SALAD, Marvin M. ‘Babe’ Salad, 72, of Alderwood Drive, West Hartford, died Sunday, December 18, 2005 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Benjamin J. and Gertrude (Cutler) Salad. Babe was a co-owner of the former Handy Auto Parts Company in Hartford, which was a family business founded in 1929 by his late father. He was a founder of the Celebrity Jack Daniels Fourball Cancer Golf Tournament held yearly at Ellington Ridge Country Club, Ellington, which he ran for 15 years. He recruited many celebrities including the late Otto Graham, Gordie Howe, the late Jim Nichols, Nick Buoniconti and many others who remained life-long friends. Babe devoted his free time to his family, golf and to raising money for cancer research. He was an avid golfer, playing to a scratch handicap, experiencing four ‘holes-in-one’. Babe’s accomplishments were recognized in Golf Digest and in the Hartford Courant. His passion for golf was passed on to his children and grandchildren and he will always be an inspiration to his family and friends. Babe leaves four sons: Jeffrey I. Salad and his wife Arta of London, England, Stephen M. Salad of Milford, Kenneth B. Salad and his wife Donna of Coventry , and Todd A. Salad and his wife Donna of West Simsbury; two daughters: Alison B. Webber and David Webber of West Hartford, and Ronna L. Voyer and her husband David of West Hartford; a brother: Jerome C. Salad and his wife Irma of West Hartford; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. He also leaves his former wife and best friend, Suzanne (Freedman) Salad of South Windsor; his friend and companion Barbara Burns of Windsor, and close friend, John Nowobilski. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford with Rabbi Philip Lazowski officiating. Interment will follow in the Cutler Family Circle Cemetery, Hurlbut St., West Hartford. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 35 Alderwood Drive, West Hartford, Wednesday, following the funeral. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P. O. Box 1004, Meriden 06450. The family would like to express its warmest, heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Hartford Hospital Intensive Care Unit, 11th floor. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Babe with his family, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.