ADLER--Marion (Stern) died on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida, (former resident of Harrison, Westchester County) after a long battle with breast cancer. She was still able to celebrate her 90th Birthday on January 19th with her family members and friends. Marion was born in Hamburg, Germany, of Alice Stern-Nathan and Leopold Stern who was a well to-do business owner, and lost it all when he was picked-up by the Gestapo and incarcerated for six weeks until Alice and Walter were able to free him by presenting a cablegram from the relatives in the U.S. who deposited the money for their departure. Traumatized Marion was finally able to leave the only homeland she knew behind and leave Nazi Germany via Cuba. After six months in Cuba the Visas to the United States had been obtained and the family traveled to New York City. Poor but alive, young Marion did her part in helping the family to make a living by taking on live-in baby sitting jobs and also finishing her education. Her older brother, Walter, two years her senior joined the army and helped the family become financially independent. Young Marion fell in love with a handsome young man, George Adler of Switzerland, who became successful on his own merits. Marion started her new life by giving birth to her three sons in short intervals. She raised her family with devotion and found time to become a successful travel consultant as well. Marion is survived by her brother Walter Stern of Englewood, NJ, her children, Gary, Andre and Roger, Vicki Adler, daughter-in-law and wife of Roger, her joy in her later years, grandsons, Jason and Spencer and Michelle Stern, niece.
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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 13, 2014