Groton - Warner S. Adams Jr., 82, of Groton, passed away Tuesday, Sept 15, 2009.
He was born in Worcester, Mass. on Jan. 2, 1927, son of the late Dr. Warner S. Adams, Sr. and Charlotte (Rice) Adams. He was married to Janet (Cochran) Adams for 60 years.
He served in the Navy in World War II. Warner graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1951, and began employment at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. In 1952, he transferred to the former Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory in New London, where he was the initial program manager for buoyant cable antenna development which became the standard installation on all U.S. submarines. He presented a paper at the technical symposium on submarine communications held at NATO in Brussels, Belgium in 1972. Warner received various awards including the Submarine Sail award upon his retirement from the Submarine Electromagnetic Systems Department in December 1991, as Division Head and Head of Department Planning and Operations.
Warner and his wife enjoyed the outdoors and skiing at their vacation home they built together in Wilmington, Vt. They traveled around the world. One of Warner's hobbies was to produce and edit film of their travels.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Joy Ellen Kreutzberg of Scituate, Mass., and two grandchildren, Scott and Jennifer.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the Groton Heights Baptist Church.
Donations in his name may be made to VNA of Southeastern Connecticut, 403 North Frontage Road, Waterford, CT 06385 and www.DoctorswithoutBorders.org.
Byles-Groton Memorial Home is assisting with the arrangements. Please visit www.Byles.com for the obituary or to sign the online guestbook.