Kenneth Leroy Adler

December 2, 1916March 1, 2011

Kenneth L. Adler, a long time resident of Scarsdale, passed away on March 1, 2011 at Sarah Neuman Nursing Home . Mr. Adler was born on December 2, 1916 in White Plains, NY to Benjamin and Mabel Adler. Until a recent move to Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, Mr. Adler lived in Scarsdale on Brambach Road since 1919. He remembered from when he was a child that the iceman would come by in his horse and buggy to deliver his goods to their home on Brambach Road. Mr. Adler was in the hardware business for 54 years, first in the family owned Adler’s Hardware in Dobbs Ferry until the early 1970s and later at the Scarsdale Hardware Co. He was known by family and friends as “Mr. Fix-It” . He married Doris V. Paulmann on September 29, 1940 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Scarsdale. They were founding members of the Grace Lutheran Church in Scarsdale and were honored for their 50 years of service in 1999. They enjoyed visiting over 40 countries and Mr. Adler loved their annual camping vacations at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, Long Island. Mr. Adler served during World War II , predominately at Wright Patterson Field in Dayton, Ohio, working on bombardier planes. Mr. Adler was predeceased by his wife Doris. He was the loving father of daughter Nancy Brehm (Ernie) and son Darrell Adler (Kristina). He was the grandfather of Laurie Kilkenny, Stacy Adler, Matt Brehm, Garett Brehm, Randy Adler, Jr, Derek Adler, and Peter Kenneth Adler. His great- grandson is Jordan Criscione. He was predeceased by his son Randy, as well as brother Clifford Adler and sister Mildred Stacey. Visiting Hours will be on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, New York, 10583 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Church Service on Monday, March 7 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church, Alida and Grand Boulevard, Scarsdale, New York 10583 at 10:00 AM, followed by burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ardsley. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that any donations in Dad’s name be sent to Grace Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 7, 2011

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Rick Adler

March 7, 2011

Dear Nancy and Darrell,
Your father, my uncle, is a daily part of my life and I don't feel as if I've lost Uncle Ken; he's always with me, really. He's just on a different journey now. He taught me how to hug and how good it felt and that hug he gave me for the first time is the cornerstone of my values. I always hug my son, period.

Doug Anderson

March 7, 2011

To all of the family,
I just learned of Uncle Ken's death and our thouthts are with all of you. Nancy, you know what a big part your dad and mom played in the Anderson faimly as we all grew up together. No times bring back bigger memories then the times with you and your parents and the great times on the boat. I miss my Christmas phone calls to be able to talk with your folks and to remember good times together.
I send our love and prayers as you adjust to this new phase in life. Everyone loved them both so much and they were the best. Thanks for the memories Uncle Ken!! We will miss you!! Love you all
Doug Anderson and family
John 3:16

Alison Williams Pinsley

March 6, 2011

I grew up on Lee Road, one block over from Brambach Avenue in Scarsdale. There was an older woman on Brambach whose first name escapes me, but we used to call her "Grandma Adler". She was like the neighborhood grandmother to all of the children. Was this Kenny's mother? Condolences to the entire family, he had a full and prosperous life and is now resting in the arms of Jesus for eternity.

Michele Brogan

March 5, 2011

Dear Nancy and Darrell and Adler family,
We are saddened to hear of the death of your Dad. We have such fond memories of him during our summers in Montauk and Scarsdale.He was always so kind and patient with us as small children. I remember I was thrilled when he allowed me to take Tippi for a walk around the yard. He always took time to show us his garden and teach us about birds. We feel privileged to have been a part of his life. Uncle Ken will live in our memory always....
Love, Michele and Todd Brogan(Paulmann)

March 4, 2011

Dear Nancy and Darrell,
We were so saddened to learn of the passing of your father. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family and please know you are in our thoughts and our prayers.
Charlie and Michele Valenzuela

Jim Anderson

March 4, 2011

Nancy, Darrell and all of the Adler family, I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Uncle Ken. I have such wonderful memories of our times together with your family and while separated by miles and decades of time, there was always a special place in my heart for Uncle Ken. May God comfort you during this time of loss and may you also find peace know Uncle Ken is in a far greater place now.
God bless.

March 4, 2011

Hi Nancy & Darrell,
Please accept my heart felt condolences on the passing of 'Uncle Ken'. I have many fond memories of him and the many joys he got from the simplest aspects of the riding of everyone (including my mother) on the scooter from his boat at Maplewood farm.
He is in a better place now with his lovely Doris, your mom and brother Randy at his side. He left all us with nothing but good memories of a kind, gentle and caring man. Our earth world will be a little sad without him but we/you will be OK because of the wonderful deeds and experiences he rendered us during his long and caring life.
Be well and God Bless each of you in these sorrowful times.
Stan Vesely

Janice Gabriel

March 4, 2011

To the entire Adler, Paulmann and Brehm families...i am so Sorry to hear about Uncle Kenny. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt condolences go out to each of you!

Laurie Krueger

March 4, 2011

Dear Darrell,
So sorry to read in the paper about the loss of your Dad. My heartfelt condolences to you and all your family. Thinking of you and sending prayers during this difficult time.
Laurie Krueger

Kamala & Ernest Turner

March 4, 2011

Stacy and Family,
May the dear Lord be with you'll during this time. I didn't know you're grandfather but from all the stories I heard from you, I know your grandfather was a wonderful and thoughtful person. I know you will miss him always.
God bless you and keep you now and forever.