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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.
Son, Ed Adams, Jr, Wife, Barbara Adams and Son, Robert Adams
at th PNHS awards dinner. 11-9-14