LIBERTY, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Michael A. Adler, affectionately known as “Whitey”, age 64 of Liberty Township, passed away at home on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Michael was born August 11, 1958 in Warren, Ohio a son of Philip J. and Phyllis G. Griffith Adler.

 He was a 1976 graduate of Liberty High School.

Whitey was a talented athlete and played third base (the hot corner) for the Leopards baseball team.

He later graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Michael worked for the Liberty Township Road Department and was a member of Teamsters 377.  

He also was a member of Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard. 

He played softball for many years and bowled at Bell Wick Bowl. He coached baseball and softball for many years for the Liberty Township Baseball Association. He enjoyed his trips to Texas, Arizona, Nashville, Put-in-Bay and Geneva-on the-Lake. He was a die-hard New York Yankee and Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He enjoyed gardening, going to auctions and sunny days at the pool. His greatest joy was his children and spending time with family. 

Michael will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family: his children, Michael C. Adler and Christopher M. Adler, both of San Antonio, Texas and Alexandra K. Adler of Niles, Ohio and his cat, Ju Ju Smith-Schuster (“Miss Woo”). He also leaves his siblings, Kim A. Adler of Gilbert, Arizona, Judge Jeffrey D. (Tina) Adler of Hubbard and Michelle R. Adler of San Antonio, Texas; nephews and nieces, Emily Shaffer, Jared Adler, Jacquelyn Adler and Riley Switter; great-nephew, Myles Moon; uncle and aunt, David and Diane Adler; aunts, Sharon Cella, Theresa Adler, Betty Sue Adler and Joanne Griffith and many beloved cousins.

Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncles, Larry Adler, Fritz Adler, Dan Cella, Jim Griffith and Clarence Kerr and aunts, Corrine Sexton and Lois Kastrup.

A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, the family will receive friends and relatives from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at The Refuge, 1155 Churchill Hubbard Road in Liberty.

Michael will be laid to rest at Churchill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, P.O. Box 66, Vienna, OH  44473.

 Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.  Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at to share memories and condolences.

A television tribute will air Monday, April 24 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.