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John Adams

John David "Jack" Adams

Saturday May 31, 1941 - Monday October 30, 2023
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When you access the Site from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, Company may collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about the user base as a whole. Company will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.

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Where applicable, when you interact with other Users on the Site, you may provide other information about yourself, such as political or topical views, religious affiliation, or marital status. Any information in a public forum is accessible by anyone, including people who are not members of the Site. Please be aware they may share information you give them with other Users you may not know. They may also share the information outside the Site without your prior approval. Company does not have control over the actions of its Users and accepts no responsibility or liability for their actions. Please keep this fact in mind when using the Site, and use care when disclosing Personal Information to other Users of the Site.

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Company will use the information it collects to provide, without limitation, services and features to you and facilitate payment for any Donations between Campaign Organizers and Donors and provide information to Campaign Organizers and Campaign beneficiaries. Company will also use the information to measure and improve the Site, and to provide you with customer support.

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Company may use the information collected to prevent potential illegal activities. Company may also use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse.

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  3. Company provides some public information to search engines. This information allows search engines to locate the Site. It also allows people to locate you on the Site using a major search engine. This does not mean all information you post on the Site may be accessed using a search engine.

  4. There are also times when Company may make certain Personal Information about you available to strategic partners or third parties. These companies may help Company process information, render services to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in products and services, or conduct research or satisfaction surveys. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to use Company's Site and services.

  5. Company may also share Personal Information when it has a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect itself and you from people violating the Terms and Conditions of the Site. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, and courts or other government entities.

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Company may be sold, sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or merge with another business. In such transactions, Personal Information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Company, a line of business of Company, or substantially all the assets of Company are transferred, Personal Information may well be one of the transferred assets. Company will make a reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site, and to notify you via e-mail to the most recent e-mail address that you have provided of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

9. Miscellaneous

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Please share your favorite memory of John to be included in a special keepsake book for the family.
John D. “Jack” Adams, 82, of Pennsburg, passed away peacefully at his home on October 30, 2023, with his beloved wife, Cheryl, and their dog, Obi, by his side. He was cherished and deeply loved by both. Born in Webster, MA, he was a son of the late Stephen John and Virginia Alice (St. Germaine) Adamowicz.

Jack was a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, in New London, CT. After which, he had a long and distinguished career with the Coast Guard, serving as an executive officer and commanding officer on several ships. After obtaining a master's degree in financial management, he concluded his career in the Coast Guard as Chief, Comptroller Division in Mobile, AL, St Louis, MO, and finally Miami, FL where in 1984, he retired as a Commander (0-5).

Following a more than 21-year active-duty career with the Coast Guard, Jack continued to serve his country as a civilian, working for the Navy Exchange Command, the USCG Exchange System and finally, with the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, DC until fully retiring in 2004.

As is the case with a military and civilian career, Jack lived in many different areas. Additionally, after retirement, Jack traveled to such places as London, Paris, Denmark, Alaska, and Costa Rica. He and Cheryl lived and traveled all across the United States while Cheryl was working as a travel nurse. He especially loved to travel in the western United States and Florida. However, through all of his travels and adventures, New England was home. Born in Massachusetts, growing up in Maine and Connecticut, he loved lobster, the Red Sox, and of course, “chowda”. Jack was a New Englander through and through.

Jack loved to read. He always had a book in his hands or nearby. He was especially fond of historical books and has an extensive collection of first additions. He also enjoyed sailing, photography, music and biking.

Jack was an endearing, loving man who brought joy to everyone who knew him. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and a kind word for all. From the moment he met Cheryl, it was evident to everyone around him, he had found his “true north”. Together, they made memories and shared a deep love for each other. He loved family and spending time with his children and siblings.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl (Constanzer), children: Kim (Ken) Koran, of Monee, IL, David Adams, of Frederick, MD, and Kathleen Adams, (Frank Otley), of Arlington, VA; Grandchildren: Kyle, Matt, Conor, and Harper; Siblings: Jane Williams, widow of Earlon, of Nashua, NH, and Peter (Mona) Adams, of Half Moon Bay, CA; a sister-in-law, Leslie Adams, of Coronado, CA; brother-in-law Larry (Mary Ann) Constanzer of South China, ME; several loving and loved nieces and nephews; and his previous wife: Kendra Adams, of Virginia Beach, VA; dear friend Sheril Keeler. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Tom Adams.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 27, 2023, at the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main Street, Pennsburg. Friends may gather from 10-11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Grand View Hospice, Sellersville, PA or the Alzheimer’s Association. offer online condolences, please visit his “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 27th, 2023 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, November 27th, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am
    Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Pennsburg
    163 Main Street
    Pennsburg, PA 18073
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  • Service

