Dr. Carl G. Adler Jr., 74, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville.
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A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.
Dr. Adler, son of the late Carl G. and Mary Elizabeth McGarry Adler, was born on Oct. 3, 1939, in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from high school in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and went on to attend the University of Notre Dame, where he received both a bachelor of science degree and a Ph.D in physics. He joined the faculty of ECU in 1965 and retired in 1999 after 34 years of teaching and serving for several years as department chairman.
He was an avid sailor who enjoyed writing about his boating adventures, a voracious reader and a computer junkie. His favorite times were spent with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Catherine (Kay) Adler; son, Christopher Adler of Greenville; daughter, Dawn Harden and husband, Graham, of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Kendall, Lindsay and Cole Harden, all of Cincinnati; brother, Gary Adler and wife, Catherine, of Centerville, Ohio; and devoted nieces and nephews, Kelly Bohrer, Anne Marie Adler, Gary Adler Jr. and their spouses and children.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfunerlhome.com.
Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Published in The Daily Reflector on Nov. 18, 2013