|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1917|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 2009|
Fort Bend County
The following obituary was written by George's daughter, Mary. It appeared (after their editing) in the Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009 edition of the Houston Chronicle; Houston, TX. Names of living descendants are not shown.
GEORGE EDWIN ADAM died Nov. 1 in Sugar Land, TX, surrounded by his seven children. He was 92.
Born in Nutley, New Jersey, he spent his youth in Westtown township, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, VA and Lehigh University, where he returned for his 70th reunion this year.
He was a chemical engineer. He began his career with the American Potash & Chemical corporation in Trona, California. He returned to Pennsylvania to marry Marie Cotter in November 1941, a week before Pearl Harbor.
He was immediately called to serve as an officer in the Army's 17th Infantry Division. Captain Adam fought in the Pacific for three years and was wounded twice, earning a Purple Heart and Silver Star.
After three years at Hooker chemical corp. in Pennsylvania, Mr. Adam returned to American Potash in California in 1948. In 1958 he was transferred to Mississippi to manage new manufacturing facilities in Hamilton.
He and his family lived in Aberdeen, MS from 1958 to the mid-1970s, where he served on the board building the town's new hospital and was known for his skill on the golf course. He retired in 1982 as the Facility Manager for the chemical plants in Hamilton, then operated by Kerr-McGee.
The Adams moved to columbus, MS where they lived until 1994, when they came to Houston.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Marie in 2006. He is survived by their seven children, fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation at 10 a.m. on Thursday on November 5 with a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Boulevard, Webster, TX 77598. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, donations, Chicago, Illinois 60601, designating the Marie Adam Memorial Fund.
Marie Elizabeth Cotter Adam (1917 - 2006)
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
Maintained by: Bob Webb
Originally Created by: patrick deatherage
Record added: Jul 07, 2011
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