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ORONO & BANGOR - David M. Adelman, 74, passed away December 31, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 5, 1940, in Presque Isle, the son of Yale D. and Mary (Shur) Adelman.

David grew up in Mars Hill and graduated from MCI. He graduated from Husson College where he was president of Kappa Delta Phi fraternity. David worked in the family business at Emple Knitting Mills for 25 years, serving as the Vice President of Operations. With his wife Paula, David co-owned and operated Paula's Hallmark Shop in Ellsworth for 17 years. David was an active member of Congregation Beth Israel in Bangor throughout his life and he served as the treasurer of the Beth Israel Cemetery for 20 years. He served on the Board of St. Joseph's Hospital; was a past-president of the Jewish Community Center; a Mason; and he was an active member of the Brewer Kiwanis. David will be remembered for his love of family, his compassion and service to others, his loyalty to his friends, and his enjoyment of playing sports including racquetball, baseball, and basketball.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Paula (Rolsky) Adelman of Orono; a sister, Susan A. Rudolph of Greenwich, CT; children, Mark Adelman and wife Amy of Atlanta, GA, Kim Schawbel and husband Arthur of Needham, MA, Beth Warner and husband Andrew of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Max & Lucy Adelman, Haley and Brooke Schawbel, Sloane and Alexa Warner, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon Sunday, January 4, at the Jewish Funeral Chapel, 118 Center Street, Bangor. Interment will be at Beth Israel Cemetery, Bangor.

Relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at Dirigo Pines, Kenduskeag Room, Orono, following the interment. Memorial period at the home of Paula Adelman, 3 Linden Court, Orono, will be held from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, Monday, Jan. 5, through Friday , Jan 9. Gifts in David's memory may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 144 York Street, Bangor, ME 04401; Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163; or to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed to www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  January 3, 2015
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