Adeline Weinberg Broitman died April 8, 2016 at home at 86. She was the wife of Harold Broitman and had lived in Princeton since 1970. Mrs. Broitman was born in Brooklyn, NY. Her parents came to this country as part of the wave of Russian Jews who emigrated in the mid 1920s. Her mother was 12 and came with two older sisters; her father, who was 18 and came with his sister, was taken in by a cousin who taught him to the printing trade. Both attended school while working and met in high school. Addie Brotiman attended Lincoln high school in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn College with the class of 1949. She met Mr. Broitman, an engineering student at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, in 1948. He was working as a bus boy at a resort in the Catskills where she was visiting as a guest. They were married in 1949. Addie worked in her father's printing business and her husband worked in his father's men's clothing business. In 1968 Mr. Broitman took a job with RCA Astro Division in Hightstown and the Broitmans moved to Princeton soon thereafter. Addie and her husband shared a love of art and interest in architecture. In the late 1980s, they embarked on the design and construction of the house of their dreams on Brooks Bend in Princeton, overseeing every detail of design and construction. Addie was an avid reader who enjoyed playing tennis,, working in ceramics, painting in oils and knitting. She was a former board member of the Princeton Senior Resource Center and with her husband was a member of Community Without Walls, Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study, The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University and the Princeton Jewish Center. Her many charitable activities were an important and satisfying commitment to the community. Addie was a kind and loving friend, quick to help those in need. She was dedicated to women's rights with high sensitivity to independent activities. In addition to her husband, Addie is survived by a son, Steven L. Broitman, a past professor of molecular biology at West Chester University in West Chester, PA, his wife Barbara Wood, a polymer scientist and their two sons, Benjamin and Adam; and a daughter, Jessica Broitman, a psychoanalyst in practice in Berkeley, CA, her husband, Gibor Basri, an astrophysicist and past Vice Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, and their son Jacob. She is also survived by her sister Dorothy Glanz. For information: Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel: 609-883-1400.
Published in New York Times on Apr. 12, 2016.