Alan A. Ades
A true patriarch of his family, Alan A. Ades, 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Dedham, MA, on February 22nd, surrounded by his loving children. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth z”l of 68 years. He is survived by his children Stephen, Philip (Ellen), Andrea Ades Woolner (Steven), and Sara Ades Goodwin, his brother Richard (Elaine), his sister Sherri Ades Falchuk (Kenneth), his brother-in-law Alan Flink and his sister-in-law Rebecca, his 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother Harvey z”l and his sister-in-law Renee z”l.
Alan was a graduate of Yale and Harvard Business School. He served in the US Coast Guard as a Lieutenant during the Korean War before joining his family’s manufacturing business. In his younger years, he enjoyed, golf, tennis, and skiing. He loved his family and watching it grow over the years and treasured their frequent visits. He taught them to work hard, live life to its fullest, and always give back to the community.
His love for Israel and Jewish communities in need throughout the world led to more than 50 trips abroad over the years with his beloved Ruth.
He was actively involved with many Jewish organizations both locally and nationally, including President of New Bedford’s JCC, Tifereth Israel Synagogue and The Jewish Federations of New Bedford and Sarasota, FL. It was Alan’s greatest honor to serve as International President of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and he was actively involved on the Board of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). His love for Israel and Jewish communities in need throughout the world led to more than 50 trips abroad over the years with his beloved Ruth.
The funeral service was held on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Temple Israel of Sharon, 125 Pond Street. Interment followed at Sharon Memorial Park.
Donations in Alan’s memory may be made to Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA 02459, Hebrew Senior Life, Attn: Development Office, 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02130, Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740 or The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 580 McIntosh Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232.