Herbert Adler 82, of Margate, NJ died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on June 18, 2013. Herb was born in Philadelphia on January 8, 1931 to the late Morris and Frances Adler. He graduated from Dobbins High School before relocating to Atlantic City with his family. Herb served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard an Aircraft Carrier and sailed the Mediterranean and its many European ports.
He returned to Margate following the service where he raised his family and began his career as a salesman for lumber and building supplies. Over the next forty years Herb consistently was the top sales earner for several local lumber companies. He established many close and trusted relationships with local contractors who depended on him for his dependability, knowledge and expertise. Even after retirement, Herb continued to be a cheerful and helpful resource to Margate residents where he worked part time at a local hardware store.
Herbert was a lifelong athlete and sports enthusiast, competing in Basketball and Softball well into his midlife. In sports as in life Herb was well known for his "hustle" and enthusiasm; always willing to go the extra mile to help family, friends, and customers.
Herbie was best known for his loving and caring nature, always the optimist, the glass was half full philosophy, and always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone he met. He was truly a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, father in law, son in law, and friend, who will forever be missed.
He is survived by his wife Rita, children Brian Adler M.D, Shari Adler, grandchildren Pangaea Saunders, Alexandria, Maxwell, Chelsea, and Hannah Adler, Sister Sylvia Kapusten, nephews and niece, Jeffery, Christopher, and Terri Segal, Daughter in Law Maurita Adler, and Son in Law Ronald Saunders.
Funeral Services and burial are private. A memorial service will be announced at a future date. Please direct any charitable contributions to the Holy Redeemer Hospice. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home.
Published in The Sun News on June 20, 2013