Father of Harvard woman, WWII veteran
Herb Adler. (Courtesy photo)
Herbert R. Adler, a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut, for 62 years, died June 27, 2018, at the age of 92. Herb was born in Astoria, New York City, son of the late Richard and Katherine Klahre Adler.
During World War II, he served with the 89th Infantry Division in Europe and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and two campaign ribbons.
Herb graduated from New York University in 1950 and joined the audit staff of a predecessor firm of Deloitte and Touche. He subsequently served as controller of the Burndy Corporation in Norwalk and as a senior executive of Price and Pierce, an international trading firm in the pulp and paper industry.
Herb was a longtime member and former treasurer of the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk, and a former director of the United Fund of Norwalk. He was an active stamp collector and a member of The Norwalk Stamp Club. He also enjoyed playing tennis and rooting for the New York Giants.
Herb was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Iris, and his brother, Walter. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Holcomb of Harvard and her husband, William; Barbara Null of Seattle, Washington, and her husband, Keith; his son, Carl Adler of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, and his wife, Cheryl. He is also survived by four granddaughters: Rachel and Katherine Holcomb, Megan and Bailey Adler; and his grandson Matthew Holcomb, his wife Jacki, and two great-grandchildren, Ben and Emily. Additionally, Herbert is survived by his brother-in-law, Albert Curl, and his wife, Ginger, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Burial services were held Thursday, July 5, in Norwalk, Connecticut. To offer condolences, please visit www.magnerfuneralhome.com.