Marvin B. Adelson

Marvin B. Adelson

ADELSON: Marvin B. Adelson, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, peacefully at home. Beloved husband for 62 years of Arleen Adelson; loving father of Lori (Seth) Derman of Phoenix, Arizona, Suzanne (Eric) Platt and Andrew (Mary) Adelson, all of Pittsburgh. Brother of Irwin “Eddie” Adelson of Pittsburgh. Proud grandfather of Stuart (Amy Rovner) Derman, Sarah (fiancé Ben Jones) Derman, Carlie Platt, Jeremy Platt and Claire Adelson. Marvin earned his degree in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1957 where he played clarinet in the Pitt Marching Band. He worked as a pharmacist for 20 years and then continued to serve community pharmacies when he became the proud business owner of Universal Charge Accounts in 1977, where he served as president until his death. Innovative and with a keen appreciation for technology, Marvin was solely responsible for bringing his business into the computer age. An accomplished leader, Marvin served Temple Sinai as a past president and enjoyed studying Torah and Talmud. He generously shared his knowledge and talents both in his business and his life at Temple Sinai. A lifelong learner, Marvin played chess well into his later years. He was an avid tennis and squash player and was a devoted fan of jazz and all types of music. Marvin’s greatest joy in life was his family. Graveside service and interment will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Temple Sinai (templesinaipgh.org/donation). Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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