- 74 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 21, 1939
- Date of passing: May 27, 2014
|Love and memories last forever...|
Barry Edward Adams
November 21, 1939 – May 27, 2014
Barry Edward Adams (74) of Whiting passed away on May 27, 2014 after a short hospital stay. He was born in Trenton (Mercerville) on Nov. 21, 1939, the son of John Edward and Mabel Redman Adams.
He is survived by a son and two daughters: Brian and Michele Adams of Toms River, Kristina and Fred Peiffer of Raleigh, N.C., and Lynea Adams of Phoenix. There are six grandchildren: Jonathan, Ashley and Abigail Adams and Vincent, Olivia and Cassandra Casbarro.
Also surviving are a sister, Barbara Lee Paulin of Daphne, AL., and a brother, William Adams, of Midland TX. as well as two nephews, Christopher Rupell and Jason Adams, and four nieces: Lisa MacKenzie. Shannon Teichmann, Emily Brown and Bianca Jackman.
Barry married Lorraine Johnsen on Oct. 31, 1964, and after 47 years of marriage she passed away in 2012. Barry and Lorraine lived in Mercerville, NJ from 1964 till their retirement in the late 90”s. During those years while raising a family there were frequent trips to the Jersey Shore, including boating, fishing, and camping.
Barry's main career was with the U.S, Postal Service for three decades, mostly at their facility in Hightstown. However, he had many skills, both for extra income and for helping family, friends and neighbors. At various times he fixed automobiles, painted houses, built boats, had a mobile locksmith business, raised an abundance of vegetables as a master composter, took scenic photographs, and gave talks on the history of the Jersey Shore and the Pinelands.
After his graduation from Hamilton High in 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. His love of the ocean and his hobbies of boating, fishing and drinking coffee never waned.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 31 at Whiting Assembly of God, 83 Lacy Rd. Whiting, NJ 08759, telephone 732-350-4000. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church in his honor.
"I miss you very much Uncle Barry, and now mom has joined you, I hope you and Ralph and all your other loved ones on your side of the rainbow bridge are living it up. Love always, Shannon."
"Uncle Barry, you were always so kind to me, made me feel welcome in the family, and had such a great sense of humor. I'll always cherish the times we had together and wish we had more. I'll never forget and I love you always."
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