Obituary: Edna Adler

Obituary: Edna Adler

Erna (Edna) Adler, 88, of Atlanta, died Nov. 25, 2018.

Erna (Edna) Adler, 88, of Atlanta, died Nov. 25, 2018. Edna was born in Frankfurt, Germany.  Her family, including her mother, father and sister Hilda, escaped Germany soon after Kristallnacht, arriving in New York via The Netherlands, in 1940. Her family settled in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York, where she met her husband Ludwig (Lou) soon after the end of World War II.  They married in 1952, and after a brief stop in Connecticut, moved to Atlanta in 1963.

Edna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as an active volunteer in the community.  Over the years her volunteering was spread over a wide spectrum of the community, including, among others, American Red Cross, Congregation Beth Jacob, Yeshiva Atlanta High School, Fernbank Museum and Congregation Beth Tefillah.  She knitted hundreds of beanies for premature newborns.  If she saw a way she could contribute her time to a cause, she was there to help.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Yitzchok (Leslie), David (Eve) and Stuart (Karen).  She was also blessed with nine grandchildren: Ariela (Yehuda), Talya (Daniel), Hillel (Shana), Miriam (Yerachmiel), Jonathan (Hila), Kayla (Eitan), Aaron, Noah and Jonah, and 12 great-grandchildren to date.

A graveside service was held at Crest Lawn Memorial Park Nov. 26, 2018.

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