Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Nancy Lee Gerson

November 9, 1934July 3, 2019

(nee Canner) beloved wife of the late Gary J. Gerson. Loving mother of Jodi (Dr. Richard) Lash and Michelle (Tim) Daunch. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey Michael and Jonathan Gerson Lash, Joshua Garrett and Marissa Gabrielle Berggrun. Dear sister of Marlene (Dr. Leonard) Franklin and sister in law of Sonia Abelson. Services will be held Friday, July 5 at 11 AM at the BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL 1985 S. Taylor Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence of Michelle and Tim Daunch, 1 Eastview Ln. Moreland Hills, OH. FRIDAY FOLLOWING SERVICES UNTIL 4:30 PM, FRIDAY EVENING 7 PM-9 PM, SATURDAY EVENING 7 PM-9 PM, SUNDAY 1 PM-4 PM. Friends who wish may contribute to the Cleveland Orchestra.


  • Funeral Services Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Interment Friday, July 5, 2019


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Miriam Rosenblatt

July 9, 2019

I am so sad to hear the news about Nancy. I worked with her for many years on a number of research projects. Nancy was always professional, personable and a joy to work with. We were able to stay in touch when we were able to meet up for dinner over the years. Nancy will definitely be missed!

Barb Juknialis

July 9, 2019

Nancy was a much loved member of the Department of Bioethics at Case until she retired. I personally knew Nancy for many years when she worked under me at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She and I kept in touch and regularly played Words with Friends. I will miss her, as will the faculty and staff in Bioethics who knew and worked with her.

Michell Rucinski

July 5, 2019

I was lucky to know Mrs. Gerson through my very close friend, Jodi. She always welcomed me as Mickey! I especially loved our visits after Jodi moved and we would spend time chatting or having a lunch together! She will be missed!❤️