Lawrence R. Adler 1941-2018

NILES — Lawrence Adler, 76, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley in Warren, with his wife and two sons by his side.

Larry was born March 2, 1941, in Pittsburgh, to Philip and Hilda Bronder Adler.

Larry spent his elementary years in Pittsburgh, but graduated from Niles McKinley High School in 1962.

In 1959, Larry enlisted in the Army and served in the National Guard as Command Sergeant Major of the 437th Military Police until 1990. During his service, he became a qualified marksman shooter.

He spent his 34-year career working as a furnace operator for General Electric, Niles Glass.

In 1962, he was united in marriage to the former Betty Fillian, who survives.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW, Moose Lodge and Army / Navy. He was also a life member of the American Legion Post 36 in Tucson, Ariz.

Larry and Betty were snowbirds and escaped the Ohio winters for the warmth and sun of Tucson. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked playing cards and especially loved trying his luck on the slot machines at the casinos. An avid sports fan, Larry was frequently found watching the Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks as well as the University of Arizona’s basketball team. However, his favorite team was the Pittsburgh Steelers and he cheered for them, win or lose.

Larry will be remembered for never meeting a stranger, and for his loving nicknames given to all he knew and loved.

Besides his wife of 55 years, Larry is survived by his sons, Nicholas R. Adler and Robert (Keisha) Adler Sr.; his grandchildren, Amber Lynn Adler and Robert A. Adler Jr.; his sister, Sharon Cella; and his brother, David (Diane) Adler; as well as many other relatives.

Larry was preceded in death by his infant granddaughter, Nicole Renee Adler; his brothers, Frederick and Philip Adler; his sister, Doris Killian; and his parents.

Visitation for Larry will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Lane Funeral Homes, Niles location. A funeral service, with full military honors, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the same location.

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