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Naomi (Cochran) Adler Obituary
Naomi Adler (Cochran), 84, of Chicago, IL passed away on Jan. 4, 2012. Born Jan. 11, 1927 she graduated from Quincy College with a BA in English in 1949. She came to Chicago in 1951 to pursue a singing career. She performed as a professional soloist, and sang in numerous church choirs throughout her life. She also sang with the Lyric Opera Chorus in 1966 and '67 and later with The Chicago City Chamber Chorus. Naomi taught public school in Calumet City from 1953 to 1955, and studied at Roosevelt University where she met her husband, Carl. After studying Library Science at Northeastern University, Naomi became the Information Technology Librarian at The 1st National Bank of Chicago in 1969, serving in that position for 19 years. While there she was an enthusiastic member of The Bank Notes chorus. Upon retirement, Naomi devoted herself to volunteering as a librarian at the Methodist Home for 14 years, establishing a lending library for residents. Naomi was very proud of her Scottish heritage. She loved books, and was a talented artist, but her greatest passion was music. She was a kind-hearted woman, contributing faithfully to countless charities. Most important to her though were her family and the people she met throughout her life who she loved, supported and encouraged with an eager optimism and an open mind. She is survived by her husband Carl; daughters Eva and Lorica (Mark Sidoryk); her beloved granddaughter Nikita; members of the Adler, Babecki and Becker families in Chicago, and her faithful cat Emmy. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Best Friend's Animal Shelter or the American Action Fund for Blind Children & Adults. Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 8 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home. Funeral is Monday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home. Internment directly following at Rosehill Cemetery

Published in Chicago Tribune on Jan. 8, 2012
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