Family Login:

Dr. Joan J. Ratner, PhD

Obituary for Dr. Joan J. Ratner, PhD

2018
Shavano Park, Texas

A trailblazing woman in medicine and research...

Obituary

Dr. Joan J. Ratner, age 90, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. After her children were in middle school she decided to return to school for advanced degrees in microbiology. She received her Master's degree from Trinity and then received her PhD from what is now the University of Texas Long School of Medicine at the age of 50. There she taught microbiology to a generation of medical, dental, dental hygiene and other graduate students. She also served as a mentor and a role model to many professional women.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Dr. Irving A. Ratner. She is survived by her son, Dr. Adam V Ratner and his wife, Varda H Ratner, her daughter, Dr. Emily F Ratner and her husband, Dr. Michael D Lumpkin, four grandchildren: Jack A Ratner, Shayna M Ratner, Madeline S Klein and Zachary J Klein.

We would like to thank her amazing team of caregivers including Gabby, Janet, Moonie and Sandra for their loving care and support.

A trailblazing woman in medicine and research, a creative and enthusiastic educator, a mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She lived life on her terms: A nurturer, advocate and role model until the end of her life.

FUNERAL SERVICE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
4:00 PM
PORTER LORING CHAPEL
1101 McCULLOUGH AVE.
Rabbi Areyah Scheinberg Officiating

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018
10:30 AM
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL
CEMETERY

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to The Patient Institute, a women's advocacy organization or other charity of your choice.

Recommended Local Florist

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • The Patient Institute, a women's advocacy organization
  • Or, other charity of your choice

Arrangements By

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number
Email Us

Resources