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Edward Adams Sr.
b. June 11, 1934
d. May 6, 2006

Ed Adams was born June 11, 1934, and was the son of Robert and Jane Adams. He attended the one-room Robbinstown School, Port Norris Grammar School and was a 1952 graduate of Millville High School where he was an outstanding baseball player.

In 1954 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Perry, and they had three sons; Edward, Robert and Fredrick. He was blessed to have had many grandchildren, and would have been proud to known his many great-grandchildren. Ed served his country in the United States Air Force, during the Korean conflict. In his childhood he was a cub scout and boy scout. He was a catcher in the Port Norris Oyster League. Ed worked as shift foreman for Kerr Glass and Leone Industries.

Ed was a member of the Port Norris United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was also a member of the Port Norris Methodist Men’s Club. Later, he attended Philadelphia Bible School, a local preachers school, and ultimately became pastor of the Buckshutem United Methodist Church in 1962.

Ed owned and operated Jelly Bean’s Restaurant, which was a hangout for the young and old. He was a coach for the South Cumberland Little League and was a member of the Port Norris Fire Company. Ed served as a Commercial Township Committeeman for six years. Upon retirement, he worked part time at the Port Norris Marina. This was his favorite job, because it was near the water, and it gave him the opportunity to work alongside his buddies. Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, golfing, and most of all, spending time with his family.

Ed passed away on May 6, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer, having lived in Port Norris all of his life and loving every minute of it.

Ed Adams’ biography was presented at the Port Norris Historical Society’s “Legends Dinner” on November 09, 2014 by his son, Robert.

Also Barbara Adams

Son, Ed Adams, Jr, Wife, Barbara Adams and Son, Robert Adams (see below)
at the PNHS awards dinner. 11-9-14


Robert F. Adams Obituary

Robert F. Adams 58, of Port Norris died Sunday morning at Jefferson University Medical Center in Philadelphia. Born in Vineland he was the son of Barbara Perry Adams and the late Edward L. Adams. Bob was a lifetime resident of Port Norris. He was a 1975 graduate of Millville High School where he lettered in Baseball, he received his Associates of Science at Cumberland County College and then attended Rowan University and played baseball as well. He retired from the Morie Company in Mauricetown and also worked at Ricci Bros and Dept. of Corrections. He was an avid member of the First United Methodist Church in Millville, and Ricci Bros Gunning Club. Bob enjoyed hunting, ping pong, golf, farming, sitting on his back deck drinking his homemade wine and most importantly spending time with his family.

Surviving are his mother, Barbara Adams of Port Norris, children, Wesley Adams and his wife Kiersten of Millville, Christie Dunham and her husband Jeff of Cedarville, Bobbi Jo Adams and her husband Declan of Philadelphia, Rachel Adams at home and Brittney Adams of Vineland, brothers, Edward Adams and his wife Kelly and Frederick Adams and his wife Sheila all of Millville, grandchildren, Sarah, Jeffrey, Patrick, Grace, Jamie and Olivia. Bob was predeceased by his wife Terri Lynn Adams and grandmother Mildred Perry.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Port Norris Main St. & North Ave. Port Norris on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Haleyville Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Millville 201 N. 2nd St. Millville, NJ 08332.



Mrs Adams, Ed and Fred
I was saddened to hear of Bobby's passing. I pray that the Lord will be with you all and you find comfort in him at this time. I remember playing football with Bobby and Eddie as we grew up in Port Norris. Please know that Sharon and I are praying for you. God bless you.
Tom and Sharon Hollinger, Bradenton, Florida March 17, 2016 at 10:37 PM

Mrs. Adams and Family,
Our memories of Bob, as a gentle man, father, and brother will remain in our hearts. I remember his seriousness on the pitching mound, as well as his laughter in the dugout. He will be missed by everyone that has known him.
Joe and Carolann Spatola March 17, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Family of Bob Adams, 
I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My heart is breaking as if it were 29 years ago when you lost Terri Lynn, my best friend through high school. My deepest sympathies to all. I praise God that Bob was a Godly man loving the Lord and his family. I pray that through the sadness of loss we also rejoice knowing, as servants of Christ Jesus, we will see him and Terri Lynn again in heaven someday. Cindy Brobst Nicholas March 16, 2016 at 03:57 PM

So very saddened to hear of Bobby's passing. Many fond memories of him from the early days at Mories. He helped me so much when my son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Prayers for peace and comfort to all who knew and loved 
him. Coach Ed Andrews - March 15, 2016 at 07:55 PM

To Ed and Fred Adams and family: We are very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. Tom and Debbie McHale March 15, 2016 at 07:33 PM

I'm very sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. He was fun to talk too, always making me laugh. Never forget how good of a left handed pitcher he was. He was a great father as shown by the respect, and intelligence of his children. He will be sorely missed! Gary Romanik March 15, 2016 at 03:21 PM

What a wonderful young man! When I think of our days at Port Norris Elementary School, I fondly remember Bob as one of the most outstanding talented fifth grade students who always took his education and responsibility seriously. We had some great memories as I had the opportunity to call him a few years ago and recalled some of those great times together. Baseball was his passion next to his family. We shared those common bonds. To Barbara, Ed and Fred............please know you are all in my prayers. All of us who knew Bob are better for having the opportunity to have experienced him in our lives. Dave Hitchner - March 15, 2016 at 02:52 PM 

What a wonderful person. He will be missed so much. He always had a smile for everyone. Jackie & Eric Luertzing March 15, 2016 at 02:32 PM

I am incredibly shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family, May God be with you and cradle you in his arms during this difficult time. Tracie Reed March 15, 2016 at 02:31 PM

I remember being in bob and terrilynns wedding. What a wonderful day that was. So sad that he has left us. Prayers for all of his family and loved ones.
jane lloyd whilden - March 15, 2016 at 01:33 PM

I first met Bobby as a teenager in church. He always had a smile and spoke with a kindness. He talked to us like we were mature people not just kids and I had a lot of respect for him. He had hard times in his life but he handled them with grace and raise some of the nicest children I know. My heart goes out to his family! May God keep you close and ease your pain. Patti-Wayne St. Aubyn - March 15, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Dear Mrs. Adams, Eddie, Freddie and entire families,  
It is with deep sadness as I learned of Bobbie's passing. I hadn't seen him in years but our paths crossed in Millville Shoprite one day when we saw one another and caught up on our families and their accomplishments over the years. For one sure thing, he was so proud of his children and grandchildren. The love and affection could be seen in his glowing infectious smile and twinkling eyes. I pray that you find peace in knowing his love was so apparent. Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.  Rita Carr Volpe March 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

JOHN 14 1-6 Do not let your hearts be troubled. you believe in God; believe also in me. My father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you with me that you will also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to him, Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way? Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.
Sunday morning around 4 am a text came trough on my phone. Not being able to sleep well that night, my wife got up to see what the text said but we already knew. The Lord has taken one of his children home. That child of God was ROBERT ADAMS..
Bob was a godly man, a friend, neighbor and my "BUD". One of the best Port Norris had to offer. A family man, nothing meant more to him then his children. The last couple of years were really hard on Bob. Nothing that anyone should have to go through.
Now I know he is sitting at the right hand of the Father rejoicing. 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara, Eddie, Freddie, Christy, Bobbi Joe and my man Wes. and of course Rachael and Brittney, that's what happens when you get my age
Love you guys, Guy and Anna DeFabrites March 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM