For decades, Shlomo Adler helped save lives as a volunteer with the Hatzalah first-responder emergency medical service. He held on to life, even as he contracted COVID-19 when it first swept through New York in March and April, battling the virus for months before he succumbed to it and passed away on July 3.

Adler was a familiar face in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. He ran a hardware store, like his father before him and his son-in-law after him. His father’s business was Metropolitan Hardware on the Lower East Side.

He was a dedicated member of the Ger Chassidic community.

Adler is survived by two sons and three daughters. He was predeceased by his wife, Goldie, several years ago.

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