Esther Adler March 28, 1928 - July 18, 2014 NILES - Esther M. Adler, 86, of Niles, passed away peacefully at her home on July 19, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born on March 28, 1928, in Niles, to the late Raymond and Lena Bruce. After graduating high school, Esther married Jack Cox, who preceded her in death. She worked for many years as a banker. On August 20, 1999, Esther married Robert Adler in Niles. Although they were only together fifteen years, they made a lifetime of memories. Esther enjoyed baking, golfing, reading and traveling, especially playing slot machines at various casinos. She was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching Notre Dame, and never missed a chance to cheer for the Chicago Bears. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Bertha Hannan, Pearl Temuch and Marjorie Bartold. Esther is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Adler of Niles, a son, Dan Cox of Niles; two step-sons, Mike and Dave Adler; two sisters, Betty Larsen of Rome, Georgia, and Beatrice Byrne of Casa Grande, Arizona; as well as many other step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services to honor Esther's life will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Monday, July 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with a time of visitation one hour prior. A private interment will be held on Tuesday at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens. In keeping with Esther's love and passion for animals, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend, Indiana 46614. Those wishing to leave a message for the family or upload a picture of Esther may do so on our website at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.
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521 E. Main Street Niles, MI 49120
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 20, 2014