"Marvelous" Marvin Adler
After a long, happy and prosperous life "Marvelous" Marvin Adler, age 94, passed away peacefully in his apartment at Kingston Residence of Sylvania, June 26, 2018.
Marvin was born in Steubenville, OH April 9, 1924 to Samuel and Helen (Jacobson) Adler.
After moving to Toledo he attended Devilbiss High School and played football for the Tigers.
After graduating, Marv enlisted in the army and was chosen as a member of an intelligence unit where he worked intercepting German communications during World War ll.
Marv attended Ohio State University on the GI Bill. Returning to Toledo, he met and married Nancy (Helburn) Adler on October 29, 1951. They were wed for 65 years and had two children, Carol and Andy. The family lived in Ottawa Hills for more than 40 years.
He found his niche with the Cannon Paper Company and was a successful salesman until he retired at the age of 72. Many of his former customers still speak very highly of his dedication, honesty and integrity while on or off the job.
Known as "Crash Adler" to his golfing partners, he was skilled at hitting live ducks or moving golf carts out of the tee box. But he loved the game!
The music he adored ranged from jazz to big band to classical and even Janis Joplin. He enjoyed the performances at Kingston Friday after noon happy hours provided by Randy "The Harmonica Man" and Ragtime Rick.
Cooking was another passion. Marv's homemade lasagna could win awards worldwide, according to his family and friends.
Marvin was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He showered love on his granddaughters, Rachel, Sarah and Lila.
Even battling Parkinsons, Marv always had a smile and good word for the Kingston staff and the many friends and relatives who visited him during his last three years at Kingston. His quicksilver mind and charisma always shone through his illness. He even won a bejeweled crown when elected "Valentine Day King" at Kingston for the year of 2017.
Marvin was an exceptional man who touched others with his dignity, compassion, moral fiber and deep religious beliefs.
A lifelong member of The Temple Shomer Emunim, he is survived by his daughter Carol Adler, son Andrew (Nancy) Adler and granddaughters Rachel Adler and Lila Goldman. He was preceded by his wife Nancy, granddaughter Sarah Beth Adler and brother Allen Adler.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Temple Shomer Emunim, 6453 Sylvania Ave. Private interment at Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations suggested to Parkinsons Foundation, Ohio Living Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice. 419-535-5840.
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