Lee Adler
The Girls in His Family

At work, Lee Adler could write complex computer programs off the top of his head, never needing to write anything down. He took great pleasure in shaving nanoseconds off the time his elegant programs took to run, said his wife, Alice. Mr. Adler, 48, was a systems programmer at ESpeed, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald. He also coached his daughter's basketball, soccer and softball teams and was a trustee of Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield, N.J., Mrs. Adler said.

At home in Springfield, Mr. Adler liked being surrounded by all girls. The family consisted of one daughter, Lauren, a sheltie, Meghan, and two cats, Lindsey and Brenda. Mr. Adler and the pets had birthdays in March, and they celebrated together. He would take the dog to the pet store, and whatever she sniffed first was hers.

Mrs. Adler recalls his most recent birthday fondly. He had given her a pair of earrings for Valentine's Day, and for his (yes, his) birthday, he gave her the pin to match, a bear climbing on a piece of lapis. "He definitely loved all his girls," she said.
Published by Newsday on Sep. 23, 2001.
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My sweet Mom (now deceased) ordered a remembrance bracelet with Lee’s name on it and I wore it all day 9/11 2021. Never met him but honor his selfless service to others. Condolences to his family and friends. We’ll never forget!
Deborah Stivender
September 12, 2021
20 years has passed and the sadness of this day still lingers. May Jesus wrap his arms around and comfort those that loved him . Rest in Peace Lee ....you and the many innocent souls will never be forgotten
Stacy V
September 11, 2021
Remembering Lee on the 29th anniversary of 9/11....
Cindy Roe
August 30, 2021
I sat diagonally from Lee in eleventh grade Spanish class. He was such a nice person. I think of him especially on this date and think of how unfair things went. I so wish things were different for him and his family.
Michele Stein
September 11, 2020
I am thankful to know Lee's story although we never met. His life is remembered and honored.
September 11, 2020
Remembering Lee & all the lives we lost on that Tuesday morning. I did not know this man personally ,but my heart still hurts for all the innocent lives taken away 19 years ago. Rest in peace , Lee Adler.
Stacy V
September 10, 2020
It's hard to believe 18 years has past , and yet the sadness of this day still takes my breath away. I prayed for you today, and all of the innocent lives taken from this world. My faith tells me that you are all smiling in heaven . And, although I never met you, you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Lee Adler.
Stacy Valentine
September 11, 2019
Taking time today to read about the lives of those lost. My deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. We will never forget.
September 11, 2019
Rest in peace Lee Adler. We will never forget.
September 13, 2018
You are never far from my mind, Lee...how wonderful our last visit was and how much I was looking forward to introducing you to my husband when we came into the city for lunch after Labor Day. It still doesn't seem real. You are so greatly missed by all.
Adrienne Deckman
September 11, 2017
Another year of remembering all the lives lost and all the innocence taken away that awful Tuesday .I never met Lee but read about him several years ago. Rest in Peace Lee.You are not forgotten.
September 10, 2017
Rest in Peace Lee, God Bless your family and friends
Louise Scalzo
March 30, 2017
Alice Adler
September 12, 2016
Thinking of all the innocent lives lost 15 years ago. Seems like just yesterday that beautiful Tuesday became one of the saddest days in our history. I never met Lee , but I will never forget him. Prayers to his family & friends. Rest in Peace Lee.
Stacy V
September 11, 2016
Not long after the attacks in 2001, I bought a bracelet with Lee Adler's name on it - a tribute to those whose lives were lost. Every year I wear the bracelet around this anniversary and think about this person I did not know, whose name I wear. He was at work that day, just like me. My heart goes out to Lee and his family and everyone affected by the tragedy. Really feeling it this anniversary for some reason.
Kevan in Texas
September 12, 2015
Remembering Lee with affection on this sad anniversary.
Larry Friedman
September 11, 2014
I never met you but read about your life on the tribute page several years ago. I am so sorry for what you went thru on that awful Tuesday 13 years ago. I pray you are at peace and smiling in heaven and I pray that your family is comforted in knowing they will see your smile again one day. Rest in peace Lee.
Stacy V
September 11, 2014
Lee will always be remembered for being a kind person good father and husband. As a former classmate of mine, I remember him because the good people leave us way too soon, Sending peace to his family.
Daryl Dalcero
September 12, 2013
Lee must have been a wonderful father and husband, may the precious memories you have have of him sustain you in your loss. We will never forget him or all the others who lost their lives this tragic day.
Jay Hoffman
September 11, 2013
To the family and friends of Lee Adler:
Lee will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2013
Thinking of all the innocent lives taken from this world 12 years ago and praying for their families. Rest in peace Lee Adler .
Stacy Valentine
September 10, 2013
Thinking of you today, Lee. Missing you more than any words can express.
August 8, 2013
I never met you , but I will always remember all of the innocent lives taken from this world that horrible day. My prayers are with those who love and miss you everyday. May you rest in peace always .
Stacy Valentine
September 11, 2012
Still miss you buddy. Think of you often and my prayers go out to your family
Travis Hawk
September 11, 2012
Missing you today my "brother." 9:03am NORTH TOWER. Love you, Butch
September 11, 2012
To the Adler family,

