James G. Adams, 85, died July 20, 2011, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and lived in Port St. Lucie for 30 years, coming from Wantagh, N.Y. He was an engineer for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He served in the Navy during World War II in the UDTs and in the Korean War on the USS Caperton. He was a retired member in the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Stuart. He graduated from New York University. He was a member of Stuart Presbyterian Church in Stuart. He was a member of American Legion Post 126 in Jensen Beach, Acacia Masonic Lodge and National Active Employees Retirement Association. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Dorothy Starkey Adams of Port St. Lucie; stepsons, Robert Starkey Jr. of California and Earle Starkey of Florida; and stepdaughters, Susan Baltrus of New York and Beth Anne Davies of Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997; 772-403-4530; www.tchospices.org Services: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 24 with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. July 25 at Forest Hills Funeral Home Palm City Chapel with entombment to follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park Palm City with military honors by the Navy. A guestbook is available at www.foresthillspalmcityflorida.com.
Published in the TC Palm on July 23, 2011