Elsbeth Adler, 96


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Elsbeth (Gottschalk) Adler, of Providence, passed away July 6 at The Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Carl Adler. Born in Aachen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Margaret (Franken) Gottschalk.

Elsbeth worked at Adler’s Hardware on Wickenden Street in Providence for many years before retiring. A lifetime member of Hadassah Rhode Island, she was also a member of the Temple Torat Yisrael Sisterhood and Temple Emanu-El. She volunteered at The Miriam Hospital and the Jewish Community Center. An avid gardener, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, and she especially loved taking her granddaughters away every Sunday on special trips. Having unconditional love for everyone around her, Elsbeth was a well-known local icon, and she will be greatly missed by all.

She is survived by her son Marc Adler and his wife Janice, of Providence; two grandchildren, Rachel Adler, of Malden, Massachusetts, and Jacqueline Nolis and her partner, Heather, of Seattle, Washington; and one great-grandson, Amber Nolis.