Macon-Paul Edward Adler, 66, passed away at Pine Pointe Hospice of Central Georgia on November 26th, 2010, after a valiant and thankfully brief battle with Parkinson's disease and encephalitis. Graveside services with be held at the New Congregation Sha'arey Israel Cemetery on Sunday, November 28th, at 10:00 o'clock at Rose Hill with Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or officiating. Paul was born on June 22, 1944 in New York City, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering from The City College of the City University of New York School of Engineering. He and his family moved to Macon in 1980 after he was recruited to head the Technology division of Georgia Kaolin Company in Dry Branch, Georgia. While there, he authored several patents that revolutionized the processing of kaolin and other industrial minerals. After a decade with Georgia Kaolin, he left to start The Phlogiston Company, a consulting firm specializing in designing mineral processing and plant design.. He traveled all over the world working with new and existing industrial minerals companies. In 1993, he moved to Perth, Australia where he was CEO of the newly opened Australia Kaolin Ltd. In 1998, he moved back to Macon to resume his work in consulting for the worldwide minerals industry. He was passionate about classical music and opera and possessed a classically trained voice. He studied with a Metropolitan Opera coach and sang with the Orpheus Men's Choir in New York. Every year he sang at the annual Holocaust Memorial service in Macon. He was a member of Congregation Sha'arey Israel and an Associate member of Hadassah Medical Organization. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deborah Yardeni Adler; his daughter, Sabrina Jordana Adler of Macon; his son, Joshua Adler (Lara) of Los Angeles, CA; his grandson, Jaden Adler of Macon, the apple of his Papa's eye. He had a special place in his heart for Jenna Kaplan Denisar (Drew) and Marla Kaplan whom he loved as if they were his own children; Sophie and Addison Denisar who called him Grandpa Paul; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Sha'arey Israel, 611 First Street, Macon, GA 31201 or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, www.michaeljfox.org Paul's family would like to extend their deepest gratitude and love to the amazing staff of Pine Pointe Hospice. Their love and dedication made the last days of his life dignified and pain free. God bless them for the work they do. Register online at www.hartsmort.com. Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.