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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Adele Zaslow
December 28, 1927 - July 16, 2020
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
Service Date: Tuesday July 21st, 2020
Service Time: 2:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
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Adele Zaslow, 92, much loved mother of Jan and Beverly Zaslow, died July 16, 2020, peacefully at home with her children by her side after battling cancer. She was an extraordinary woman – loving, interesting and talented and will be deeply missed by her children, family and friends.
From an early age, education was important to Adele. After moving to California, marrying and having two children, she took night classes while working as a bookkeeper and caring for the home and family with predeceased spouse, Dan Zaslow, In 1980, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She had also taken accounting classes and went on to earn her CPA licence, passing the CPA test in the first try, no small feat. She worked as a CPA at different firms for over 30 years.
Adele was highly intelligent, curious and had a great sense of humor. She cared deeply about politics and the state of the world. She always gave of herself to her family, friends and community. She helped support Temple Beth Torah, was on their Board of Trustees, and did volunteer work.
She was always supportive of our education. We were sent to Hebrew school, and she supported and participated in her son’s bar mitzvah, girl scouts, cub scouts, little league, oil painting classes, swimming and ballet classes, all while working full time.
She volunteered her time for 8 years as a hospice bereavement counselor, and helped many to better cope with grief. She received much positive feedback and was recognized by others as making a real difference in people’s lives.
Her many interests included crossword puzzles, cooking, gardening, reading, music, politics and celebrating Jewish holidays with family. She enjoyed improv classes where her sometimes quirky sense of humor fit right in. She was a great cook and loved watching tv cooking shows.
Her strong will that helped her through all her life’s adversity and challenges was evident when she battled lung cancer twice and won. She was diagnosed again with cancer at 91.
Adele was the one who held the family together and the one who kept in contact with family and friends.
Adele worked tirelessly for years to establish the Charles and Lillie Ivener Mental Health Library Endowment Fund in Beer-Sheva Israel as part of the Ben Gurion University. Through a major donation from the estate of Goldie Ivener, the fund is used for journal subscriptions and new book purchases, as well as for the physical upgrade of the library. Adele was very close to Goldie and made this dream come to fruition after Goldie’s death. This is one of Adele’s legacies.
Rest in peace Mom.
Donations to the following are much appreciated.