Meyer "Mike" Adleman
AGE: 91 • Fords
Meyer "Mike" Adleman, 91 years old, died Monday morning, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Fords. Born August 1, 1921, in Perth Amboy, NJ, Mike joined the US Army
in July of 1940 and was among the first American troops to see combat in the Mediterranean and European Theatres of WWII
, serving in North Africa and Italy with the US Army's First Infantry Division before his discharge in September of 1945. Following the War, Mike married Mary Petercsak, of Fords, who now survives him. They were residents of Fords since 1946. He was a graduate of Commerce High School in Yonkers, NY. Before his retirement in 1983, Meyer held numerous positions in the retail field including positions with, SS Kresge's, Pizitz and Sterling- Edison. Mike was a rabid Yankee and Giant fan, and enjoyed many days at the Stadiums with his sons and grandchildren. He was an avid reader and became a golf devotee, having discovered the game at age 77, thanks to his son Richard. He was also a very active Amateur Radio Operator, "Ham" and his call sign, K2MV, was well known on the airwaves. His sharp wit and sense of humor will be missed by many.
In addition to his loving wife, Mary, Mike is survived by his daughter, Patricia Elek and husband Jeffrey; his son, Richard and wife Kathleen; his son, Randall and wife Cynthia, and his son, Robert; ten grandchildren, Allison, Nancy, Jim, Melissa, Brian, Kevin, Tim, Mike, Mandy and Lindsey; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Elizabeth and Annabelle. Mike, who was the youngest of 7 siblings, was pre-deceased by his father, Louis Adelman and his mother, Anna Weiner and all of his siblings, Henry, Herman, Sam, Max, Renee and Rachel.
Family and friends will gather at Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Avenue, Fords, NJ 08863 on Saturday, February 2, at 10 am for a procession to the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 pm; the family will share personal reflections at 3 pm. Interment will be in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery in Hopelawn, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
. For directions or to send a message of condolence, visit our website at www.flynnfuneral.com