It is with heartbreaking sadness that we mourn the passing of David Adler z”l, whose untimely Covid-related death, July 14, has really hit home the terrible ravage of this pandemic. While many of us in Hadassah got to know David through Susan—his wife of forty-seven years— it was beautifully obvious how much he adored her and how proud he was of her assuming leadership roles in Seattle Hadassah, always there supporting her any way he could. This says so much about him.
He will not be forgotten by this Hadassah family, nor by his own extended family and decades-long close friends, who shared at shivas—together with Hadassah friends— the most endearing stories of David’s kindness, his love of the law, and above all other things, his love of his family. Oh so proud of his sons, both Josh and Ben admitted how much they will miss their Dad’s call—without fail every Friday—to wish each a “Good Shabbos”.
Passionate for justice, tzedek, David worked tirelessly for years as a civil rights lawyer in Washington, DC, which I never knew, but then David was never one to brag about himself. Helping to repair the world is a way to translate grief into healing and justice. When I asked Susan how best to memorialize David, she suggested donations to Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) Research. For online donations, please click here.
For mail-in donations:
Seattle Hadassah 140 Lakeside Ave Ste A#36
Seattle, WA 98122
Ettie Davis, President
Mazel Tov to:
- Ruth Fast on Celebrating her 100th Birthday on August 20. So glad we had that fantastic tea for Ruth last year on her 99th.
We Mourn the Passing of:
- David Adler, husband of Seattle Hadassah Past President Susan Adler, father of Joshua (Julie) Adler and Benjamin Adler.
- Rosamond Adler, mother -in -law of Seattle Hadassah Past President Susan Adler, grandmother of Joshua (Julie) Adler and Benjamin Adler
- Diane Lilly, wife of Mason Lilly, mother of Susan Lilly, Barbara Horovitz, Joel Lilly and Elizabeth Lilly.
- Ina Willner, mother of Andrew Willner, Stuart Willner, Daniel Willner and Patricia Willner-Martin. As a young woman, Ina was a leader in Hadassah.