Dr. Maria Milner Adelman

April 23, 1919May 16, 2012

Maria Milner Adelman,M.D., 93, passed away on May 16, 2012 in Houston surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born in Gorky, Russia on April 23, 1919. She completed her medical studies in the USSR and served as a lieutenant/doctor on the front lines of the Russian Army during WWII. She was a pediatrician in Gorky until she relocated to Poland in 1960 and later moved to the U.S. with her family in 1961. In the U.S., she worked for many years as a clinical pathologist at Methodist Hospital in Dallas and later in Port Arthur, TX. In 1963, she translated the interview of Marina Oswald for federal authorities and Life Magazine after President Kennedy’s assassination. With a huge heart, compassion for those less fortunate, and readiness to help all she met, she made friends everywhere she went. In addition to being a gifted physician, Maria was a loving mother and doting grandmother. She is predeceased by her husband, Julian Adelman, and survived by her sons, Aleksander Adelman of Houston, Joseph Adelman of Austin, and Roma Hoffman of Austin. She is survived by her grandchildren, Michael Hoffman of Seattle, WA, Eric Hoffman of Houston, Juliana Adelman of Lubbock, Natalie Adelman of Houston and Melanie Adelman of Selfoss, Iceland. Services will be held at Sparkman/Hillcrest in Dallas at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Reception details will be provided after the service. Contributions may be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center for tolerance or a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dr. Maria Milner Adelman

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Roma Hoffman

April 24, 2013

Thinking of my mother on her birthday.
Love, Roma

June 16, 2012

I think of you each day, and will miss you always. Love, Roma

June 16, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Roma Hoffman

June 15, 2012

It is nearly a month, it has gone by quickly, but I try to keep you close in my thoughts and heart.

June 14, 2012

An exceptional woman of our times.

Roma Hoffman

June 5, 2012

All of your belongings are coming to Austin. Everything is
So full of memories and now each brings me close to you in my thoughts and heart.

Roma Adelman Hoffman

May 30, 2012

IMom, two weeks have gone by and I am proud that you are my mother and I miss you.

Mindy Eisen

May 29, 2012

Roma, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I recall when she lived in Port Arthur and you came to visit her. She certainly was a wonderful person. Thinking of you. Mindy

May 28, 2012

We have known Maria and loved her as mother-in-law of our son. She was so much fun to talk too. A very nice and personable lady. We will miss her. MaryJane and Clarence Smith

Roma Hoffman

May 26, 2012

Mommy Thinking of you always loved always loving.