Fred I. Badiner, age 82 of Englewood, passed away May 27 at Carriage Inn of Dayton. Mr. Badiner was the retired recreation director for the city of Dayton, a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue, the F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Rosalind; two sons; brother-in-law, Stuart Shapiro of Dayton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn Shapiro and Ross Lowell of New York; cousin, Alvin Kallas of Englewood; childhood friends, Jody and Herschel Kahn; and many other relatives and friends. Interment was at Beth Jacob Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation Southwest Region in Mr. Badiner’s memory.

Selma Sheft Garber, 92, passed away on May 16. Formerly of Dayton, she moved to Eugene, Ore. in 2000 to be near her children. Her husband, Joseph R. Garber, died in 1984. Her children are Martin, Jonathan (Dianne), Linda Garber (Richie Weinman), Sheldon (deceased) and Nancy (Robin Tupper); grandchildren: Anna Weinman Gonzales (Justin), David Weinman (Kelley), Joseph Weinman (Kelly), David and Joshua Garber and great-grandson Jackson Gonzales. Born in Cincinnati, Mrs. Garber was a registered nurse. An Army nurse in England during World War II, she was proud of caring for D-Day casualties. In Dayton, she was a hospital RN in intensive, coronary and psychiatric care units. She loved bridge, classical music, Broadway musicals and gardening. An extraordinary cook and host, she loved gathering family and friends, especially for Jewish holidays. One of her greatest joys was being a bubbie to her grandchildren, followed by traveling the world: Europe, Russia, China, Japan, Israel, Scandinavia and cruises. Mrs. Garber will be remembered as kind, loving and generous. She was considered a second mother to her children’s friends. When someone was struggling, she was there to help. Interment was in Eugene, Ore.

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