Leo Ades, 93


Leo Ades, 93, of Seaford, passed away July 3, 2007, after a brief illness. Excelling as an athlete, he received a basketball scholarship to the University of Alabama. He was drafted by the U.S. Army during World War II and trained as a foreign interpreter.

Residing in Millsboro for many years, he led a colorful life. He was in the automobile business for many years, owning dealerships in Georgetown and in Easton, Md. Ades worked for the State of Delaware as a budget analyst in Dover, and later as business manager at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. He retired from state service in 1984. He was known for his quick wit, was an avid reader and prided himself on staying current with financial matters and world events. He remained very active until becoming ill four months prior to his death.

Ades was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida Ades; brother, Bob Ades; and sister, Jeanette Perler. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Aline Ades; devoted daughters, Edwina Ades of Easton, Md., and Sandra A. Grantham of Seaford; sister, Helen Gorden of Warwick, R.I.; five grandchildren, Tanya Rak of Montvale, N.J., Mark Mayer of Baltimore, Md., Lisa Poras of Boston, Mass., Michael Harris of Wilmington, and David Harris of Kennett Square, Pa.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday, July 8, 2007, with interment being private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.