Sol Adler, fired head of 92nd St. Y, hangs himself

Sol Adler, the longtime executive director of New York’s 92nd Street Y who was fired after revelations that he had a long-term affair with his assistant, hanged himself.

Adler’s body was discovered by his wife in their Brooklyn home last Friday, the New York Post reported May 11.

His suspected suicide came two weeks after the 92nd Street Y announced that it had hired Henry Timms, the Y’s deputy executive director, to succeed Adler. Timms had served as interim director since Adler’s firing last July.

Adler was executive director of the Y since 1988; he had begun working there in 1978.

He reportedly had an extramarital affair with Catherine Marto, the Manhattan Jewish cultural center’s liaison for board and donor relations. — jta