    Monday, November 27th, 2023 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 27th, 2023 11:00am
    Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Pennsburg
    163 Main Street
    Pennsburg, PA 18073
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    Rev. Stephanie Anne Thompson
  • Interment

    Arlington National Cemetery
    214 McNair Road
    ARLINGTON, VA 22211
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    May 31, 1941 - October 30, 2023

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Carla and Roger Iverson

Posted at 01:01am
Roger and I met Jack on an MSC cruise we took in 2004 after I retired. My very first cruise. We were seated at our assigned table for 8 for dinner when this handsome white haired man came to sit down with us. He introduced himself and his friend and we were immediately charmed. Six of us at that table that night spent most of the following days together on the excursions off the ship at various stops and then joined up again in the evening. Of the 8 of us sitting there together for that week, 4 of us have remained friends. It didn’t take us very long to know that Jack was a keeper! When our cruise was over we couldn’t just let this new friendship end! That’s when we invited him to join us at our condo rental in South Padre Island the next winter. He did. Then we invited him to come to Minnesota for a visit at our home. He came. That’s when he met Rob and Di, our very close friends. Then the six of us (Jack brought a friend along) decided we would have a blast together on a 10 day Caribbean Cruise on an Oceania cruise line ship. We had an absolutely fabulous trip with much laughter and shenanigans. Then a few months later Jack came to Minnesota to visit again. THIS time, however, all he could talk about was this wonderful woman he had met named Cheryl! We “met” her when he handed his phone around to Rob, Diane, Roger, and me with Cheryl on the other end having to chat with each of us in turn. We got to meet Cheryl in person in 2007 when we and our two dogs stayed with Jack in Connecticut. Of course we attended their wedding in Annapolis. What a beautiful event. And so right. Jack and Cheryl have been two of our favorite people ever since, getting together for any excuse we could think of over the years. Our many adventures together included Minnesota Gopher football games around the country, the last launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery from Cape Canaveral, visiting vineyards on Long Island and in Minnesota, just hanging out at our Minnesota lake place in summer, and even touring around Washington DC. Then one or two years they joined us and several of our family members when we spent time at a house we rented on Santa Rosa Beach in Florida. Another couple of times they visited us in Naples, Florida, when we were staying with our brothers there. Once the four of us took a super trip together to Key West where among other experiences, we got to tour a sister ship of the ship Jack had commanded when in the Coast Guard. What a treat it was to go all around a ship guided by a former commander of an identical ship! When they moved to Viera, Florida, we again joined them for a week of good times. We even stayed at their home when they were living near Cheryl’s job as a traveling nurse in Sarasota! That time they came to visit US in THEIR house for a chunk of our stay. Now THAT is a great friendship! Jack was a wonderful friend to us. He was so genuine, humble, fun, interesting, kind, generous, honest… I could go on and on. The last time they visited us in Minneapolis, he noted and liked a clock hanging in our house whose numbers had seemingly fallen in a heap at the bottom of its face. At the top were the words “whatever...” He thought that was so funny and appropriate for someone who was retired. So I sent him Whatever… clock for HIS home. I hope he smiled when he saw it in their home too. We love you Jack. We were forever blessed for having you in our lives!

Kendra Adams

Posted at 08:48am
I shared 21 years of Jack Adams life. It was an amazing adventure traveling all around the country as he served in the Coast Guard. We were blessed with two wonderful children who have grown into amazing adults who make every day a joy. I am sad for all of the family and friends who knew Jack over his life and hope he knows how much he was loved by all of us.

Patricia Galasso

Posted at 07:21pm
David and Kathleen,
Ross and I wanted to let you know how very sorry we were to hear of your Dad's passing.
I have known your Dad since I was 10 or eleven years old and for many years truly enjoyed spending time with he, your Mom and both of you. As you mentioned in your eulogies he always looked for something that would teach a lesson, and he had a "Dad Joke" sense of humor that most people only wish for. I always felt bad for both of you when you entered into your teen years and your lives so drastically changed. I was happy that he was finally able to come back to you and all of you were able to spend some quality time together. Tragically, shortly after, he started to suffer from memory loss and you lost him again.
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are always here for you.
We love you both!
Love, Aunt Pat and Uncle Ross

David Adams

Posted at 02:53pm
There were certain things you just knew about my Father. He was a great brother, he was a caring
husband, a loving uncle, a generous father-in-law, a kind grandfather, and a good person. He loved
baseball, sailing, classic cars, a good garage sale, and would go out of his way for a meal at a good diner.
He was perhaps the most organized person I know. Everything had a place and he knew exactly where it
was. He kept and filed every owner's manual, read every set of directions, and kept meticulous notes on
every oil change, gas fill-up. and repair done to the cars.

He was great at math; I mean ridiculously good at math. I remember sitting at the dinner table and my
sister and I peppering him with long lists of numbers to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and him being
able to give the answer immediately. Interestingly he could read a paragraph in a book and tell you
exactly how many words were in the paragraph.

