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Nancy Edith Dorer

December 22, 1923 — September 18, 2019

Nancy Dublin Dorer died during the evening of 18 September 2019 from complications following a fall earlier in the day. She would have been 96 years old in December. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Casper Dorer and loving mother to the late Judy Dorer and to David, who survives her. She was the daughter of Harold Dublin and Marjorie Davidson, and sister of the late Mary Dublin Stofer. She was called Aunt Nan by nieces and nephews Penny, Matthew, William, Douglas, Christopher, Craig, Mary Beth, Grover, Susan, and Barbara. She was the great aunt of many more.

Born in Rochester, New York, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio while in high school.
She graduated from Shaker Heights High School, going on to study at Flora Stone Mather College of what was then the Western Reserve University. Nan was a dedicated Presbyterian, serving as both General Assembly Commissioner (1988) and Moderator of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve (1990). Through the years, she attended Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, Noble Road Presbyterian, and Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian. She was a friend, guide, and light to many, both within and outside the Church.

Nan was an avid reader and a loyal listener to National Public Radio, often discussing programs and books with friends and family. Idealistic and practical, she was a lifelong learner, and advocate for racial and social justice. For over twenty years she had her regular seat in Severance Hall, listening to Cleveland Orchestra concerts with friends. She freely shared her opinion of the conductor, soloists, and the acoustics of the concert hall.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, 26 October, at Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian in Cleveland Heights, followed by a luncheon. The Rev. Dr. John C. Lentz, co-pastor of Forest Hill, will lead the service. Email to receive updates, RSVP (yes/no/tentative) for the luncheon, and to send a condolence, memory, or reflection. Cards, with similar information, may be sent to David Dorer, 26 Beals St, Brookline MA 02446. Gifts in Nan's memory may be made to Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian, or to the Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute of Cleveland, Ohio. The family gives thanks for the friendship, care, and kindness shown to Nan by all of those who work or live at Judson Park, where she spent her final years.
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