In Memory

Cathy Warner (Stoner)

Catherine Anne Warner (Stoner)
Following graduation from Lowrey, Cathy attended University of Michigan's School of Nursing.  She received her BSN and became a registered nurse in 1973.  In October of that same year, we married and moved to Washtenaw County.  For our first three years together we lived in Ypsilanti, and from 1976 on, we lived in our house in Ann Arbor.  Working at hospitals in Wayne and then Ypsilanti during her early nursing career, Cathy learned skills and developed an interest in cardiac nursing.
In 1982 she returned to UofM and received her Master's Degree in Nursing.  Following that she accepted a position with Medtronic and provided technical support at hospitals around Michigan for their cardiologists when implanting pacemakers.  Her career with Medtronic progressed, eventually leading Cathy to become a sales representative for prosthetic heart valves and associated cardiac devices.
Nursing continued to beckon to Cathy however and in 1993 she returned to University of Michigan to complete a post-graduate program that lead to her becoming a Certified Nurse Practitioner.  In addition to working as a primary care provider in the General Medicine Clinic at Ann Arbor's VA Hospital, Cathy was then also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Nursing School at UofM.
In the early 1980's Cathy learned to sail, and in 1984 she purchased her first boat - a Catalina 25 sloop.  She sailed that boat extensively around the western end of Lake Erie, many times "single-handing" on cruises lasting for days.  For many years she was also active in Lake Erie sail boat racing out of Monroe Boat Club and North Cape Yacht Club, both on her boat and as crew on boats belonging to friends.  In 1999 she upgraded to one of the last Catalina 30 sloops that company produced.
In addition to boating, Cathy had a great love for our dogs and cats, and was an active volunteer for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Cathy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003 and following a two year battle with the disease, passed away on October 13, 2005.  This happened just 8 days before what would have been our 32nd anniversary.  She and I had no children, but in addition to me, Cathy is survived by her mother, five younger siblings, and many nieces and nephews.  All of us of course miss her dearly.
June, 2009
Tom Stoner
LHS '67
Ann Arbor

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03/19/09 02:12 PM #1    

Marlene Miruzzi (Dull)

I was very sorry to hear Cathy Warner is no longer with us. She & I went back to first grade St. Sebastian. We were good friends & enjoyed a lot of good times from first thru 12 grades. Then, like so many of us, we lost touch. Knowing she's gone makes me realize just how short life is. I'll miss her.

07/25/09 11:52 AM #2    

Judy Tasker

I do not recall the event we were at but Cathy had a drink too many and needed help to her door. She was very gratefull and promised me that I would recive a great things in my future.At the time we giggled as she tried to go in her house without anyone knowing her state. Little did I know the "graet thing I would recieve" was already there.Her frindship. I must say news of her passing made me cry and only now can I write of how dearly I wish Icould have said gooodbye.Judy Tasker

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