2017-12-06 / Local News

Edward Adleman, active volunteer, philanthropist, mourned

Edward Charles Adleman passed away on Dec. 2. He was 93 years of age. Edward had a wonderful marriage of almost 63 years to Cynthia Fisher Adleman, until her sad passing in 2008. Survived by his beloved partner, Janice Diamond Smith, Edward often expressed how fortunate he felt to have two such wonderful women in his life. Edward is also survived by his children Jude Hobbs and Andrew Adleman, his granddaughter Gabrielle Hobbs, as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.

Known for his wonderful sense of humor and friendly manner, Edward was extremely generous, kind and considerate to his family and many friends, including residents of Lions Gate in Voorhees, where he resided for many years, and many members of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, where Edward has been active since joining in 1947.

Before he went in the Army, Edward attended Temple University. Edward served the community in many ways as a board member, honorary board member, and active member on many committees. This included being a Past President of the Jewish Geriatric Home, an Honorary Board Member of Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service, and a Board Member of the Jewish Community Foundation. He served on the Temple Beth Sholom Executive Board and was still participating in many of the synagogue’s committees and functions.

For over 65 years, Edward and his beloved late brother, Stanley Adleman, were business partners in the family trucking and film storage and shipping business, which had branches in the US and Canada. In addition, Edward had a business relationship with Tasty Baking Company since 1932, which continued until his death. He was active in the Variety Club, one of the largest charities for handicapped children. He also served as President of the Motion Picture Pioneers of Philadelphia.

Edward had many hobbies, including being an avid collector of Judaica antiquities, autographs, and coins from around the world. He was founding President of the American Israeli Numismatic Society of South Jersey. He was also an amateur ventriloquist and was active in many philanthropic activities. Edward and Janice Smith were passionate Phillies and Eagles fans. Earlier in his long life, Edward and Cynthia Adleman traveled the world. They were boating people who were members of the Georgetown Yacht Club for 35 years. In more recent years, Edward thoroughly enjoyed traveling with Janice Smith. Their numerous trips included Paris, London and many cruises.

Edward was born August 23, 1924 in Camden. He was the second son of the late Meyer and Fanny Adleman. Edward was also preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley and Bob Adleman, his sister Bernice “Bubba Baila” Landsburg, his sonin law, Jerome Hobbs, and his nephew, David Adleman.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the management, staff, and medical personnel of Lions Gate in Voorhees for their wonderful facility and caring attention to Edward as well as others in the Lions Gate community.

Interment Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken. Contributions may be made to the Cynthia and Edward Adleman Teachers Endowment Fund at Temple Beth Sholom, 1901 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.

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