Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem
4055 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
Nov 05, 1943 - Jul 19, 2017
Frank Sheldon Adler, 73, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
He was born November 5, 1943 in Washington, D.C. to the late Ethel Glazier and Stuart Adler. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland and went immediately into the Navy, where he was a radio technician. After spending four years monitoring Russian radio activity over the Arctic Circle and flying through hurricanes in the Caribbean, he spent the rest of his career as a computer technician at IBM, Tandem Computers, and other, smaller companies.
He was a life-long Boy Scout, starting as a Cub Scout in elementary school, continued through high school, and then volunteered as a Scoutmaster as an adult. He is credited with turning around the lives of countless boys, and he earned the prestigious Silver Beaver Award after 40 years of service.
After retirement, he and his wife, Sharon, moved from his life-long home in Montgomery County, Maryland to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to be near his daughter and her family. He continued his habit of helping people in need, volunteering at Crisis Control and Sunnyside Ministries in Winston-Salem.
Over his adult life, he had been a member of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland, and, finally, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his sister, Taba Dale, and brother, Jake Adler; his daughter, Joy Irwin (Keith), his step-daughter Laura Pierce (Don Breslin), and five granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-son, Charles Pierce.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on August 19, 2017, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem.
Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com.
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I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Frank and I worked together at IBM a long time ago. I have many good memories of those days and feel a loss with Frank's passing
Mary E. Farrar
Sharon and family: So sorry to see the news about Frank. We've missed you at Cedar Lane, and send hugs and good wishes to you.
Mary Farrar and Martin Franke
I want to send my sincere condolences to you and your family. You are missed at Cedar Lane.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Frank will be missed beyond words.
Sharon, I just heard this morning at Sunnyside about Frank. He was a fine man and I will miss working with him. My sincere symphony to you and the family
I am truly sorry to learn of Frank's passing. I have many fond memories of working with you and Frank at Cedar Lane Stage. He was a generous man who contributed so much to the community.
Charlotte & John Lass
We first met Frank we were members of Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Maryland. Since then our friendship grew through Scouting.
You would usually find Frank as a member of the cadre of a Scouting training course. There, he showed his superior knowledge of the subjects, and showed that knowledge with his outstanding presentations. As a participant of some of his presentations I saw his skills first hand.
My fondest recollection of Frank was on my staff of an adult training session. Each month at my planning meetings Frank came up with many ideas. I cannot think of any times his suggestions were not adopted.
As a friend and fellow Scouter he is deeply missed by both of us.
Charlotte & John Lass
I was so sorry to learn of Frank's death. Was he ill long? I'll give you a call sometime soon.
Dear Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. He was an unforgettable man, with his friendly smile and helpful, generous ways. I miss seeing both of you at Cedar Lane. Sending you love and a hug.
Kate and I send our condolences to you and to all whose lives Frank touched. Our hearts hurt for you and, at the same time, are forever shaped by memories we have of Frank -- and you: talking in the Lounge after services, joining hands with in setting up and taking down tables and chairs for activities, seeing the twinkle in your eyes. He was such a fine person, a can-do person and quiet volunteer, a provider of rides and much much more. We send our positive thoughts and energy to you. Bob and Kate Harrison, Chevy Chase, MD
Jean and Bob Gruber
So sorry to hear of Frank's death. You are in our thoughts.
Dear Sharon and family,
So sorry for your loss. I remember Frank fondly and Sharon you have had a special place in my heart ever since we were in the covenant group together. Miss you at Cedar Lane. May your memories and the knowledge that others care and are thinking of you at this time help lift your spirits.