Herb
Herbert H Adams
  • 91 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 12, 1923
  • Place of birth:
    Waterville, Maine, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 4, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephen Grellet
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Herbert Adams, 91, born on October 12, 1923 and passed away on October 4, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Paulette Adams on 12th October 2016

"Remembering you on your 93rd Birthday Dad... Mearl, Paulette, and Matt"

This tribute was added by Paulette Adams on 4th October 2016

"It's been 1 year since your passing and we think about you often.Even thou you are not here, you will always be near...Love and miss you...

Mearl,Paulette, and Grandson Matt....."

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 22, 2015
A great scoutmaster! I was in Troop 54 in the late 1950s and early 1960's with Herb Adams as scoutmaster and the late Roger Hunt as Asst. Scoutmaster. They took the scouts on every Camporee, Treasure Valley in the summer, winter camping in Winchendon, self-initiated trips and at least one canoe trip. We hiked up Mt. Washington and camped on a Ft. Ticonderoga field. Herb Adams was an exceptional, and yet humble man. I'm so glad I stopped in to see him and Beverly in the late 1980s when I was in Worcester. He will be missed. My sincere sympathy to Beverly and the family.
~
Glenn Merritt,
Vienna, Virginia"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 10, 2015
He was a great man. One of a kind. Worcester has lost a true hero.
~
Marshall Horwitz,
Holden, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 10, 2015
Palm Coast, FL. So very sorry to read of your Father's death on the
internet--we could see your smile in his face. No matter how long we have a loved one with us, it is never long enough.

Ralph & Jean Nichols"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 10, 2015
I am one of Herb Adams scouts during the 1960's. Along with Herb, Roger Hunt and Richard Sears made Troop 54 one of the most active and greatest troops in the Mohegan Council. Memories and lessons learned are never far away. Thank you Herb!
~
Robert Olson,
Rutland, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 09, 2015
Worcester has lost another member of our "Greatest Generation" and one the will surely be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know, or know of him...Please RIP now Herb, your journey has been completed and we all know " a job well done". Thanks for all your service, both in wartime as well as in peaceful times...We have lost one of our elite, and personal hero to many, he will be missed....Semper Fi....tiv"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 09, 2015
Remember, "Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves lives a memory no one can steal." It is good to know that death is not the end. The creator's promise, our loved ones will have the opportunity to live again, on an earth restored to paradise. "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it." (Psalms 37:29) we look forward to seeing our love ones again in paradise, life without end. Draw close to our loving creator and his son Jesus Christ in prayer, and "he himself will sustain you." Psalms 55: 22 Hearts go out to the family in this time of sorrow.
~
Johnnie Mae"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 09, 2015
Herb was a true gentleman. He had an extraordinary record of accomplishments, and a good nature, warmth, and vitality which made him a friend to those of us privileged to know him. In recent years, he was particularly generous with his time and support for the Worcester Public Schools' JROTC program, and his enthusiasm for JROTC was a key factor in making its programs so successful. He was truly a role model, for the JROTC cadets, of a life well lived - for this family, his friends, his country, and his community.
~
Brian O'Connell,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 09, 2015
What a great all around guy and leader of the greatest generation! He single handedly remodeled and landscaped the War Memorial in front of Strand's Ski Shop back in 2007! Our family is forever thankful for Herb adding my Dad's name to that neighborhood memorial. Will miss Herb at the JROTC Awards nights too! A country; city and neighborhood is ever indebted to your fine service Patriot!
Your Friend; Al
~
Allan Van Wert,
Leominster, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 09, 2015
Beverly and family, I just got back from Virginia and heard of Herb's passing. This is such a great loss, my husband and I love Herb, he will be missed so much, my condolences to the Adam's family.....Herb, say Hi to Fran
for me I love you both, you're my hero!!

Love, Carol Elliott"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 08, 2015
Herb,
You will be missed by so many people, especially me. All of your fellow brothers in the LTG Gavin Association of the 82nd Airborne Association will also miss you dearly. Thanks for taking care of Worcester's Memorial Parks so diligently and for doing so much for young boys through your participation in the BSA program.You are my hero.
~
Joe Girard,
E. Kingston, New Hampshire"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 08, 2015
So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. He was a great guy, a real hero. I will always remember his help with my Son Tom's Eagle Project, which is still in place.
~
Charles Innis,
Paxton, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 08, 2015
I have known Mr. Adams since I was in his scout troop 45 years ago and saw him only 2 weeks before his passing at the Troop 54 100th anniversary reunion. Many memories of his life lessons will stay with me; some of my best adventures were with Mr. Adams. If there is any litter in heaven, he will make sure it is picked up pronto.
~
Michael Saari,
Connecticut"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy com

