Gerald Reuben Adelman

by | May 18, 2023 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Gerald Reuben Adelman, 93, died on May 12, 2023 at Beth Sholom Village. He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Adelman (of blessed memory).

He is survived by his son, David Adelman and wife Connie Spruill-Adelman; his daughter, Deborah Adelman; a brother, Ralph Adelman and wife Marla; five grandchildren, Jon Proesel, Joseph Adelman, Matthew Adelman, Stephanie Baines, and Jason Spruill; and six great-grandchildren.

Gerald was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1929; and was the son of Gus and Bessie Adelman (of blessed memory). He was a retail manager (Sears, GEX, T G & Y Stores, and Tons of Toys) until his retirement. During his entire life, he was extremely active in model train building and was considered a subject matter expert. While living in North Carolina, he was a founding member of the Concord Area Model Railroaders Club. Additional hobbies of interest were coin and stamp collecting.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Bon Secours Province Place of Maryview and Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia for their care of Gerald for the past eight years.

A private graveside service was held at Olive Branch Cemetery. Donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple, American Kidney Foundation, or charity of choice.