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NINA WAIN Nina Wain (nee Saul), 74, of Shaker Heights, OH and Palm Beach Gardens, FL passed away on July 6, 2009 after a valiant three-year battle with cancer. She was born in Cleveland to the late Sylvia and Albert Saul. She attended Cleveland Heights High School, studied piano and clarinet at Interlochen, and was a music major at University of Michigan. Mrs. Wain taught piano for more than 20 years and owned a needlepoint shop in The Millcreek Racquet Club. She was an active volunteer at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Bellefaire, where she volunteered for 32 years and served on the board for 12 years. She was co-chair of the Silver Circle of Cleveland's Jewish Community Federation and has donated her time and musical talent to many charitable organizations. Mrs. Wain was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Norman Wain, and four children, Beth Brandon (Bob), Amy Garnitz (David), Cathy Stamler (Jonathan) and David (Zandy Hartig) as well as eight grandchildren, Leslie, Sarah and Allison Brandon, Anna and Ben Garnitz, Samantha and Alexandra Stamler, and Henry Wain. Donations are suggested to Bellefaire JCB, 22001 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44118, or VNA Home Assist, 2500 East 22nd St, Cleveland, OH 44115. Services will be held Wednesday, July 8 at 10 AM at the Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124. Arrangements under the direction of BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit

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Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jul. 8, 2009.
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July 18, 2009
July 14, 2009
Dear Norm, I was saddened to learn that you lost your wife recently. While I do not recall meeting her, I surely know you and I want to send my deepest sympathy to the entire family and especially you. Sincerely, Jimmy Rosenbaum
James Rosenbaum
July 10, 2009
Dear Wain Family & extended clan,
So sorry for your loss. I still have fond childhood memories of splashing in your pool as across the street neighbors (with SHHS field in between!) and then later getting to reknow Amy as adults! Warmest regards. On behalf of my whole clan, warmest healing regards (Skip, Penny, Amy, Karen & Peter Friedman) -
Rachel Friedman
July 10, 2009
So sorry. Nina fought a valiant fight, Love to all of you in your time of sorrow George and Carole Brener
July 9, 2009
Dear Wain Family: I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother (and wife). I had recently asked about her after hearing of her service at Bellefaire JCB. On behalf of my family and myself, I wish to offer my deep sympathy. Lance Mason
Lance Mason
July 9, 2009
Dear Norman,
Very sorry to read of Nina's death. I share your grief and hope that time will lessen the pain.
Art Newman
July 9, 2009
Dear Norm and Family,
I was saddened to hear from my mother of Nina's death. My mom considered Nina her dearest friend, and I have very fond memories of you and your whole family. Please send my warmest regards to everyone.
I am now living in St. Louis with my wife and two young sons, Tyler and Colin. I am a family physician and also a part time hospice physician.

Best Wishes,
David Glick
David Glick
July 9, 2009

It has been many years since Phyllis and I last saw Nina and you.

Our generation is one that has been "blessed" with "beautiful memories'" and Nina certaily will be remembered for her "contribution" to that generation's "legacy".

The Norm Wain Family will always have a place in the Ben Kravitz Family "Book of Memories".

Harry (and Phyllis)
Harry Kravitz
July 9, 2009
Dear Norm and Family,

Nina was such a warm and loving woman and I am sad for everyone who loved and knew her that she will no longer be with us.

My deepest sympathy.

Lois Becker
July 9, 2009
Dear Norm,
I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Wain.I know it must be a great loss to you and how much you and your family will miss her.
Gino Ventresca
July 8, 2009
norm, david, and all family members- i'm so glad i knew nina. i remember in high school how funny and warm she was to me, as was your whole family. and i was so touched when she and norm came to my concert in cleveland a few years back. i'm totally with you in my heart, and have faith that your beautiful family will get through this period of terrible grief with grace, love, humor, and the deep strength you draw from each other. all my love and prayers are with you, sarah
sarah knowlton
July 8, 2009
Dear Norman,
I am saddened to learn of Nina,s passing. I always enjoyed chatting with her when she visited my gallery at Chautauqua.
You probably know that Leon died last October. I know how much you will miss Nina.
Warm regards,
Gloria Plevin
July 8, 2009
To The Wain Family...We were all so saddened to hear of Nina'passing...she certainly "fought the fine fight" as the Bible says... and she will be remembered for her courage and the love she showed during her illness. Someone once said.."there are no friends like old friends" and that certainly applies to our feelings at this time. Please know your "old friends" are thinking of you now.
Bob and Lee Weiss and Family
Bob Weiss
July 8, 2009
Norm and Beth and Amy and Cathy and David and Families..

I have had a heavy heart all day yesterday upon hearing about the news of Nina's death., The ties that bind us..go so far back..I feel it was yesterday we were all at the pool across from the high School..moseying on a Sunday afternoon..and David was so little and I was a teacher! The years fly..and I have such wonderful memories of all of you and especially your Mom..having lost my Mom at that time..she became such a great support and friend and tennis partner! (a formidable opponent)..My thoughts are with you all on what I know will be a tough day..go deep within..and remember the light and the laughter and the support..she loved you all!!

Kathy Kraus Lawrence Scottsdale, Arizona
July 8, 2009
Dear Wains, Brandons, Garnitzs, Stamlers,
Our hearts are with you. You have such a close family, all living and loving life to its fullest, all lighting the world. We are very very sorry for your loss. -The Gellin/Klein Family in Chapel Hill, NC
Mindy Gellin
July 8, 2009
To all of the Wain, Brandon, Garnitz and Stambler family - Nina was a special friend to my sister, Alice Weinstein, (They shared their September 15th birthday each year with lunch and golf), and was always warm and loving to me. My Katie always felt like a special part of her family. She will be missed by all of us more than you will know. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this terrible loss.
Mimi & Gary Testen
July 7, 2009
To Norm and the entire family,

Please accept our greatest sympathies. Nina was an absolutely wonderful, compassionate, and caring woman who truly lived life to the fullest and showed the true meaning of family. We will miss her dearly.

Jonathan and Kristy Fanaroff
Jonathan Fanaroff
July 7, 2009
Dear Norm and Family,

Joan and I offer our condolences on the loss of Nina.
Unlimited memories will keep her alive in all of our hearts.
Joan and Chuck Whitehill
July 7, 2009
Norm and family:

there are no words Bonnie I can offer to express our thoughts for you and your family. Nina was a great lady in every repsect and beyond. She lightened the world wherever she went and that light has been dimmed without her. She was a very rare person and one which we will not see again.

Love to all of you.

Bonnie and Danny Marks
July 7, 2009
To Norm and family:

It seems as if I just spoke to Nina yesterday, although it has been about a year. As you know, I loved Nina as I do you and your entire family. I will always remember her caring and joyful way. I, like all of your friends, feel a deep loss and now have a giant hole in my heart.

Larry Morrow
Larry Morrow
July 7, 2009
Funeral services will be held at
Park Synagogue East (corner of Shaker Blvd and Brainard)
Wednesday, July 8th at 10am
David Wain
July 7, 2009
To Norm and family....I was so sorry to hear about Nina. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. You will be in my thoughts.
Barbara Reineri
July 7, 2009
Dear Norm and Family,
Are hearts are heavy with sadness...for the loss of our dear and beloved friend...We will miss her....her laugh, her smile and the sunshine she brought to everyone's life...She fought a brave and forceful battle and we will always remember her for teaching us how to live life to it's fullest...She will forever be in our memories and in our hearts...Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.
With all of our love,
Sharon and Wil Haas
Sharon and Wil Haas
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