Tina Chernick

Chernick, Tina, 91, formerly of Tamarisk, died Monday, April 9, 2013, at Kent Regency. She was the beloved wife of the late David Chernick and the late Francis Jordan. Born in Vienna, Austria, a daughter of the late Solomon and Schewa (Geisinger) Körner, she had lived in Cranston, Warwick, and Providence. Tina was vice president of the RI chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. She sponsored the Medical Health Care Law involving emergency care. She was an avid supporter of the Cranston Fire Dept. and she fought for an elevator in Cranston East. Tina attended Oswego State Teachers College. She was a member of Hamilton House. She was a Holocaust survivor and the people of Oppido Lucano, Italy saved her family. Devoted mother of Cindy Halpern of Centerport, NY and the late Russell, Stuart, and Anita Chernick. Dear sister of the late Abraham, Leo, Clara, Regina, and Mina Körner. Loving grandmother of Robin (Halpern) Nankin of Orlando, FL. Cherished great grandmother of Scott Nankin, also of Orlando, FL. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Chernick Memorial Fund, RIC, 800 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI 02908 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886.

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