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Obituary: James S. Adams

James (Jim) S. Adams of Rye, NH and Jupiter, FL, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Jim was loved dearly by his family and many friends.  

 

Born on May 17, 1926, to Soterios and Helen Adams, Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Jarvis) Adams, sister Mary Yiannacopoulos, sons and their wives Robert and Allyn, Jim and Christine and John and Mary Lou, and their grandchildren Christopher and his wife Dana, Jim, Bill, Michael, Matthew, Kathleen, Lauren, Ryan and Kelly as well as several nieces and nephews.

 

Jim grew up in Springfield, MA, and attended Technical High School where he was class president. He was a WWII veteran and served in the U.S. Navy as a “Sea-Bee” where he was stationed in the Philippines.  He went on to further serve his country as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve.  After leaving the Navy, Jim attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, graduating in 1949 as both president of his fraternity and his senior class.  Jim remained an ardent supporter of his alma mater and in June of 2004 received the Herbert Taylor Award for Distinguished Service.  The award is given to those who have demonstrated an extraordinary personal commitment and exceptional service to WPI and whose leadership efforts have affected positive change on behalf of the university. 

 

Upon graduation from WPI, Jim worked for AT&T in Cincinnati where he also led a Boy Scout program for disabled boys.  After AT&T he worked for Sperry Gyroscope and then joined the General Instrument Corporation in Hicksville in 1968.  At General Instrument, Jim worked in a variety of positions including vice president and then general manager, until his retirement in 1991.

 

Throughout the years, Jim remained active serving the community as president of The American Friends of the Blind in Greece for over 20 years; as a founder and President of the Robert Constant

Memorial Scholarship fund; and with the Masonic Lodge in Glen Cove. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the local Ahepa chapter. 

 

Jim and Dorothy moved to Rye in 1994 and wintered in Jupiter, FL. They enjoyed many happy years together pursuing their passion of traveling around the world and spending very special times with their family and many dear friends. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Friends of the Blind in Greece, c/o Cambridge Trust, One Harbour Place, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 40 Andrew Jarvis Dr., Portsmouth, NH 03801. 


News

Sea Cliff author Margaret Gay Malone is one of 11 authors whose short stories have been selected for publication in the Tuscany Press Anthology in 2015. 

 

The story, Jimmy’s Gift, centers around a boy whose generosity and selflessness put him in danger on a brutally cold and snowy day. Malone says it is based on a true story after reading a blurb in Reader’s Digest a few years ago about a 12-year-old boy who walked through the snow to help deliver food baskets to those in need; and it turned out that his family’s name was also on the list of those in need of help in the community.

Members of the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and their families will be treated to a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 25, an event that has become an annual tradition for local families. 

 

This will be the 14th year that Andrea Correale, the president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, has donated this festive dinner, which in the past has served more 250 adults and children with a full turkey with all the trimmings followed by the always-fun ice cream bar. 

 

I can’t even believe it’s been 14 years,” says Correale. “And so many of the same people come back year after year.”


Sports

The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition. 

The North Shore Women’s Cross Country Team won the Nassau County Class I Championship for the eighth consecutive year. They will be competing in the State Qualifier Competition at Bethpage State Park this month.


Calendar

Annual Shop Glen Cove Showcase - November 19

Native American Feast - November 22-23

NSHS Fall Musical - November 21-22 


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