May the wonderful memories of your loved one provide solace for you during this difficult time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved ones again in Paradise. John 17:3
August 12, 2012
Just thinking of you today, Lee. Miss you...
April 4, 2012
Barbara Boam & Kim Rogers walked a mile for you (mile #20) on 9/22/11 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
September 22, 2011
Thinking of you and those who loved you on this sad day...
Jeff Kampf
September 11, 2011
Alice and Lauren, I have thought of you many times over the years. I had a wonderful time with you and Lee at our 30th reunion. I proudly remember passing by the twin towers and Lee coming up to me and saying' hey remember me?!' I did cause Lee was very memorable.He had that bubbly personality and was always smiling. So today I want tolet you know I will always remember Lee he is a hero. I felt like I knew you Alice for a long time. You and Lee both were so comfortable to be around. At the time of Lee's passing I was going through my own troubles but life is good. Please come visit in Sarasota Florida. I remember Lauren and my son are the same age. So they are both going to be 23. My sincere thoughts to you and know you have a brave soul. Much love Daryl (Garner) Dalcero
daryl dalcero
September 11, 2011
We hold you in our hearts.
Kymberli Colbourne
September 11, 2011
Although I never met you, I am thinking of you and the so many other innocent lives taken from this world on that fateful day . It is very hard to believe that 10 years ago today ( the day before ) so many lives were different,and our world seemed innocent . What I believe is that you are in a beautiful place where there is only happiness. So, on this 10 year anniversary I know God is holding you close, but I will pray that God holds even closer your family and friends. For it is always those left behind that are suffering the most. Rest in Peace Lee Adler.
Stacy Mchale Valentine
September 10, 2011
I will always remember you Lee from St. Louis. My memories of our friendship through your marriage to my friend Alice. Having Alice and your daughter Lauren in my life keeps you close to my heart. You are dearly missed and loved.
Ron Ross
September 9, 2011
9/11/2011 Ten years this Sunday, Lee. Miss you and love you my brother.
September 6, 2011
You are still in our hearts.
Adrienne Deckman
September 3, 2011
Bless you and your family - you will never be forgotten!
Julie Zimmerman
September 2, 2011
I will never lose my memories of Lee. I think of his family every year and cry for your loss,
john nolan
September 12, 2010
I knew you as a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. You will never be forgotten.
Alice Blanks
September 11, 2010
My dear brother-in-law, miss your laugh, your smile, your strange jokes, miss you being part of our lives.
Julia Berggren
September 11, 2010
Dearest Lee, Not a day goes by that I don't miss you and wish you were here with us. You would be so proud of Lauren and her accomplishments. I know I am. I miss you so much sweetheart. And as we always said "50 to life"!!! We will be together always. Love you more today than yesterday! Alice
Alice Adler
September 11, 2010
9/11/2001 - 9 years Lee and I miss you like it was yesterday. I love you my brother.
Sandy (Butch)
September 11, 2010
Although I never met you , I just want to say I will never forget that day and the so many innocent lives that were lost. You and so many others will be remembered on this 9 year anniversary. May you rest in peace.
stacy valentine
September 10, 2010
May you rest in peace.
August 22, 2010
its been 8 years today it doesnt seem that long. in december of 2001 I received a mercy band as a gift with Mr. Adlers name on it..8 years later I still continue to wear it and i still pray for his family every chance i get. Im sorry for your loss.
September 11, 2009
Happy belated Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
March 31, 2009
God bless you and your family.
January 24, 2009
I miss you my "brother." You possessed incredible strength, a sense of humor and intelligence that could never be matched. You were the type of man many wanted to be but could never even come close to. I admired you and I am thankful that you were in my life. The grief and sadness of losing you will always stay in my heart.

SJ Piacente
September 11, 2008
You are remembered. You are loved.
Crystal Berger
September 6, 2008
I was in grad school with Lee in Texas during the late 1970s. I only recently learned of our loss. My thoughts and prayers to you, Lee; and, of course, to your family.
Tim Sullins
August 19, 2008
Happy belated Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
March 31, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 5, 2008
may god be with your family each and every day.
g d
September 10, 2007
Happy belated Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
March 31, 2007
October 23, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vane. We will always remember.
Kristine Furstenberg
October 10, 2006
May your family remember the wonderful times you shared during your brief stay on Earth.
September 15, 2006
my deepest condolences goes out to mr.adler family
tiffany coleman
September 12, 2006
To the family of Lee Adler,I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to all the people who have suffered from the loss of thier loved ones.God Bless all of you your never alone,Certainly never forgotten!
Dawn Sproules
September 11, 2006
We will never forget. Our thoughts are with you, Lee's family.
September 10, 2006
I miss you my "brother." You were the best of the best....

