- 53 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 1, 1960
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Feb 1, 2014
- Place of passing:
West Virginia, United States
|Let the memory of Bill be with us forever|
"Shared some great stories crusin the Potomac and Chesapeake .Made some good ones too.Oh can't forget the Bellatrix . She sailed like a battle ship.Many days, nights ,storms and fishing trips with Bill on my Sea ray. Left Mason Neck at dusk to go to the Quinette reunion . Bill was the bow watch and he took position in the dark when we were nearing the fish traps . They stand 8 ft over the water. Of course we raninto them at about 5 knots slow enough not to cause a problem but unexpected to the point Bill thought he was being eaten by a sea monster.The expression of horror on Bills face while watching this unfold from the fly bridge will last forever. Than we laughed like a bunch of silly girls. ... miss you bud"
"It hard to imagine it has already been a year since Bill's passing. There is hardly a day that goes by without thinking of him. Bill was such a good friend to me and my family and will always be close to us in our thoughts. I always think of the many times we spent out at the property in West Virginia, his home in Annapolis, our times in northern Va when he lived in Mason Neck and our adventures overseas in the South Pacific. I originally met Bill during our college years at JMU and reconnected with him in Mason Neck. We became very close friends and Bill was always considered as a member of the Westhoff family. He is sorely missed by all of us. God Bless you Bill. See you again in the next life."
"Bill was a great friend and will be sadly missed. He and I made a three month trip to the South Pacific back in 1995. We travelled to Fiiji, Tahiti, Roratonga, backpacked both the north and south islands of New Zealand, the whole east coast of Australia before heading to Hawaii and back to mainland USA. It was a once in a lifetime trip for me and I could not have had a better buddy to share this experience.
I also remember when Bill first opened his development company, Eagle Bay Properties. My family and I purchased one of the first lots he had available in West Virginia. We built a log home on the property and Bill and I spent many a weekend with family and friends there. I consider him one of my dearest and closest friends and will miss him greatly.
Until we meet again, may God bless and comfort you."
"February 08, 2014
Condolences to the entire Adams clan and to Bill's many friends who also feel the loss deeply, as I do. A few years ago Bill asked if he could accompany me on my upcoming business trip to Thailand as he had never been to that part of the world. I departed a few weeks before Bill, but picked him up at the airport when he arrived in Bangkok. "Damn, I never thought I'd be this happy to see YOU" he said with a smile from ear to ear. "This place sure is a long way from Maryland". After about 30 hours of flights and airport layovers, he was totally exhausted. For the next two weeks we visited the major tourist sites in Bangkok. I also took him to meet a few of my business associates at the exclusive Royal Bangkok Sports Club (headed by the King), which I joined years ago while stationed in Thailand in the mid-1960s. We then headed North to the mountains of Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong and Chiang Mai. We visited the long deserted opium growing areas of the Golden Triangle and learned about the CIA's training of the hmong hill tribes to fight the Secret War in Laos in the 1960s. We even crossed the border into Myanmar (the old Burma) for a day of browsing. We both felt the oppression of the people there almost immediately and were happy to return to Thailand. Bill loved the mountains of northern Thailand, reminded him a bit of West Virginia. Throughout all of our travels Bill was obviously fascinated by the Thai culture, upbeat and humorous. He wanted to stay longer, but couldn't wait to return to Annapolis for the wedding he had been anticipating during the entire trip. These were very happy times for Bill, and it was a privilege for me to share them with him. My memory of Bill will always be the pleasant, dashingly good-looking, humorous, guy I knew at the Eastport Yacht Club and on our trip together.
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"Creative, respectful & loving. May he rest in peace on an even higher mountaintop."
"Adams, William Rhea, of Annapolis, MD, died Saturday, February 1, at the age of 51. Born at the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, Bill grew up in Arlington, Virginia. He graduated from Yorktown High School and from James Madison University with a degree in Business. Bill was the owner of Eagle Bay Properties, a land development company that he founded and ran successfully for more than 15 years. He loved being his own boss and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia and Maryland for his workplace. He was an accomplished sailor, a deep-sea fisherman, a world traveler, an adventurous cook, an avid reader, and a hilarious storyteller. He was a loyal and generous friend, and a loving son and brother.
Bill is survived by his parents Captain Robert Edgar Adams and Ruth Elizabeth Adams; by his siblings Abigail Elizabeth Adams (husband Christopher Corcoran, daughter Rachel Corcoran Adams, son Aaron Corcoran Adams), Robert Edgar Adams, Jr. (wife Nancy Joseph-Adams, daughters Elise and Carinne Adams), and Katherine Ann Adams (partner Nathan Halverson); and by his many, many friends.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held in Annapolis at the Eastport Yacht Club on June 7, 3-5. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at https://www.cbf.org/donate/gift-in-honor."
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