In Memory

Dorothy Eliazbeth Hill (Warner)

Dorothy Eliazbeth Hill (Warner)

Dorothy Elizabeth Warner
1946 - 2021
Cincinnati - Warner, Dorothy Elizabeth of San Diego and Cincinnati died Sunday, January 24th, 2021 in Home Hospice in San Diego after a valiant battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia from which she had been in remission for many months. She was born November 27th, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of John Stanley Hill and Ethel Miriam (Heidelberg) Hill. She is survived by son Lincoln Andrew Warner, daughter-in-law Gabriela Remhof-Warner, grandchildren Zoe and Enzo all of San Diego, her sister Miriam (Hill) Keeler and brothers Richard Hill and John Hill.

Dorothy's friends called her Dottie. She grew up in Silverton, suburb of Cincinnati where she enjoyed swimming, water ballet and tennis at the Silverton Swimming Club. She attended Kennedy Heights Elementary School, Shroder Junior High and graduated from Woodward High School in 1965. She also attended the University of Cincinnati.

Dottie's passion from the time she was small was music and she took many years of classical piano lessons. But her real love was singing. She would sit next to her mother Ethel at the piano while they both played and sang at the top of their lungs just about every day. She sang with her mother at the All Saints Episcopal Church in the choir for many years. She also sang in the choir at school.

In 1981 her passion for singing came alive when she started performing with pianist Fred Gary at Arnold's Bar and Grill. They played together for 23 years. When Mr. Gary passed away in she continued to sing at Arnold's until 2018 with such talented and renowned musicians as Ricky Nye, Wayne Shannon and Phil DeGreg on piano, Roy Tate on trumpet, John Mooter on trombone and Chris Carmichael on guitar and cornet. These were some of the most enjoyable and rewarding years of her life and career.

Because making a living as a single mom in Cincinnati was very difficult as a musician, Dottie also worked full time.. She was employed by Huntington Bank for the last ten years before retirement. Even with Dottie's busy schedule she also had a passion for painting in watercolor, pastel and acrylic and spent many, many hours painting.

Dottie had one son, Lincoln. Over many years they developed a very strong bond and Dottie felt much pride and love for him. Lincoln was dancer and Music Theater performer during his time at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati and is currently a Mental Health Registered Nurse at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. Dottie moved to San Diego in 2018 to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren.

Dottie will be dearly missed.

Any donations and/or memorials to her memory can be made to:
        Moore's Cancer Center
        University of California San Diego Health
        3855 Health Sciences Drive
        La Jolla, California 92037
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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2021.

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02/01/21 07:55 AM #2    

Jill Gaible (Scheidt)

I am in total shock and denial! I just reconnected with Dottie right before she moved to San Diego. I had the opportunity to hear her sing at Arthur's and I was blown away. She was an amazing singer and I had no idea of her

We were very close at Woodward and spent hours together at Tally Ho workshops and activities. We went to Swifton with Pat Farkas every day after school.
She was my best friend from high school and several years thereafter. We borrowed each other's clothes and shared secrets. When we were together, we never stopped talking: boys, teachers, clothes, family. She was my sounding board and I was hers.

I was hoping to renew our friendship, but she kept me at arm's length. And, now I know why. She was a wonderful friend and a great person.

My sympathy to her family. I am so sorry. The world lost a good one, but Heaven gained a Saint

02/01/21 08:20 AM #3    

Emily Myers

I'm so sorry to hear of Dottie's passing. She and I were buddies going back to Kennedy Heights Elementary school. We sang together at in the All Saints choir. In high school we connected as members of Tally Ho sorority She was talented and enthusiastic about anything she did. My condolences go to her family.

02/01/21 12:14 PM #4    

Carol Friedman (Green)

I only knew Dottie casually in high school but got to enjoy her beautiful soulful voice during the many times I frequented Arnold's downtown. I got together several other WHS grads too who were thrilled to hear her sing. She was always so appreciative of our attendance and took the time to chat with me during her intermissions. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences go out to her many friends and family members. I just finished listening to the CD she gave me which has become even more precious now. Dottie, you will be sorely missed by many.  Rest In Peace. 

02/01/21 08:20 PM #5    

Micky (Marlene) Schwartz (Mayer)

I am so sorry to learn of Dottie's passing.  I remember her starting in our Schroeder JR. High days.  Always sweet and kind. Then onto big Woodward, where we started to segregate ourselves by sororities and fraternities, but Dottie was loved by all.  Her creative light shines bright in heaven , I am sure.

02/01/21 10:40 PM #6    

Robert Stewart

I was shocked like you Jill and everyone else about hearing of Dotties passing. We go back to Kennedy-Silverton grade school. Dottie & I both grew up in Silverton and was in music at Shroder and choir at Woodward together. 
Before Dottie moved to San Diego, a group of her friends from school went down to Arnold's to hear her sing and wish her well on her move to be closer to her son, daughter in law and grand children. I'm glade she made the move but sad that she only got two years with them, but at least she got that time. I just moved 6 months ago to be with my son, daughter in law and grandson in Florida. I hope and prey that the good Lord blesses my wife Kari and I time to see my grandson grow up. 
Rest in pease Dottie and one day maybe we can sing together in the choir of our Lord......Amen 





02/02/21 11:04 PM #7    

Sherry Schaim (Chase)

Dottie, will never forget the times we spent together at Woodward and the last Birthday Party talking about our memories in high school.  RIP,. Sherry

02/03/21 06:35 PM #8    

James Hartman

From the beginning Dottie, even when we were little, it was your voice.  You talked sooo fast.  Then it became this surreal, beautiful almost unearthly thing. In the end, from Hospice, so confident and full of strength, almost carefree, talking about your newest destination as though you were just going off to school again.  Good bye Dottie, my little neighbor whose friendship lasted a lifetime.

02/04/21 12:24 PM #9    

James Myers

I still have fond memories of Dottie.  Her warm smile and always friendly attitude toward all, but that was how our Class was!   I do believe strongly in our afterlife, and that we shall all meet again.  So, I will not say "Goodbye!", but will add a "See you later!"   I suspect that God put Dottie to work as soon as she finished newcomer orientation, probably welcoming and calming others to their new home. 


So, God bless you Dottie, keep smiling and see you later!

02/04/21 01:36 PM #10    

Bob Teubner

I knew Dottie all through elememtary school at Kennedy. A delightful person. Although my life changed in another direction after 7th grade at Shroder. I remember her well. Today I purchased her album "Street of Dreams" and have been playing it continuously. We grew up in a special time at Kennedy.

02/04/21 08:12 PM #11    

Robin Sevester (Avery)

Dottie was a multi-talented lady.
We reconnected with our shared interest in painting.
We text about painting and how best to express ourselves.
I wish I had seen her preform in person.
I did acquire her CD .. loved it.
Her voice was very soulful and smooth.
I’m glad she was able to share some time with her family in California.
It saddens all of us Bulldogs when one of us passes.
May her family find comfort in knowing Dottie
Brightened many people lives.

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