PORTSMOUTH- We deeply mourn the loss of Evelyn Berg Adelman, cherished wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who died after a long battle with kidney disease in Kannapolis, North Carolina on Sunday, February 17, 2013. She was born in Schmargendorf, Germany on May 21, 1928 and was a holocaust survivor. She was the daughter of Edmund and Ruth Berg. She met and married Gerald Adelman, the love of her life, at the University of Chicago. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gerald Adelman; daughter, Deborah Adelman; son David Adelman and wife Connie Spruill-Adelman; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Additionally, she had many wonderful and caring friends that will surely miss her. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the many medical personnel who cared for her during the past few years. She was a registered nurse in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. She participated in the first successful separation of conjoined twins in Illinois. Throughout her nursing career she specialized in caring for cardiac care patients at numerous hospitals.
Burial will be a private ceremony in Portsmouth, and a celebration of life will be held in North Carolina. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Ohef Sholom Temple (Norfolk), the Kidney Foundation, a hospice of your choice, or a charity of your choice.