Ruth Adler

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Ruth Adler March 26, 1919- June 28, 2014 Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Ruth Adler of Dallas passed away on June 28, 2014. Her family, for whom she has been a grounding, consistent and inspirational force, surrounded her as she left this earth. Although she was diminutive in size, all who knew her admired her strength, intellect, wisdom, courage and indomitable spirit. Born on March 26, 1919 in Vienna, Austria, Ruth emigrated to America, fleeing the Nazi Holocaust. She moved with her family to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1939. There she met and married Alexander Adler, the love of her life and father of their four children. When her youngest child started high school, Ruth discovered a new vocation, one at which she was a genuine star: community volunteer. Her focus was working in the recovery room of Dallas Children's Medical Center, where she employed her mothering skills; comforting and reassuring frightened children and parents before and after surgical procedures. Blessed were all who were fortunate enough to be touched by her hands, which offered assurance, love and hope. She was honored as Volunteer of the Year for all of Dallas County in 1995. Four years later, in 1999, Ruth was a recipient of the prestigious SAVVY award for her 35 years and more than 10,000 hours of service to the Children's Medical Center. Ruth excelled at playing bridge and often played 3 or 4 games every week. It became an intellectual passion of hers. A long time bridge partner and dear friend said she was the only one who could keep track of all 52 cards. She played her last bridge game two weeks ago. Traveling the world with her family was one of her greatest pleasures. Whether it was trips to Switzerland or annual family reunions in Aspen, Ruth was a firm believer that travel broadened horizons, which she knew was important for all, and most especially for members of her family. And then there was music, which for Ruth was only classical music. Her heart soared when listening to her favorites, Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven. She had season tickets to the Dallas Symphony and the Dallas Chamber Music series. A visit to her home was always accompanied by classical music being played on the radio. Her surviving family will sorely miss her. She was predeceased in 1997 by her husband of 56 years, Al Adler. She is survived by her four children: Jim Adler of Houston and his wife Debbie, Dr. Susan Adler of Austin, Robert Adler of Dallas and his wife Cindi, and Kathy Adler Londeree of Phoenix and her husband Dr. Robert Londeree III. Her six grandchildren, Michael, Bill, Diane, Marianne, Jackson and Nicholas will lovingly remember her. She was happy to have met her three great-granddaughters, Katelyn, Madelyn and Alexis Adler. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 20lh at 11 a.m. at Temple Emanuel in the Lefkowitz Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Dallas Children's Medical Center, or the . Mom, we celebrate your 95 years of life and we will always hold your memory close to our hearts. Wc will miss our annual Aspen reunions and we promise never to be mediocre! Lots of love, Jim, Susan, Robert and Kathy
Published in Dallas Morning News from July 6 to July 13, 2014