ADAMS James Clifford, 96, of Clifton NJ formerly of New York City, NY and Beach Haven, NJ died peacefully on June 12th. at the Hospice of New Jersey Wayne. He graduated from New York University Summa Cum Laude in 1935 receiving his BS degree, he then graduated from Harvard Law School in 1938. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. After the war he was an Attorney for the Office of General Council of the Department of the Navy, Regional Council for the North East Region, Staten Island, NY from 1946-1982 when he retired. He was Past President of the Webster's Lagoons Assoc of Beach Haven, NJ the Beach Haven Exchange Club and the Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island, NJ. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He is survived by his wife Ruth of 71 years nee Richmond, his son Dr. David James Adams wife Stephanie of Bal Harbor, FL, Daughter Judith Ellen Anderson, husband Daniel of Bloomfield, NJ three grandchildren David Scott Adams, Keith Anthony Adams and Evan Jay Anderson one great-granddaughter Willa A. Adams. Services at Jewish Memorial Chapel 841 Allwood Rd. Clifton, NJ. On Wed. June 15th at 9 AM. Interment at the Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah Paramus, NJ. Donations in his memory may be made to the Harvard Law School or to the United States Navy Memorial.
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Published in The Record/Herald News on June 14, 2011