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Adele Shemer

Adele Shemer (Greenspun)

September 12, 1922 - May 20, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 | 3:30pm
    When
    Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 3:30pm
    Location
    Beth El Memorial Park
    Address
    9801 Liberty Road
    Randallstown, MD 21133
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  • Shiva

    Location
    The home of Robert Shemer
    Address
    8306 Burningwood Road
    Baltimore, MD 21208
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    Notes
    Sunday through Tuesday, with services at 7pm each day. The family will be receiving on Sunday following the service, until 8:30pm, and from 2-8:30pm on Monday and Tuesday.

    *The family will accept vaccinated visitors only at the Shiva house.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for:
Beth El Congregation

8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208

Obituary

Adele Shemer (nee Greenspun), 98, of Baltimore, MD passed away on Thursday, May 20th, 2021. She is survived by her son, Robert (Shelley) Shemer; grandchildren, Lyle (Eva) Shemer and Brooke (Ethan) Zweig; great grandchildren, Dane Shemer, Dylan Shemer, Asher Zweig and Piper Zweig. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Shemer; siblings, Morris Greenspun, Sonia Chatzky, Benjamin Greenspun and William Greenspun; and parents, Ida and Zelig Greenspun.

Services at Beth El Memorial Park 9801 Liberty Road Randallstown, MD 21133, on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 3:30 pm. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. The family will be in mourning at 8306 Burningwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21208. The family will accept vaccinated visitors only.
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Margie and Amir Krell

Posted at 04:23pm
Dear Bobby, Shelley, and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother. May her memory be a blessing.
SS

Sheila and Carl Smelkinson

Posted at 11:45pm
Dear Bobby. Shelly and Family,
So sorry to find out today about your Mom passing last week. Sending our love and
heartfelt condolences to you all. Adele was a beautiful person inside and out. The wonderful
times we spent with Lou and Adele will always remain in our hearts. Wow did she love to
dance with your Dad at the Summit CC and the wonderful sedars we had with your family
and Isadore and Florence. May her memories be for a blessing. Rest in peace dear Adele.

NL

Nancy &Michael Levine

Posted at 12:42pm
Dear Bobby, Shelley and Family ,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother and Grandmother . May her memory be for a blessing and bring you comfort in this difficult time.
LS

Lyle Shemer

Posted at 12:45pm
"To my dear, old Bubbie," I'd write.

It's how I'd address her on Birthday and Mother's Day cards.

The "dear" part was forged over four decades of love and care she'd given me.

Love and care that would animate through the Saturday night meals she'd cook when she and my Zadie were on babysitting detail.

She originated the "Lyle Burger" in my honor -- her version of a hamburger served on a Lender's bagel with American cheese and French's mustard.

Her roasted potatoes were legendary and very likely sowed the seeds of a life-long carb addiction.

And I'd be remiss not to mention her sweet and sour meat-rolled-in-cabbage, which somehow escaped the stigma of being thought of as the comfort food of another time, place, and culture.

Hundreds of Saturday nights were spent in her company, eating these delights that now seem to me like such effortless expressions of love.

But the meals themselves were actually the second of a three act Saturday evening.

Act one usually began with a late afternoon trip to Kiddy City, where Bubbie would bring me to buy the latest GI Joe action figure. She seemed to get as big a kick out of spoiling me with toys I didn't deserve as I did receiving them.

I remember once even leaving the store with a drum kit.

Her generosity was boundless. And even in later years, she'd still send me checks that I'd use to help fund a dinner out, camp tuition, or a 529k contribution.

But the Saturday night hi-jinx of my memories would continue even after dinner, when we would return to my home for bathing and bedtime.

"I love you / Yes I do/ It's a sin / To tell / A lie," she'd sing to me in the bath.

Whether she was invoking Fats Waller, The Ink Spots, or Billie Holiday, I'll never know. But that simple melody and naive lyric seemed to throw into stark relief a world-view that, even now, feels so pure, unambiguous, and refreshingly free of irony that it transcends time.

Of course, in the moment, I was dreading what would come next—Bubbie draping the washcloth over her fingers to then clean out my nostrils. But if you knew Bubbie, you'd know what a recurring theme cleanliness was.
"Did you wash your hands?"

"Go wash your hands."

"You're not eating until you wash your hands."

I'm grateful not only for the hygiene lessons she passed along to me, but for teaching me the importance of having a good time.

Cutting a rug with my Zadie; goofing around with my sister and I (and later with her great grandchildren); and playing Mah Jong were among some of Bubbie's favorite activities that she pursued relentlessly.

When it came to healthy eating, she never let the advice of my father (or any of her doctors) get in the way of her enjoying a hotdog or a corned beef sandwich or a bowl of ice cream.

And it should come as no surprise that Scotch on the rocks was one of her favorite drinks.

I can still see her stunning, light green eyes light up with delight and hear her infectious laugh in my mind's ears when I think about her finding something funny—which seemed to happen more frequently with her than with most people.

