Martin Adelman 1943 - 2020

Martin Bruce Adelman was born April 4, 1943, in the Bronx. He passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on May 10, 2020. Marty served as a criminal defense attorney in New York City for over 40 years and was a passionate advocate for social justice. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Ellen Fleit Adelman; daughters Sara (Dan Ring) and Rebecca (Max Leighton); and grandchildren Charles Ring and Alexander and Daphne Leighton.



Graveside Service

Monday, May 11th 2020 at 03:00 PM
New Montefiore Cemetery
1180 Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 249-2016

Rabbi Serge Lippe, Officiating


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    Martha Levites says

    Marty ‘s. loss will be felt by the whole community. He was a colorful thread in the fabric that is Goldens Bridge Colony.
    Please accept my Condolences and my wish for peaceful acceptance to the whole family. My thoughts are with you.

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    Peter Gerstenzang says

    Warmth, kindness, wisdom and compassion are the words that best described Marty. You did not have to know him long or well to know that. His idealism inspired even the most cynical of criminal defense lawyers. Karen and I saw Marty on only a few occasions over the 30 years that I knew him, but we held him in high regard and warm affection. We spoke on the phone on occasion, and I thoroughly enjoyed his wit and humor. He was a great lawyer, but more importantly, he was a great human being. We are so sorry that he is gone. We are all poorer for his passing.

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    Annie Kaplan says

    Ellen and family
    The photograph you chose to share, says it all. The gentleness, the humor,
    the kindness, the whole person. As the trauma of his long illness fades,
    you have a lifetime of stories to telling retell. Bobby is sending a letter;
    his specialty. So glad we reconnected a bit in the past few years.

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