Harold Warner; mother of the late Carol Warner Dougan of Jonesboro, Ark., and son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Carolyn Warner of Cleveland Heights; beloved grandson, artist and designer, Ari Michael Warner of Cleveland and noted historian and author, son-in-law, Michael B. Dougan of Jonesboro. Other close family survivors include sister-in-law, Jacqueline Bersh, and beloved nieces and nephews, Dr. Linda Cherrey Reeser of Kalamazoo, Mich., Dr. Robert Cherrey of Philadelphia, Dr. Lauren Alloy of Philadelphia, Marilyn Ampolsk of Washington, D.C., and Sandra Scheinin of Philadelphia, and great-niece, Dr. Adrienne Romer.