I have no doubt that such free and fulfilling laughter was as much a reason for her longevity as anything else.

And it happens to be what I'll miss the most.
BB

Barbara & Herschel Budlow

Posted at 08:19am
Dear Bobby, Shelly and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother. May all the fold memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Look back on all the wonderful memories you were able to have, smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away. Our hears and prayers go out to you and your family.
NE

Natalie Paymer Ellis

Posted at 07:48am
Bobby and family: So very sorry to learn of the death of your Mom.
TK

Terry and Stephen Katz

Posted at 07:27am
Dear Bobby, Shelley and family,
Sending sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother.
May her memory be a blessing to all of you.
M

Michele and Eric Weisbrot

Posted at 11:52am
Dear Bobby, Shelley and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sending you our deepest condolences. May her memory always be for a blessing.
BN

Betsy and Lou Narrow

Posted at 10:54am
Dear Bobby and Shelley and family, our deepest Condolences on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She appear5ed to live a long and loved life. May you only have those beautiful memories to carry you through this difficult time.
MS

Marsha Sindler

Posted at 10:07am
sorry to hear about your mother and mother in law. my thoughts are with you
GS

Gary Seidman

Posted at 08:57am
Dear Bob and Family,
We are so sorry to hear the loss of you beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother, Adele. We send our condolences to your whole family.
Gary Seidman and Family
BF

Bob Falck

Posted at 06:49am
Sorry for your loss.
S

Shelley & Neil Napora

Posted at 11:03pm
Neil & I are saddened to hear that Aunt Adele has passed away. Adele was a wonderful person who will be missed by all.
We love ❤️ you
Neil & Shelley
MF

Marcia Friedlander

Posted at 09:41pm
Dear Bobby and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother and Grandmother. May your happy memories help you through this sad time and bring you sweet smiles in the future. and may Adele Shemer forever Rest In Peace.
LB

Leslie Zilber Blatt

Posted at 08:14pm
Dear Bobby and Family,
So very sorry on the loss of your wonderful Mother, Adele. I have so many great memories of being next door neighbors. Your Mom was a dear lady and always welcomed us into the house and the backyard. I hope the good memories are a comfort to all of you during this time.
Love,
Leslie
S

SHELDON AND RITA SHEMER

Posted at 03:52pm
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LS

Linda and David Silverberg

Posted at 09:44am
Dear Bobby, Shelley and Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for the loss of your mother, Adele. May warm and beautiful memories surround you and bring you comfort at this difficult time.
KF

Karen and Rich Feldman

Posted at 08:59am
Dear Shelley, Bobby, and Family,
We send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Hoping all your wonderful memories will bring you strength and comfort.
PC

Phyllis and Jeff Cramer

Posted at 08:39am
We were so sorry to hear about your mother, may all you memories be a blessing to you
RP

Rich Pototsky

Posted at 08:25am
Bobby and family, I am very sorry for your loss.
RA

Raymond Abrams

Posted at 08:25am
Lots of good memories from the Setonhurst Road days. So sorry to learn of your great loss.
MP

Mindy Cavalier Per

Posted at 08:16am
Bobby and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
GM

Gary and Deborah Markow

Posted at 07:23am
Bobby and family so very sorry on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother,great grandmother . Bobby you were such a devoted son to your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
B

Brenda Mandel & Lou Frock

Posted at 11:18pm
Dear Bobby and Shelley,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. May it help in some small way to know that others share your loss with love and understanding. Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to help you smile again.
With love,
Brenda Mandel and Lou Frock
A

Ann Robinson

Posted at 11:17pm
Bobby
Sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom live a long life. Cherish the good memories you have had with her.
Ann and Ira Robinson
TM

Terry and Shelley Mandelberg

Posted at 10:18pm
Dear Bobby, Shelley, and family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Beloved Mother and Grandmother. We hope your many wonderful memories will bring you strength during this difficult time and always.
CK

Carol and Robert Keehn

Posted at 09:04pm
Robert and I extend our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. May her memory be a blessing.
IB

Ira & Saralee Bernstein

Posted at 05:58pm
Dear Bobby, Shelly and family,
We were saddened to hear about your loss. It is never easy easy losing a loved one. May the memories you hold dear help you through this difficult time. May her name be for a blessing
DK

David and Jo Ann Klein

Posted at 05:18pm
Bobby and Family,

We are sorry for your loss. May the beautiful memories shared with your mom and grandmother ease your broken hearts in the days ahead.
RS

Ruthye Steinberg

Posted at 04:34pm
Bobby & Shelley
My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. My her memory always be for a blessing.
CS

Charlene Schimberg

Posted at 03:42pm
Bobby & Shelley & Family
My deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother & great-grandmother. May her memory be a blessing to all of you.
NH

Norma and George Hecker

Posted at 03:35pm

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother, mother in law, and grandmother. May your sweet memories sustain you at this sad time, and may her memory always be for a blessing.
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