Hans Adler, 93, enjoyed a career with United States Atomic Energy Commission

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Hans Adler
Hans Adler

Hans Adler, 93, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Hans was a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Cepheus (AKA-18). Hans later earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University and pursued a decades-long career at the United States Atomic Energy Commission. He served as chairman for various International Atomic Energy Agency working groups and authored and co-authored multiple books, papers and technical articles.

In later life, he was a member of the North Bethesda Camera Club, where he won multiple competitions and awards including black and white print photographer of the year. In his final years, he rekindled his interest in gems and minerals and was a member and contributor to the Tidewater Gem and Mineral Society.

Hans was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary E. Adler, who passed away in April 2010; and grandson, Izack Adler.

Hans is survived by his three sons, Robert Adler of Virginia Beach, John Adler of Houghton, Mich., and James Adler of Vero Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Jeanne Ozenne of Hermosa Beach and Ellen Query of Yelm, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Christine Upton, Kenneth Twitty, Jericho, Maris, James, Jean and Michael Adler and Christopher Ozenne; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Loralei and Bo Upton and Amber Lyles.

His family will host a memorial service at 4 p.m . Saturday, Feb. 18, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Private interment will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tidewater Gem and Mineral Society (TGMS) in his name and mailed to P.O. Box 61021, Virginia Beach, VA 23466-1021.

Online condolences may be made at www.hdoliver.com.