Less surprising, he was blessed with a son whose organization skills lie in the two piles on either side of
his desk, who prefers trial and error over reading directions, and who still to this day counts on his
fingers to add and subtract.

He was also funny, or at least he thought so. Dad had a unique sense of humor. In fact, you could say
he was a man ahead of his time or even a trendsetter. He was telling Dad-jokes well before Dad-jokes
were cool. He always had a riddle, a pun, or other funny quip to share. Some were funny, some were
not, and all made you cringe at how ridiculous they were.

As many bad jokes as I heard in my life, I can only remember two jokes he ever told me. One involves
some four-letter language and a not-so-nice hand gesture. If you are interested, come see me after the
service to hear that one. The other was simple, cute, and so Dad.

You all have seen the cartoon Yogi Bear; well did you know that every episode of the show had
mistakes? Yes, in every show there was a Boo Boo. Truly a man before his time.

The Thursday before he died, I visited my Dad. We had a few minutes to sit together just him and me. It
was difficult and sad. At one point I questioned, if there was a God, why he would let someone live the
way my Dad was living. At the same moment, I answered my own question, perhaps it was so I could say
goodbye and so I could share everything I could not share up until now. There is so much I will miss
about my father and even more I wish I had said, and shared with him. I loved him immensely, but I just
wasn’t very good at sharing that with him. I wanted nothing more than to make him proud and people
tell me that he was. I know I have made some mistakes in life, and some interesting decisions. Some
were great, and others ended with less-than-stellar results. Regardless, when I called him, he would
share advice and perspectives that helped. He always had the ability to make my biggest problems not
seem so big or insurmountable. I think in the last few years that is what I missed most, when things
were tough, I couldn’t pick up the phone and call.

While I know we would all be happier if he was here with us, I know he is in a better place. I want him
to know that I love him and I miss him. And finally, I sure hope that there is a heaven, and if there is and
Dad is there, I hope God loves Dad jokes.

Kathleen Adams

Posted at 01:50pm
As a little girl, I believed my father hung the moon. For me, he occupied that rarefied realm typically designated for Heroes and Gods- like Fonzie or Shaun Cassidy. And I wanted to be just like him. My favorite moments from childhood were Saturday mornings when my dad would drive me to violin or soccer practice. He talked to me as a friend- always listening closely, asking questions, and interested in my thoughts. Made me feel important, valued and respected.

My father was, perhaps, the most capable person I have ever known. Exceptionally bright, stalwart, and wise, but also fun and silly with a penchant for bad puns and what would years later become known as “Dad Jokes”.

Perhaps it was his upbringing or maybe it was his time at the Coast Guard Academy, but It was important to him that David and I understood how to be good people in the world- honest and honorable, and hard-working. Much of our childhood centered around “teachable moments” often cloaked the guise of the adventures of the Roly Poly family. For those unfamiliar, the Roly Poly family consisted of Holly, Dolly, Polly, and their dog, Rolly, Roly Poly- a clan of pill bug siblings whose antics and misadventures struck uncanny parallels to those of David and myself. Likewise, there were Monday night bedtime recaps of lessons learned from the yardstick of all Family TV programming: Little House on the Prairie- a show that my Dad watched in reruns all of his life. Those teachable moments doubled down on the importance of: family, honesty, and of being generous in deed and spirit.

It is no secret that our family went through a difficult transition while David and I were teenagers. There were years of strained relationships and discomfort. It was in the aftermath of those difficult times that my father modeled one of life’s most important lessons- the power in being vulnerable-admitting mistakes, asking for forgiveness, and pursuing such with humility, grace, and patience. Not in the hopes of rebuilding what was, but in aspiration of building something equally as meaningful in its place. Ironically, these are also some of the valuable lessons learned by long-suffering fans of the Boston Red Sox.

As we grew older, my father was often most comfortable expressing his love through acts of service- showing up (often with tools) to help problem solve, offer support, and guidance. He wanted me to be equally capable and confident which manifested itself in some unlikely gift choices, like the torque wrench, spark plugs and Chilton manual I received for my 25th birthday. But, I do like to think that in some small way, I have mirrored that example and spirit in my teaching career, guiding young people to find their voice and engage their talents, and embrace their potential.

In looking for inspiration for this speech, I came across a passage from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:
"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touches in some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so as long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.

I am glad I was allowed to know my father as an adult. We were able to embrace our commonalities and have great fun together. We shared a penchant for warm climes, an engaging book, and the company of a good dog. Like me he was often happiest in the stands overlooking a baseball diamond or feeling the touch of the cool breeze off of the ocean.

We shared a kindredness and affinity of spirit, and should the fates deem we meet again, I will be so very happy to see you, Dad.
Until then…I wish you fair skies and following seas.

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