ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan D. Adams, 85, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away on Dec. 2, 2013.
Born in Nanticoke, Evan proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a master of arms as well as a medic at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. He was also awarded the World War II Victory Medal in 1946. He was a lifelong patriot who dearly loved his country.
Evan graduated from Drexel University with a degree in commerce and engineering. While in college, he played for both the football and lacrosse teams, served as president of the Theta Chi fraternity and was listed in the Who's Who edition of Students in American Colleges and Universities.
He began his profession at Procter & Gamble and enjoyed a long, successful career as a human resources executive for other major corporations, retiring from Celanese Corporation in 1984.
Evan was a Kentucky Colonel and a master mason of the AzureMasada Lodge in New Jersey. He served on the Planning and Zoning Board for Treasure Island for many years and was an active member of his community.
During his retirement, Evan enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Marilyn Adams; his brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Jean Adams, El Cajon, Calif.; four children and their spouses; and was best known as "Pop-Pop" to his five grandchildren, whom he loved so much.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Northeast St. Petersburg Anderson McQueen Funeral Home.
Visit the family's personalized online guest book at www.andersonmcqueen.com.