Adams, John Ross, 80, of Delray Beach, FL, passed away on August 16, 2010. Mr. Adams was an attorney in Delray Beach since 1958. He was a graduate of the Delray Beach High School, Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida Law School. John served two years in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was very active in many civil organizations in Delray Beach including the Library, Kiwanis, and the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Adams served as a Municipal Judge for one year and City Attorney of Delray Beach for five years. Mr. Adams was originally a member of Gringle & Spinner Law Firm prior to joining Neil MacMillan and Harry Newett in partnership where he remained a partner for 24 years in the firm Macmillan, Newett, Adams, Strawn, Stanley & Botos. He became a sole proprietor in 1983 and continued his practice until his death. He was active in several churches in the area and was a member of St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church at his death. John is survived by his wife Marian A. Adams; two sons, John Ross "Jack" Adams, III and his wife Dianne of Boynton Beach and David L. Adams of Atlanta, GA; his daughter, Nancy Lynn Adams; grandson, Justin Adams; sister, Neville Aubrey; niece, Susan Gibson; nephews, Jay Gezelschap and Charles Gezelschap; cousin, Chloe Darrah; stepchildren, Melanie Tomlinson, Allison Hedges, Kim Morrow, Leigh Birdsong and David Mosley; as well as many dedicated friends and clients. Friends may call on Thursday, August 19, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the LORNE & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 745 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 20, 2010, 10:30 a.m., at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church, 840 George Bush Blvd., Delray Beach. Interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Aug. 18, 2010