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Former CRCA president passes away

Joseph L. "Joe" Adler, former president of the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) and past president of J.L. Adler Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Joliet, Ill., passed away June 9. He was 87.


A second-generation roofing contractor for the company his father founded in 1926, Adler spent his career continuing the family tradition of professional roofing and sheet metal work in northern Illinois. He served on CRCA's board of directors for 17 years, including as president from 1995-96, and was awarded the association's Clyde Scott Award in 1998. Adler also was a founding member of the Will County Habitat for Humanity, a former board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Joliet and a former board member of the Vilaseca Day Care Center in Joliet. He enjoyed spending time with family and was an avid fan of University of Notre Dame sports teams and the Chicago Cubs.

Adler is survived by his children, Chris, Dan, Jackie, Jay and Teddy; foster children, Joy and Mardo; sister, Mary Beth; brother-in-law, Ward; sisters-in-law, Jackie and Mimi; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jodie; infant daughter, Margaret Mary; son, Michael; and brother, Jack. Donations in Adler's name may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Joliet at; Sacred Heart Parish at 337 S. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60436; or Will County Habitat for Humanity at