On Feb. 18, Esther C. Lerner (nee Croll), 98, died peacefully in her home in Rockville. Beloved wife of the late Dr. A. Ross Lerner; loving mother of Dr. Steven (Maida) Lerner and Sheryl (late Arthur) Silverman; devoted sister of Lorraine (late Jack) Brownstone and the late Dr. Diane Croll; loving grandmother of Danielle (Adam) Roffman, Douglas (Fabienne) Silverman, David (Jennifer) Silverman, Dr. Andrew (Dr. Andrea) Lerner, Michael Lerner and Rachel Lerner; adored great-grandmother of Sam, Arielle, Mia Esther and Chase Roffman, Selma, Naomi and Max Silverman. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Lerner was a graduate of the University of Manitoba. A devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lerner was known for her feisty spirit, her kindness and generosity, and above all, for remaining beautiful throughout her life. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Hadassah of Greater Washington.