Benjamin Binder, 86, a retired co-owner of a gift shop at Loehmann's Plaza in
Rockville, died Aug. 27, 2010 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
Mr. Binder and his wife co-owned and operated the Paper Tree Gift Shop from the
early 1970s to the mid-1980s. Earlier, he was co-owner with his late brother Irving of
Binder's Liquor store in Washington.
Benjamin Binder was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Eastern High
He was an X-ray technician for the Army in the Philippines during World War II. He
attended George Washington University.
In retirement, he volunteered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Jewish
Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville and with Meals on Wheels.
He was an usher at Arena Stage in Washington and the Olney Theatre Center.
He was a resident of the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring. He
enjoyed gardening and playing golf.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marian Paper Binder of Silver Spring; three
sons, Steve Binder of Phoenix, Stewart Binder of Raleigh, N.C., and Mitch Binder of
New Port Richey, Fla.; a brother, Dr. William Binder of Alexandria; and six