Charles M. Kardon, age 88 of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Dayton, passed away May 26. After graduation from The University of Illinois in 1950, Mr. Kardon joined the U.S. Air Force. He arrived in Dayton in 1952 as an officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He finished active duty in 1955 and entered the life insurance business. He was one of the founders, past partner and secretary of Miami Valley Pension, a member of and past president of Dayton Chapter of CLU and ChFC, Dayton Association of Life Underwriters, the Ohio Association of Life Underwriters, and served on the boards of the Miami Valley Estate Planning Council and the Dayton Estate and Trust Group. He was also a past member of the Dayton Charitable Planning Council. Mr. Kardon taught CLU and ChCF courses for 30 years and was an adjunct professor in the Financial Services Department at Wright State University. He was active in the Dayton community as past chairman of the board of the Dayton Jewish Community Center, past chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan YMCA of Greater Dayton, past member of the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, and a past board member of Temple Israel. He was also a past Temple Israel Foundation trustee and past board member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Mr. Kardon was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Rebecca (Susler) Kardon. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce (Rosensweet) Kardon; children, Charles B. Kardon, Beth (Steve) Pomerantz, Nancy (Scott) Tashman, David (Linda) Beerman and Martin (Karlynn) Beerman; brother Sol (Melinda) Kardon; and many beloved and adored grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel or the YMCA of Greater Dayton.

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