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Martin "Marty" W. Adler

Martin "Marty" W. Adler

d. July 5, 2022


Martin “Marty” W. Adler, PhD of Warminster, PA passed away on July 5, 2022. He was the son of the late Sonia and Jacob “Jack” Adler. Beloved husband of Toby (Wisotsky), father of Dr. Charles (Dr. Laura) Adler and Eve Adler, brother of the late Dr. Sheldon (Barbara)Adler , Anita (late Tim) Flynt, and Jerrold (Cindy) Adler grandfather of Ilyssa (Matt Wolf), Jennifer Adler, Sarah Goldberg, and great-grandson Jacob Shai Wolf.

Marty grew up in Washington Heights, NY and graduated from Bronx HS of Science and NYU and after returning from Korea he became the first Ph.D. graduate in pharmacology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He moved to Philadelphia in 1960 to join the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology at Temple University School of Medicine where he spent his entire career of over 60 years. He was an internationally recognized expert in the field of opiate pharmacology and drug abuse research and he co-founded the Temple Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR). He also was executive secretary of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). His passion was research and teaching.

Relatives and friends are invited to services Friday 11:30 AM Joseph Levine & Sons 4737 Street Rd, Trevose PA. Interment Montefiore Cemetery 

Shiva will be at the late residence on Sunday 2-4PM or 7PM, Monday and Tuesday 7PM.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the MS Society or the Michael J. Fox   Foundation
Masks are required at the service and at Shiva.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, July 8, 2022

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Joseph Levine and Sons Memorial Chapel-Trevose

4737 Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053

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Friday, July 8, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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