October 07, 2015
To all of the Adams family from all of the Melville family...please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time. We are thinking of you and feeling your sadness, as we recently lost our mom, Charlotte, also veteran of WWII. They were truly part of a great generation and we are all at a loss without them.
~
Ann Melville,
Rangoon, Burma"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
Herb is one of the best veteran and citizen in the city of Worcester. I used to see him do his volunteering work cutting the grass, clean up the areas around Morgan Park. All his in his old age in the late 80's. Anyone that ever met him would enjoy him in his conversation. He is the WW II Body Guard of General Eisenhower. He is a great man that will be truly missed. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal.
~
Veteran Peter Leasca, WW II,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
An honest, genuine tell it like it is kind of guy. You wanted to be around him in hopes that "some of it" would rub off on you. Dedicated, caring and giving. What more could someone ask for in a husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather or friend. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten
~
joe woodward,
Holden, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
As as associate member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, I met Herb many years ago at the luncheon meetings. I was the lucky recipient of one of Herbs fine and beautifully created mug stands. Herb was generous in giving away his talented woodworking creations for our raffles. Mostly though, I will be forever grateful to Herb for his service to our country during WWII especially his time fighting in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. Herb was a true patriot. Rest in Peace dear soldier.
~
Kathy Israelian-Fleming,
Rochdale, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
So sorry to hear this sad news! I always loved his philosophy of doing a good turn daily and he lived this! He was a true hero in every sense! He has earned his place in heaven. Love and hugs to Beverly, Mearl, Mark and all the grandchildren! He will be missed. Susan and Louis Alfield Mondor, Steve and Mary Alfield, Alan and Gunnie Alfield
~
Susan Mondor,
Gansevoort, New York"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
I remember Herb from when he came into the Assessing Dept.
He had a quick smile for us and I loved talking to him about life and the military. My deepest sympathy
~
Pat Johnson,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
Herb is the absolute finest example of a decent, humble, great-hearted, kind, generous, selfless, and compassionate person that you could ever hope to meet. I was fortunate and blessed to be his friend. He will forever be a role model for me as to how I should strive to live my life and how I should treat everyone at all times with respect and kindness. You will be missed dearly and will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
~
Michael OBrien,
Worcester/ Southborough, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
Rest in Peace Herb. You represent so well the gallantry and unselfish big hearts of thousands of American soldiers who played a crucial big role in liberating our country in1945.

On behalf of a grateful nation,

Hans Gieskes
Honorary Consul for The Kingdom of the Netherlands
~
Hans Gieskes,
DEDHAM, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
He will be missed by so many.A good friend and mentor my whole life,fine example of a great American.
~
Thaddeus Jones,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
Mark and Kyle,

Another one of our heroes from "The Greatest Generation" is with God. They were a special breed of patriots who were selfless and brave. Our world needs more like them. So sorry for the loss of your hero.

Mike and Marty Fenton
~
Marty Fenton,
Somersworth, New Hampshire"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
My husband, Wesley Peterson, enjoyed being involved in many scout activities with Herb for many years. We send our deepest sympathy to the Adams family. May his memory be eternal.

Wesley and Elaine Peterson"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015

Thank you for serving our country. May your family find comfort in their faith and may you Rest in Peace.
~
Dr.Timothy Hoffman,
Spencer, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
Condolences from the Bourgault family to the Adams family. Scout leader Woodbadge would not be what it is today without Herbs involvement in its development. Remembering a very principled and giving man.
~
Robert Bourgault,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
Sincerest condolences to the Adams family. May you find comfort in knowing God is there to heal your broken heart. (Ps. 147:3)

Unsigned"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
With deepest sympathy to the Adams family!
Denise McKenney aka Magic Years Preschool Day Care Unitarian Church Worcester May you rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 07, 2015
To Beverly and family
It has been such an honor knowing Herb since 1979 when I transferred to Troop 54, from Troop 59 in Lake View area of Worcester. Herb was one of top 3 most influential men in my life for character development... he was next to my dad, along with Don Harris and Mr Richard Sears...all great volunteers and leaders of Troop 54. Herb: a man who helped many boys grow in the Scouting program and develop their full potential. Dedicated to his country community, friends and family. God Bless you and thanks for all you have done for me.
~
Jim Cleary,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 06, 2015
It was an honor to have known you Herb. Rest in peace.

Unsigned"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 06, 2015
Sadly our city has lost a local legend of the (Greatest Generation). Heartfelt condolences go out to all of Herb's family on your loss. And a loss for the entire city of Worcester.
~
Paul & Martha Gunnerson,
Worcester, Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 06, 2015
Herb RIP Brother we will meet again in Paratrooper Heaven. To the Adams Family our prayers go out to you all
AATW Always
~
Leo Agnew,
Massachusetts"

This tribute was added by Kyle Adams on 2nd November 2015

"From legacy.com

October 06, 2015
Mrs. Adams, Mearl, Mark, and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. Herb was quite a guy. I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Herb.
Sincerely, Chip Brown
~
Chip Brown,
Boylston, Massachusetts"


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