Robert James Adler

August 10, 1940July 20, 2018

Robert James Adler, age 77 of Leonard lost his battle with cancer at his residence Friday, July 20, 2018. His wife Lorraine Adler was by his side as she had been for the past 21 years.

Bob was born August 10, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan. He has been a well-respected business owner in the Plastic Industry for many years. He started his career in plastics working for Bob Decker Plastics right out of high school. He then worked for G.P. Plastics where he became part owner. Later, Bob opened his own plastics business (Pro Plastics) where he continued to be successful in the plastic industry for 15 years. Anyone who knew Bob knew he had a passion for golf, fishing, hunting, his trees, and mowing his beautifully landscaped yard. Bob was a great golfer and spent many days with his friends golfing here in Michigan and in Florida. He gained great friendships on the golf course. Bob was outgoing and loved by many. He had an infectious sense of humor and loved to tell a good joke or just make you laugh. What made Bob smile most was being with his wife and grandchildren and enjoying all the special moments they shared together. Bob was devoted his family and will be dearly missed by his wife Lorraine, step-son Bradford (Janette) Watson, Christie Watson married to Bob’s late step-son Michael Watson, and his grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his oldest daughter, and is survived by 3 children all from a previous marriage.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday July 26th, 2018 from 4-8pm and on Friday from 10:30am until the time of memorial service at 11am at Pixley Funeral Home located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. ( or Beaumont Hospice ( online or at the funeral home.


  • Lorraine Adler, Wife
  • Bradford (Janette) Watson, Step-Son
  • Christie Watson, Step-Daughter in Law
  • Michael Watson, Step-Son
  • Bob's Grandchildren, Unspecified


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Memorial Gathering Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 27, 2018

Robert James Adler

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Michael Eberle

July 25, 2018

Bob was a good friend, neighbor and hunting buddy , years back. He will be missed.

Brian Howell

July 25, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

With sympathy, The Howell Family (Brian, Melissa & Sam)

Cyndi Johnson

July 24, 2018

Bob was my father in-law for a brief time. He was nothing but kind and loving towards me. He was a wonderful grandpa to my 2 girls, Melodie & Chelsea. Always fun, caring, generous, and really went out of his way to spend time with them after my divorce. I remember the girls always looking forward to their outings and then hearing about how much fun they ALWAYS had. I am forever grateful for knowing you!

Danielle Smith

July 24, 2018

I will always remember his big smile when he would pick up the girls. Praying for everyone.

Mary Gonynor

July 23, 2018

Bob was a great friend to my father. They shared many good times with each other. At the end of my fathers journey he gave Bob a big hug and said I’ll see you in heaven my friend. I’m sure these old friends have been reunited. Hopefully one day we all will see each other again. Here’s to life well lived.

Laura Reznich

July 23, 2018

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Peace and love to you all.
Tim, Laura, Jack and Lucy Reznich