Obituary for Herbert R. Adler | Magner Funeral Home, Inc.


Herbert R. Adler

October 26, 1925 ~ June 27, 2018 (age 92)

Herbert R. Adler, a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut for 62 years died on June 27, 2018 at the age of 92. Herbert 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.

Herbert 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 a VP and CFO of Price and Pierce, an international trading firm in the pulp and paper industry.

Herbert was a long-time member and former Treasurer of the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk and a former director of the United Fund. 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 Football team, the New York Giants. 

Herbert was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Iris, and his brother, Walter.  He is survived by his two daughters, Susan Holcomb of Harvard, MA (and her husband William), Barbara Null of Whidbey Island, WA (and her husband Keith); his son, Carl Adler of Sagamore Hills, Ohio (and his wife, Cheryl).  He is also survived by his granddaughters, Rachel and Katherine Holcomb and Megan and Bailey Adler and his grandson Matthew Holcomb and his wife Jacki, 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. 

Funeral Services, officiated by Reverend Robert Beinke, shall be held 1PM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Friends may visit from 12 pm until time of service.  

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