RAFNER (nee Lesser), Ruth Fay
Born August 14, 1922, passed away on December 15, 2020.
Preceded in death by parents Sara and Herman Lesser; brother Ray Lesser (Molly); and husband of 59 years, Alter Rafner.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, Ruth was employed by the Dayton Area Chapter, American Red Cross for 27 years. She served community and military families,
veterans and assisted with disaster casework.
Ruth was a life member of Hadassah and the Guild of Covenant House, where she volunteered. She held membership in National Kappa Delta Sorority for 65 years.
Professional affiliations were the American Association of University Women and the National Association of Social Workers.
Survivors include nephews Richard Lesser (Mary) and Howard Lesser (Ellen), and special cousins Minnette Weiss and
Private graveside services were held at Beth Abraham Cemetery, with Glickler Funeral Home handling arrangements and Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg officiating. Contributions may be made to Beth Abraham Synagogue or the Dayton American Red Cross Chapter.