September 10, 2006
Alice and Lauren -- We only met once, at the Class of 71 reunion at Echo Lake Park. From time to time, I speak to Howard (aka Gumby) who updates me with news of you two. While I always hoped that you were well, I knew that I could not understand your pain. That changed just a few weeks ago when my beloved husband died suddenly. My husband had heard Lee Adler stories for many years. I hope the two of them are playing some heavenly full court b-ball where no one ever fouls them and they make every three-pointer.
Adrienne Deckman
September 10, 2006
I am sorry for your loss please visit a new site I have made in honor of the 5th anniversary it is for all victims as well as my Daughter Jeanmarie Wallendorf who I lost in the Trade Center also.
September 9, 2006
In memory...
P Tabbernor
August 17, 2006
This is the first time I've looked through this site, and I have to tell you, Mr. Adler's photo just took my breath away, as someone who enjoyed life and living. Like an incredible man--somone who loved and was greatly loved. It is evident in his face and eyes. So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers will now be with you. Nearly five years is not enough time to ease anything. We grieve with you.
Mrs. Bethany Noland
July 4, 2006
I was an classmate and fellow chemistry major at kenyon. We shared a penchant for proscratination and spent many a late night together scrambling to complete assignments. He was a delightful guy and a real character. I'll always remember his devilish laugh.
david davis
June 2, 2006
Alice and Lauren,
I think of you often with the knowledge that though the initial wound is healing...you cannot and will not ever forget the wonderful man that was swept up by the angels on that fateful day!
No one knows why things happen as they do, but when we enter Heaven and sit with our Lord, all of our questions will be answered!
Linda Godley-Marroquin
January 13, 2006
To The Adler Family:

Our hearts ache as, the fourth anniversary is here.

You have our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers.

We will NEVER forget.

May your husband/father shine his light and love down on all of you.
Vinny & Jenn Gerard
September 12, 2005
To the Adlers,

From what i understand, my father was a cousin/relative to you all through the Adler side of the family...

I just want you to know that no one deserved what happened that day.... im sorry for everyone that it happened to...and i am so sorry for your stress and your loss...

God Bless!
Rachel Heller
September 11, 2003
Alice and Lauren,
My heart is with you as you celebrate Lee's life. Know that though he is not here in the physical sense, he will never leave your side or your hearts.
Kathy Gittleman
September 11, 2003
Dear Alice and Lauren,
You are both in my thoughts and prayers this day and always.
Ann Lowe
September 11, 2003
Dearest Alice and Lauren,
Another year has passed. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. May your memories keep a smile in your hearts. Listen and look for Lee in every moment - he's watching over you until you meet again.
Diane Leibowitz
September 11, 2003
Alice and Lauren, you are in my thoughts and prayers always. I'm sure Lee is so proud of you both as he watches over you from heaven.
Cindy Scalera
September 11, 2003
What a beautiful and caring man he must have been, and how much you must miss him!!! God Bless you and your daughter and the other girls too...the family pets. May warm memories surround you always.
Sue Stark
September 11, 2003
My wife & I are saddened of the lost of Lee to the Adler family.
GOD bless you all.
charles larry
August 30, 2003
Concerts, tailgating, new years eves, laughing, happy memories. You are missed.
Glenna & Kenny
December 18, 2002
lee, (lees family)
i am only 12 , but i have a thought, lee is in gods hands and in a safe shelter.god will take care and nuture him .there is no harm or evil in heaven .god bless you ,and i will pray for your family .we will never forget.
lauren battistone
December 6, 2002
You were a blessing to all. May you be with our Lord and Savior this day. Pray for me and those you left behind until we meet.
John Brentin
September 27, 2002
Dear Mrs. Adler,
I will remember your husband in my prayers. I'm sorry you have lost such an important part of your life. I'll continue to pray for your family.
Heather Fortenberry
September 11, 2002
To the Adler family,
I want to first send my condolences to you all. Even though it has been a year today (9-11-2002) it only seems like yesterday. In remembrance of those that lost their lives that day all the employees here at Lockheed Martin Aircraft Center in Greenville, SC are wearing a red, white and blue ribbon with the name of one of the victims. I have Lee Adler and I decided to look for his memorial on CNN.com so I could have his picture. I just wanted you to know that we have not forgotten. God Bless you all and may he continue to give you strength through it all.
Teresa Bassett
September 11, 2002
To the Adler Family:
I have never met any of you, but you will always be in my heart.
Nicole Ardolino
September 7, 2002
To Lauren and Alice and all of the extended family of Lee Adler:

