Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Jim Beach attended the John Adler Memorial Park at Challenge Grove dedication this weekend in Cherry Hill, where they joined in the tribute to Adler, a native of Haddonfield who served as a councilman in Cherry Hill, a state senator and a U.S. Representative.
“This park is a beautiful tribute to John and I know it would mean a lot to him. John Adler was a remarkable statesman, a dear colleague and a good friend,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “John was a true American success story who overcame obstacles in life and used his success to help others. His commitment to public service and to doing what he believed was right is a testament to the kind of person he was. John was an admirable man who made a remarkable impact in the communities he served, the districts he represented, the State of New Jersey and the country he served with pride. ”
Congressman Donald Norcross, Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, Freeholder Melinda Kane, Freeholder Jeffrey Nash and members of the Adler family attended the dedication. Adler is survived by his wife, Shelley, and his four sons.
“John’s life serves as a shining example to all those who seek to make a difference through public service of the lasting impact you can have on those you represent,” said Senator Beach (D-Burlington/Camden). “He was an immense force in our community and I am grateful to the Camden County Freeholders for memorializing him in this way. As someone who was so deeply committed to improving the lives of those around him it is only fitting, we dedicate this park, which brings joy to so many.”