David Warshawsky joined the City Club in 1918 when he was 25 and, at the time of his death, was our second oldest member, having been a member for 71 years. During this time, he served as Treasurer, Vice President, and a Director of the Club. He acted, too, in a number of Anvil Revues and was a founder of and active fundraiser for the City Club Forum Foundation.
Professionally, he was an expert in pension and estate planning and Lincoln National Life Insurance Company named him as their “Agent of the Year” for seven consecutive years.
Prominent in civic affairs, Mr. Warshawsky was one of the first trustees of Karamu House and, in 1965, he chaired that institution’s Golden Anniversary celebration. He was also chairman of the Welfare Federation’s Group Work Council and a trustee of the Jewish Community Center.
On the artistic side, he was involved in the early days of the Cleveland Playhouse where he acted in five plays, including a 1923 production of “Hamlet.” He was also a member of the Singers’ Club of Cleveland and enjoyed participating in their concerts.
The David Warshawsky Memorial Forum was established in 1993 by his wife Florence Warshawsky.
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