I did not know Lee that well, but he did coach my soccer and basketball team. he was always nice and had good ideas. Lauren is one of my very good friends now and she misses him sooo much, and so does Alice and Isabell Adler and many many other people. my heart goes out to all of you.
Danielle Shai
June 13, 2002
To my Dear Friend Alice,
You, Lee and Lauren are in my thoughts and prayers always. Although it's been awhile since we've seen each other, a day doesn't go by without thinking of you. I pray that you find comfort and peace from those around you and those of us who keep you in our thoughts. Love, Susan
Susan Wolfman
May 28, 2002
I am surrounded by 'my girls', my wife, 2 daughters and a female dog. I too, am a computer programmer. I feel a closeness to Lee and I can't help but cry for his girls who have lost their Dad and husband. My prayers along with thousands of others will be lifted up and Lee will always be remembered.
Del Newberry
May 22, 2002
To the family of Lee Adler,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for your lost. I knew Lee as his Physical Therapist. I worked with him on his shoulder(s) many times. He was such a nice man with a great sense of humor. He loved talking about his family and his work. It was so obvious how proud he was of both. I am sure all of his loved ones must feel such a profound sense of loss. I wish you all the strength and courage that one needs to move on. I am sure he is with God, talking up a storm about you all and making the angels laugh. God Bless you all.
Colleen Bystrak PT
Colleen Bystrak
April 28, 2002
What a gentle, thoughtful man Lee was! I will, from now on, give to my most precious ones on my March birthday--and I'll tell them it's because of a man named Lee Adler. May you, his family, find peace in your memories, hope in the future, and love eternal.
Karoll Smith
April 21, 2002
Til we meet again Lee...Gone, but never forgotten!!
K. Melaragni
April 9, 2002
I know he is watching over all his girls. God Bless your family.
April 5, 2002
What a precious man! God Bless and Keep all of his little ladies...Peace and Love--Brooke
Brooke Frierson
March 28, 2002
As I have never forgotten my family lost in the holocaust, may you never forget the sweet memories of your Husband and Father lost in another mindless act of inhumanity.
Edward Adler
March 14, 2002
Lee, Thank you for all you were and brought to this world. We are a better nation because of your contributions.
March 10, 2002
My sincere sympathy for your loss...

I am proudly wearing Lee's name on a Mercy B.A.N.D. I share his Birthday Month of March. My Birthday is March 20th, the first day of Spring!

I hope this March finds you at peace with the knowledge that Lee is in Heaven with the Lord! I shall keep all of his "GIRLS" in my prayers as you continue to miss his physical presence in your lives.
--May God Continue to Bless You!
Janet Lynn Taylor
March 6, 2002
This is for Lee Adler because he was one of the first students to ever come to this school. Many people miss you, Lee. Lee we wanted you to know that you will stay in our hearts forever and no matter what everyone will remember that Lee Adler was in the buildings when they fell down and that everyone was so worried that you would be ok. We wonder were you could be right. Why did you have at your desk at that time? Lauren miss's you so much that she is crying. Alice wants you back so much and so does everyone in Springfield. You will always live in our hearts Lee and in our minds. We miss you. Love, Gaudineer
F.M Gaudineer
March 1, 2002
This was my father who I loved very very much. Gone away in the ashes I wonder when I will see you again. The pain wil eventually stop. But you will always stay in my heart. I love you.
Lauren Adler
February 26, 2002
The deep impact of this horrible tragedy lies within all of us. But to you and all the families who have lost a loved one, I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I hope you can all find strength to pull through this very difficult time. God bless.
Monika Eng
February 12, 2002
Lee was a childhood friend of mine. I had the pleasure of seeing him recently at our 30th reunion. He was always a good, kind and gentle soul. He had a deep, rich voice and a full laugh and smile that showed he embraced and enjoyed life. I am sure he was a wonderful husband and father. I am very sorry for your loss. I will carry my fond memories of Lee throughout my life.
Peter May
January 30, 2002
I know how hard it is to live without your loved one. My brother is also missing and the hardest part is not knowing. I pray for you and your family. May you have the strength and courage to live and to always remember the joy your loved one has given you. God Bless You And Your Family
Lisa Dedvukaj
January 23, 2002
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lee Adler. Your loss has touched the world.
Mark Capper
January 13, 2002
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 11, 2002
Alice and Lauren, We think of you guys often and are forever in our prayers.
David, Debbie, Jeff Beasley
Debbie Beasley
January 11, 2002
God Bless and keep and comfort the friends and family of Mr. Adler. I hope you all know that there are many Americans that are mourning this great loss with you!!

Our prayers are with you...
Cyndi Keech
December 29, 2001
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