Sarah Y. Alpert, age 86 of Dayton, passed away Oct. 6. Mrs. Alpert was a member of Temple Israel and Hadassah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Paul Prichard; daughter Janice Linda Alpert; five grandchildren, Joseph Murray Prichard, Jenna (Chris) Moran, Jacob Edward Prichard, Jarred John Prichard and Jordan Eugene Leonard Prichard; one great-granddaughter, Lilly Ann; five nieces, one nephew, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Morton J. Fahrer, 94 years young, passed away on Oct. 18. Mr. Fahrer was a lifelong resident of Dayton. He was a master plumber for more than 60 years, owned the Fahrer Plumbing Company, founded by his father, Samuel, in 1913. Mr. Fahrer always had a smile, a kind word and made fast friends wherever he went. He was a member of Temple Israel, Jewish War Veterans, Veterans of World War II, B’nai Brith, Optimist Club, and the Master Plumbers Association. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lenora, sons Victor (Sharon) of Asheville, N.C., Ted (Janie) and Ed of Dayton, daughters Sandy (David) Roseman of Columbus, and Sharon L. Fahrer of Harrisburg, Pa.; grandchildren Adam (Monica), and Jesse (Susan) Fahrer, Beth and Max Roseman, Jeffrey and Kevin Hauschildt, and great-grandchildren, David and Allison Fahrer. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Donations should be sent to The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420 or to Temple Israel 130 Riverside Dr., Dayton, Ohio, 45405.
Frances Blum Fried, age 86, died in California on Aug. 16 after a long illness. She grew up in Dayton and was married to Walter Fried. She was the beloved mother of three daughters, Beverly (Mrs. Samuel) Fox; Peggy (Mrs. Louis) Freeman; and Elaine (Mrs. Jacob) Wasserman. Her husband, Walter, and oldest daughter, Beverly, predeceased her. Mrs. Fried is survived by her grandchildren, Deena, Tamar, and Ranana Fox, Michelle, Joshua, and Adam Freeman, and Elianna and Daniel Wasserman. Also sister Marian, (Mrs. Joseph) Glatterman and brother Stanley Blum, both of Dayton, and numerous other family members. Mrs. Fried was active in many Jewish organizations in Dayton, New York, and California. She was a life member of B’nai B’rith Women and Hadassah. In 1972, she earned a certificate in accounting, real estate escrow, and a lifetime teaching credential in real estate; she also became a real estate broker. She lectured for years at Santa Ana night college on escrow and business opportunities and had a thriving business preparing income tax returns for more than 20 years. She was beloved by all who knew her.
Faye E. (Traeger) Green, age 92 of Friendship Village, died Oct. 6 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry A. Green Jr., her son, Steven A. Green, and her great-grandson, Joseph M. Cross. She was a graduate, Phi Beta Kappa, from Miami University with a bachelor’s of science, and the University of Dayton with a master’s of education. Mrs. Green worked at Good Samaritan Hospital Laboratories and MVCTC, teaching medical assisting. She was an active member of Temple Israel, volunteering for its sisterhood and singing in the choir for many years. She also supported Hadassah, The Dayton Philharmonic Auxiliary and many other organizations. Mrs. Green is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Terry) Turner of Sarasota, Dory Green of New York, Judi (George) Grampp of Dayton and her daughter-in-law Sandra Green of Cleveland. Contributions may be made in her memory to Temple Israel, The Hospice of Dayton, or the National Tay Sachs and Allied Disease Association, ntsad.org.
Richard G. Shaman Sr., age 96 of Dayton, passed away Oct. 9. He was born in 1915 to Ben Shaman and Fan Goldswig Shaman. Mr. Shaman attended Steele High School and graduated with honors at age 21 from The Ohio State University. While there, he managed the varsity football team and was president of the SAM Fraternity. In 1936, Mr. Shaman joined the family business, First Insurance, which was founded in 1906. He became president of the business in 1961 and retired after more than 62 years of service. He was awarded Man of the Year by Travelers Insurance in 1955 and received a merit award from Dayton Insurance Agencies Association in 1956. Always dapper and gentlemanly, he served in a host of leadership roles in every facet of his life. Mr. Shaman was a community leader and served as president of Temple Israel. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Shaman was the eldest of four children, and was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, brother Ted, stepbrother Dr. Richard Serbin, sister-in-law Joanne and brother- in-law Jerry Finder. He is survived by three children: Beth Kornberg, Richard Shaman Jr. and Jane Shaman; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Dorothy Finder; brother Bill Shaman; stepbrother Bill Serbin; brother-in-law Dr. Jim Silverman; sister-in-law Adair Silverman and many nieces and nephews. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel or the charity of your choice.
Hy Phillip Shumsky, age 98, of Dayton, passed away Oct. 3 at Lincoln Park Manor. Mr. Shumsky and his wife, Elsie, were the founders of Shumsky Enterprises. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie in 1985; brothers Jack Shumsky, John Shumsky, Max Shumsky, Zelick Shumsky and sisters, Goldie Milner, Billie Michaels. Mr. Shumsky is survived by daughter, Jayne Miller of Dayton; grandsons and spouses Todd and Maureen Emoff, Michael and Anita Emoff, Tom Emoff, Mitchell and Kelly Emoff; great-grandchildren Caroline, Katherine, Daniel, Brent (Amy), Cole, Grant, Adam, Victoria, Alexandra, Thomas, Courtney, Hope, Paige; nieces Fran Lenville, Marilyn Kramer and Marion Gordon; many other relatives and friends including special friends Joe Fox and Harriett Bope. Mr. Shumsky came to Dayton in 1940 to run the concessions for the Dayton Ducks minor league baseball team. In 1946, he and a partner established the Dayton Indians, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Cleveland Indians. In 1953, Mr. Shumsky and his wife, Elsie, founded Shumsky Enterprises in Dayton and that business still thrives today. Recognized as an entrepreneur and pioneer, Mr. Shumsky was often honored and mentioned throughout the promotional products industry as an icon. He was an avid bowler and sportsman spectator and was active in his club affiliations which included the Agonis Club and the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Shumsky was rarely seen without his “iconic” cigar, which became synonymous with his name. If desired, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Mr. Shumsky’s memory.