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Paul S. Adams, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1928
Death: Jan. 8, 2010


Paul S. Adams Jr.

Age 81 of Newark, DE, passed away January 8, 2010, in the loving arms of his wife of nearly 60 years, Carolyn (Davis) and surrounded by his family. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Paul was born April 3, 1928 in Philadelphia PA, son of the late Paul S. and Margaret (Carey) Adams. After graduating from Glassboro HS (NJ) where he was an Eagle Scout, he graduated from Catholic University of America in 1953. He later earned a Master of Business Degree from Wilmington College. Paul served his country as a Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He worked for the DuPont Co., primarily at the Louviers site, as an architectural and civil engineer for 40 years designing buildings globally. He retired as a Principal Consultant in 1991. Paul served the Diocese of Wilmington for over 50 years. He was chairman of the Diocesan Building Committee for many years and proudly served during the "Bringing the Vision to Life" campaign. He was a founding member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and oversaw the building of the parish Formation Center. He was a Eucharistic Minister (also to the sick), Trustee and member of Pastoral Council and several other parish ministries. In 2005, Paul received the Benemerenti Papal Medal of Honor from Bishop Michael Salterelli. This medal is conferred on those who have exhibited long and exceptional service to the Catholic Church, their families and community. Paul worked for many volunteer organizations such as "Meals on Wheels", "HOSTS", Literacy Volunteers of America and in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton mentoring program at a local High School. He was honored to have been a President and the Newsletter Editor for the USS Ashland Association. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and yearly surf fishing trips with his sons in Cape Hatteras, NC. He was an avid Eagles, Phillies and Blue Rocks fan.

In addition to his adoring wife Carolyn, Paul is survived by 9 children, Karen Valentine (Jack), Kathleen Gill (Larry), Paul Kim (Josie), Kyle (Diane), Keith, all of Newark DE, Kelli Sellers (Ed) of Mt. Olive AL, Kerry of Ocean City NJ, Katrina Gilardi (Mike) of Hockessin DE and Kecia McEntee (Bob) of Gulph Mills PA; brothers Jack Adams (Newark, DE) and Richard Adams (Florida). He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren as well.

Visitation will begin at 9 am, on Wednesday, January 13, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear DE 19701 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Internment will immediately follow at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory can be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.



[published 01/10/2010]

Family links: 
  Carolyn Davis Adams (1931 - 2013)*
  Paul Kim Adams (1954 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
All Saints Cemetery
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Created by: Richard Wright
Record added: Jan 10, 2010
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Paul S. Adams, Jr
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