Sheldon Adelman Obituary

Sheldon   Adelman
Sheldon "Buddy" Adelman
Sheldon Adelman

April 14, 1918 - November 7, 2009
Born in New York, NY
Resided in Formerly of Cleveland, OH
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Sheldon "Buddy" Adelman, 91, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, IA. A memorial service will be held 4:30 PM, Monday, November 9, 2009 at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Des Moines.

Buddy was born April 14, 1918 in New York, and was an NYU graduate.

On February 15, 1940 he was united in marriage to Frances Spero. Buddy was a retired manufacturer's representative for several furniture lines in Cleveland. He was passionate about sports, politics and his family.

Buddy and Frances lived in Cleveland until October of this year, when they moved to Des Moines due to health concerns. Frances passed away less than two weeks ago. They had been married for 69 ½ years.

Buddy is survived and lovingly remembered by his son, Steven Adelman and his wife Kathy Elsner of Des Moines; his three grandsons, Eric Adelman and Katherine Gast of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Peter Adelman of Chicago, David Adelman and Elizabeth Rodgers of Des Moines; Buddy's first great grandchild, Michael; and his sister, Sandra Glowgower of Atlanta, GA.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jewish National Fund at

Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes- Dunn's Chapel



Memorial Service
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
924 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, November 9, 2009
4:30 PM


Jewish National Fund