Obituary: Alvin Badiner, Spartan Promotional Group

Alvin “Al” Badiner, sales representative at Spartan Promotional Products (asi/331150), passed away on May 1. He was 91.

Badiner was a resident of St. Louis Park, MN, a long-time member of the promotional products industry and a dear friend of Al and Phyllis Hohenwald, owners of Spartan Promotional Products. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lena Badiner; sister Ruthie (Leonard) Brawerman; brother Ben (Anita) Badiner; and grandson Adriel Badiner.

He is survived by Eileen, his wife of 50 years; sons Bill (Candy) Badiner, Jim (Leslie) Badiner and Rick (Beth) Badiner; daughter Nancy (Jay) Charney; Eileen’s children Evan (Trish) Niefeld, Daniel Niefeld and Jon Niefeld (Diane Urista); grandchildren David (Rebecca) Badiner, Jessica Badiner, J.P. Todd and Jaclyn Charney, Liana and David Badiner, Sam and Jake Niefeld, John (Joell) Adams and Drew (Rachel) Adams; a great-grandson Badiner is on his way; and special friend Kofi Boadu. Son Rick Badiner is the executive vice president of Top 40 distributor iPROMOTEu (asi/232119).

“How fortunate his friends were to be ‘a friend of Al Badiner,’” said the family in a statement. “He will forever be in our hearts.”

The family wishes to thank Badiner’s doctors and the staff of Methodist Hospital, and asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Condolence cards may be sent to his daughter Nancy Charney at 14211 Mount Terrace, Minnetonka, MN 55345.