William S. Adam

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GREAT BARRINGTON -- William S. Adam, M.D., 68, of 99 Lower Road, East Canaan, Conn. died yesterday at his home after an illness. An orthopedic surgeon, his practice was located in Great Barrington.

Born in North Canaan, Conn., Jan. 28, 1937, son of Forbes and Eleanor Tracy Adam, he was educated in North Canaan Elementary School. Following that he graduated from the New York Military Academy. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, a master of science degree from Michigan State University, and a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois. His medical doctorate was received from Wayne State University.

He served his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University. After retiring from his practice, he and his family have run the Land of Nod Winery for the past five years from their home.

He was a member of North Canaan Congregational Church in East Canaan.

Active in the community of Canaan, Dr. Adam served as a member of the Canaan/Falls Village Historical Society and a member of both the Friends of the Beckley Furnace and the Canaan Railroad Association. He was also a member of the Housatonic Lodge 62 A.F. & M. in Canaan.

He leaves his wife, the formerly Beverly Preisler.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Christine Granger of Greenwich, Conn.; three sons, Charles Adam and Daniel Adam of East Canaan, and William Adams of Sandy Hook, Conn.; a brother, Samuel Adam of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Pam Adam of San Diego, Calif., and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Forbes Adam.

FUNERAL NOTICE -- Services for Dr. William S. Adam will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. in North Canaan Congregational Church, East Canaan, Conn. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, East Canaan at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Multiple Myeloma Society, or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 3 Forest St., New Canaan, CT 06840, Tel: (203) 972-1250, E-mail: themmrf@themmrf.org. Arrangements are under the care of NEWKIRK-PALMER FUNERAL HOME, 118 Main St., North Canaan, CT 06018.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 30, 2005
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