Warren Ratner, 76, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family after a brave fight against cancer on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Warren's cheerfulness, kindness, and caring soul will live on in those privileged to have known and loved him.
A word enthusiast, Warren had a passion for collecting quotes and published a book, titled Word Droppings. His parents, Louis and Jean Ratner, established a family hair salon business in 1936, which has since become the Hair Cuttery chain. Warren was a licensed hair dresser for 50+ years and that was the backbone of our family of hairdressers. He was a integral part of the family business and he was a valuable part of the think tank that grew all of our brands. He was Senior Vice President and in that capacity he helped steer the company's expansion to a business with nearly 1,000 salons and 13,000 stylists.
Loving father and grandfather, Warren is survived by his brother, Dennis Ratner (Julie); his son, Gary Ratner (Ellen Krieger); his grandchildren, Heather, Moriah and Liana Ratner; his sister-in-law, Ann Ratner; his nieces, Kelly Ratner Mistretta (Stephen) and Lauren Ratner Bujosa (Franco); his dear friend, Susan Clark; and his canine companion, Asia. The family is very grateful for the compassion and love given by his caregiver and daughter-in-law, Ellen Krieger. He was born May 2, 1942 in Washington, D.C.
The funeral service and Shiva will be private.
The family requests donations be made to The Weizmann Institute of Science: https://donate.weizmann-usa.org/
Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc.