Born in New York, NY, she lived most of her working life in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Cable retired from Columbus Children’s Hospital in 1985, where she served for 20 years as Chief Health Educator. She received her Ph.D. in 1984 in Health Education and Preventative Medicine, and a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1962 from The Ohio State University; and a BA degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College, NY. After WWII she served as a civilian in the Office of Special Services, USAF in Germany; worked for 10 years as an engineering design draftsman, before beginning a career as a social worker for the Franklin County Welfare Department in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham Saipher of Odessa, and Dora Cenciper Saipher of Latvia; her husband of 27 years, Edward Lloyd Cable, and brother, Edward Saipher of New York.
Dr. Cable is survived by a brother, David Saipher, of California, a sister, Sandy Lavigne of New Jersey; by her sons, Dr. Edward William Cable and wife, Roberta, of Independence, Missouri, Bruce Curtis Cable of Greenville, SC; daughter Laurie Jean Cateriny and husband Michael Cateriny, of Orange City, Florida; grandsons, Patrick Oakley Cable and Matt S. Richardson of Dallas, Texas; grand daughter, Erica Elisabeth Bird and her husband John Bird of Orange City; Ariel (Tim) Perry; and great-grandson, Benjamin Perry of Greenville; dear friends Gloria Ocano, and son, Armando Ocano; Anne Saucier, and Arlene Skeen, all of Columbus, Ohio. A celebration of Dr. Cable’s life was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cateriny on January 28th, 2007.