Robert John Adams

Robert John Adams

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 29 May 2013 (aged 73)
Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 111632558 · View Source
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Robert John Adams, 73, of Cambridge Springs, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Cambridge Springs Rehabilitation Center where he resided for the past month. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on November 27, 1939, the son of the late Harry and Frances (Dabelle) Adams. After graduating from Bishop Timon High School in Buffalo, Bob proudly served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He earned his bachelor's degree from Canisius College and his Ph.D. in finance and economics from Penn State University. He ran a successful business, Playtime, in Buffalo and worked at Bethlehem Steel before embarking on a career in teaching. A gifted educator, Bob taught at Canisius College and in the New York State Prison System. Bob retired as a full professor from Edinboro University where he taught in the School of Business for 23 years. He also served as an expert witness, presenting financial testimony before grand juries in New York State. Bob volunteered as an ice hockey coach in Amherst, N.Y. for 20 years, influencing and mentoring hundreds of children. Bob was an avid golfer, serving as past president of the Thursday night league at the Riverside Golf Course. He was a model train enthusiast, Civil War buff, and Broadway musicals aficionado. He enjoyed the outdoors and mowing his four-acre lawn. Bob's amiable manner, keen intelligence, and sharp wit made him a treasured companion, relative, and friend. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Gnagi Adams; three daughters, Michelle (Sean) Cunningham of Fla., Ann Marie (Tim) Barry of N.Y., Bridget (Jeff) Sobers of S.C.; five sons, Michael (Cher) Adams of N.C., James (Jennifer) Adams, of N.J., Dr. Christopher (Meredith) Adams of Fla., Michael (Robin) Billings of Cambridge Springs, and David (Carol) Billings of N.J.; two sisters, Cindy (Jim) Lockwood of Tenn. and Mary Wolski of N.Y.; a brother, Andrew (Debbie) Adams of N.Y.; 22 grandchildren, Eric, Kyle and Ryan Cunningham, Ashley, Michael, Maddy, Sarah, Katherine, Daniel, Caroline, Joseph, Jacob, and Joshua Adams, Abigail Barry, Cassie, Doug, Dylan Sobers, Kevin Morris, Samantha, Jamie, Timothy and Steven Billings; and a great-granddaughter, Summer Morris; also, many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Gail Adams. Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A parish prayer service will be held there on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 165 Beach Avenue, Cambridge Springs, at 10 a.m. Monday with Fr. David L. Poulson officiating. Burial will be in Cambridge Springs Upper Cemetery, with full military honors.


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  • Created by: Betty
  • Added: 1 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111632558
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert John Adams (27 Nov 1939–29 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111632558, citing Cambridge Upper Cemetery (Yankee Hill), Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Betty (contributor 47037408) .