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Adele Hale

Adele Hale

Social worker and therapist Adele Hale passed away on August 9, 2022, at the age of 96. A service was held August 16 at Emanuel Cemetery, officiated by Cantor Elizabeth Sacks. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

Mrs. Hale was born in New York City on August 22, 1925, to Sadie and Morris Eskind, Jewish immigrants from Belarus. After attending Penn State University and New York University, she graduated in 1945 and married Arnold Feldman. They divorced in 1972.

Mrs. Hale earned her masters in social work at DU and held positions at the CU Medical School, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Mo., and at Queen’s Hospital and Guy’s Hospital in London.

Her family said Mrs. Hale was a pioneer in the treatment of children who were victims of sexual assault and incest, and made many presentations on the subject.

Upon returning to the US from the UK, Mrs. Hale took a position at The Peters Institute in Philadelphia, and married Dr. John Hale; they were married until Dr. Hale’s passing in 2006.

“Adele was an Anglophile and constantly spiced her conversations with Anglicisms which often puzzled listeners,” her family said.

Survivors include son Ethan (Nancy) Feldman, stepson Mark (Kiyomi) Hale and stepdaughter Kim (Holger) Hale; and five grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to The Food Bank of the Rockies.

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