Arnold “Boo Boo” Banner


Arnold “Boo Boo” Banner, of Bethesda, died on Jan. 4. He was 89.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Steffi.

Boo Boo was a devoted father to Dana (Michael), Martin and Leonard; a loving grandfather to Alyssa, Edward, Kevin, Marli, Ashlyn and Arleigh; supportive uncle to Ilene (Dan) and Danny (Cynthia) and dedicated dog lover to his Maltese, Sugar.

Born in Philadelphia on Sept. 6, 1930, Boo Boo graduated from Fork Union Military Academy and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He and Steffi were the owners of the Lamp and Shade Centers and he was the founder of Banner’s Hallmark stores along with his sons.

Contributions may be made to the Jewish Social Service Agency Hospice (JSSA Hospice).
Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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