Reb Shlomo Adler, z”l, a chashuv and beloved Gerrer chassid and Kensington resident, was niftar Friday morning at the age of 73 after a months-long battle with COVID-19.
Reb Shlomo worked in the hardware business: His father had owned Metropolitan Hardware on the Lower East Side, and Reb Shlomo later moved the store to his son-in-law’s home.
A long-time Hatzalah member, Reb Shlomo had been sick with the coronavirus since before Pesach. He passed away Friday morning.
“He was an ish chesed,” recalled Reb Yitzchak Seidel, a close friend who, like Reb Shlomo, has been a Hatzalah member since the late 1970’s. “He always had a smile, and was always helping, willing to give you the shirt off his back.”
The levayah will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Gerrer shtiebel at 1843 48th Street. Kevurah will be at the New Montefiore Cemetery in Long Island. Shiva will be observed at 81 Parkville Avenue.
Reb Shlomo is survived by two sons and three daughters. His wife, Goldie, a”h, was niftar three years ago.
Yehi zichro boruch.
Updated Friday, July 3, 2020 at 12:49 pm .