Kenneth L. Adler, a long time resident of Scarsdale, passed away on March 1, 2011 at Sarah Neuman Nursing Home . Mr. Adler was born on December 2, 1916 in White Plains, NY to Benjamin and Mabel Adler.
Until a recent move to Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, Mr. Adler lived in Scarsdale on Brambach Road since 1919. He remembered from when he was a child that the iceman would come by in his horse and buggy to deliver his goods to their home on Brambach Road.
Mr. Adler was in the hardware business for 54 years, first in the family owned Adler's Hardware in Dobbs Ferry until the early 1970s and later at the Scarsdale Hardware Co. He was known by family and friends as "Mr. Fix-It" .
He married Doris V. Paulmann on September 29, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Scarsdale. They were founding members of the Grace Lutheran Church in Scarsdale and were honored for their 50 years of service in 1999. They enjoyed visiting over 40 countries and Mr. Adler loved their annual camping vacations at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, Long Island.
Mr. Adler served during World War II , predominately at Wright Patterson Field in Dayton, Ohio, working on bombardier planes.
Mr. Adler was predeceased by his wife Doris. He was the loving father of daughter Nancy Brehm (Ernie) and son Darrell Adler (Kristina). He was the grandfather of Laurie Kilkenny, Stacy Adler, Matt Brehm, Garett Brehm, Randy Adler, Jr, Derek Adler, and Peter Kenneth Adler. His great- grandson is Jordan Criscione.
He was predeceased by his son Randy, as well as brother Clifford Adler and sister Mildred Stacey.
Visiting Hours will be on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, New York, 10583 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Church Service on Monday, March 7 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church, Alida and Grand Boulevard, Scarsdale, New York 10583 at 10:00 AM, followed by burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ardsley. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that any donations in Dad's name be sent to Grace Lutheran Church.