Susan R. Adler

Susan Zeporah Rosenberg Adler, 79, of Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL and formerly of Scarsdale, N.Y and Williamstown, MA., died Tuesday at Advent Health Hospice Care, Orlando.

Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., on November 22, 1943, daughter of Sol Rosenberg and Shirley Greenberg, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University with a bachelors in English and Columbia University with a masters in teaching.

Mrs. Adler was talented at everything to which she set her mind from the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle to reupholstering furniture to her career as a teacher of English and Drama to her extraordinary eye for interior design, which was on full display in a featured spread of her Williamstown home, The Aerie, in Architectural Digest.

Her philanthropic nature drove her to make significant contributions to Williams College, especially to their arts endeavors. Donating in his name, she honored her beloved husband with whom she shared an extraordinary collection of American art.

She was predeceased by two of her brothers, Lawrence and Martin. She leaves behind her brother Stanley; her daughters, Margaret Adler and Sloane Torres; her niece, Deborah Michaud, who was her caregiver in the last years of her life; her grandchildren, Oliver Torres and Arden Torres; cherished nephews, nieces, and grandnephews; kitties; many loved ones and countless admirers who know she is at peace now with her Herbie.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at Congregation Beth Israel in North Adams followed by a reception at St. John’s Church, Williamstown.

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