Dr. Lincoln Harvey Werner


Dr. Lincoln Harvey Werner
02/19/1918 - 11/02/2012


Dr. Lincoln Harvey Werner, 94, of Summit passed away at Overlook Hospital on November 2nd . A Memorial Service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple St, Summit on Saturday, December 1st at 11:00am. For further information or to send a condolence, go to www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.


Born in New York City, Dr. Werner was raised in the Metropolitan New York area and in Esslingen, and Stutgart Germany. He received his graduate and doctorate degrees in chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Dr. Werner began his career with CIBA in Basel, Switzerland in 1945. In 1947 he moved to Summit to begin work at the CIBA research laboratory located there. A Pharmaceutical Chemist and Manager of Research with an expertise in diuretics, Dr. Werner’s time at CIBA spanned 40 years, retiring in 1984. Dr. Werner was a long time member of the Central Presbyterian Church, American Chemical Society, and the Radio Club of New Providence. He loved travelling, working in the garden and home, and reading, especially the New York Times, The Economist, and historical mysteries. He was interested and involved in the lives of his family and friends until the very end of his life.


Dr. Werner was the beloved husband of 56 years to the late Margareta. He was the loving father of Cynthia Biber and her husband Peter, and Dr. Charles Werner and his wife Dr. Margat Werner. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Andrew Biber and wife Kathryn, Abigail Am and husband Sekla, Heidi Biber, Markus Werner, Peter Werner, Jakob Werner, Hanna Werner, and Benjamin Werner as well as great grandchildren, Jude Brearton and Emily Biber.


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