Stephen F. Adler
Stephen F. Adler

Born September 27, 1930 in Berlin, Germany to Alfred and Ilse (nee Liepmann) Adler, died peacefully at home on April 3, 2019. In March 1939 Steve was rescued from the Holocaust that would envelop Europe and was sent to England on a Kindertransport with other refugee children. Eventually he was joined in England by his family, and they made their way to Chicago in 1941.

Steve married his high school sweetheart, Judy Weinberg, in 1951. A brilliant student, Steve became a radio "Quiz Kid" in Chicago. He graduated from Roosevelt College when he was 20 and earned a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Northwestern University. Steve and Judy moved to Connecticut.

Beginning in the 1980s and after retirement, Steve devoted his time to organizations that are preserving the history and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust. He was active until his last weeks teaching at Seattle's Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Steve passionately loved music, and singing in the Temple Beth Am choir brought him immense joy. Steve was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather.

Steve is predeceased by his brother Ralph, and by wife, Judy. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Herskowitz (Israel) of Norwalk, Connecticut and Barbara A. West (his proud co-author) and by his

grandchildren, Rebecca, Samuel and Daniel.

Funeral services will be on

Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:30 A.M.

at Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98115.
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Published by The Seattle Times from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2019.
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My deepest heart-felt condolences. I met and collaborated with Steve at Ida Culver House for about five years. I just returned from Arizona to re-matriculate at that haven presently. Steve was the most gentlemanly person I ever met. The community has lost a star. Mike Russillo.,
Mike Russillo
May 23, 2019
Steve Adler was an amazing man who spoke during the religious oppression week of AME201Z Diversity and Social Justice course during my time teaching at South Seattle. He was an advocate who saw the intersections of oppression and made historical events relevant to current issues. His story of the poisonous mushroom ( and how purposeful, pervasive and intentional people can be at denigrating and marginalizing others. I continued to know him after my time in Seattle. I'm so very happy to have known him and to call him friend. I'm happy he's back with his beloved Judy.
Anissa Heard-Johnson
April 9, 2019
Dear Debbie and Barb, as Steve allways call you !
Through Sam, we have been informed about Steve's death. Me and my siblings, Karin and Helmut are very sad. With Steve we lose one of the last relatives on the part of our father.
We have admired Steve, his life together with Judy, all the dedication he put in everything he has done. We will always remember him.
Accompanying you in your mourning,I send you and your families my best wishes
Monica Schmitt geb. Breslauer
April 6, 2019
May his memory be for blessing.
Flora Lovejoy
April 6, 2019
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