A Pittsburgh, PA native, who adopted California as her home 15 years ago, died peacefully near her home in Berkeley, California on March 27, 2014. She was 96 years old, and newly made a great-grandmother by the birth of Theodore Alexander on March 1, 2014, to her granddaughter, Adrienne and her husband, James, who reside in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to Adrienne, James and Theo, Minnie is survived by her beloved little sister, Irene Wander of McKeesport, PA; daughter, Barbara Adler Cohn and partner, William Schechner of Berkeley, California; her son, Larry Mark Adler of Winston Salem, North Carolina; her grandson, Avery Simon and his fiancée, Lala; and grandson, Harris Samuel, all of San Francisco, CA; niece, Elyse; and nephews, Phillip, Kurt and Jeffrey, and their partners. Minnie's beloved brother, Eli Rudick; husband, Isadore Jack Adler; and son-in-law, Theodore E. Cohn, preceded her in death in 1955, 2009 and 2006, respectively, events that Minnie faced with courage. Minnie lived a long and full life, never losing her memories and reason, having been a passenger in her father Simon Rudick's horse-drawn wagon, having traveled on the running board of an early auto during her teen years, and jetting to Mexico at age 93 to her granddaughter's wedding. An ardent student and teacher of Yiddish, and a performer on the Yiddish stage in her youth, Minnie was a lifelong entertainer whose beauty and generosity were clear to all. She was a fashion consultant to many in her more than 40 years devoted to retail, having previously managed a bomb parachute factory that was vital to the US effort during WWII. Minnie was devoted and steadfast in her faith. Private Services will be held in Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be sent to Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford Street, Berkeley, California 94709. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Mar. 30, 2014