ERICA PAULETTE (Herz) VAN ADELSBERG
Of Wynnewood, PA, passed peacefully on 16 November 2018. Loving mother of Judith (Michael) Berman and David (Lisa) van Adelsberg; grand-mother of Oren (Ines) and Noah (Naama) Berman, Hunter and Anastasia van Adelsberg; great-grandmother of Nina Berman; sister of Ernest Hilton; former wife of the late Martin van Adelsberg. Services will be Sunday Nov 18, at 12 P.M. at Beth David, Reform Congregation, 1130 Vaughan Lane, Gladwynne, PA. Interment at Haym Salomon Memorial Park, Frazer, PA. Shiva will be held Sunday evening at 7 P.M. at the Green Hill Condominium, East Building, 1001 City Avenue. Erica was a life-long educator and retired as the Director of Foreign Languages of the Philadelphia School District. She was a holocaust survivor and generously shared, with people of all ages around the globe, her story of finding humanity even in the darkest of times. She published the story of her life, "Feeling Great and Grateful", in 2013. To honor her legacy and further her mission of spreading understanding and tolerance, donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center, Kleinlife, Suite 210, 10100 Jamison Ave., Phila. PA 19116 (www.hamec.org).