William Francis Adams

Pleasanton, California

1950 - 2014

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So sorry to hear of your passing, Kiko. Won't forget summer working with the harvest in Carrizo Plain. Prayers to your family, and may you rest in peace.

My prayers and sincerest thoughts. May u be with the angels, dear friend.
Marta Franco norton

I first met Bill Adams at a Commonwealth Club Board meeting where his wry sense of humor, love of life and positive attitude struck me as so refreshing for an accomplished lawyer. Soon we got to know each other better and eventually went on a Commonwealth Club trip from Moscow to St Petersburg ,Russia. This is where we really bonded and shared stories, vodka and good food. I learned about his excellent photo skills when I saw the results of his pictures that he took. The Club benefited from...

Dear Julie, Dylan, Kevin, Rob, Greg and all of Bill's loving family,

My deepest sympathies on your great loss. Bill was truly one of a kind! The three things I will remember most about him is the supreme joy and pride he took in his family, the utterly cheerful and enthusiastic way in which he shared his opinion on any subject you could possibly name and his passion for his myriad of interests - food, wine, travel, photography, The Commonwealth Club and politics (although we...

Julie words cannot describe how sad Ruchi and I both feel about Bill's passing away. Tears won't stop as I write this. We are so devastated. I know how much Bill loved us and that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We were fortunate to have met him. There is no one I knew with as big a heart as him.

I first met Bill & Dylan, at the Cub Scout registration years ago, where he was in his trade mark baseball cap with his witty quips. I could instantly tell this was a...

Bill Adams always lit up the room at the Commonwealth Club, and I am grateful for his kind words and support of the Club and its future headquarters building. He was a pleasure to talk to and is sorely missed in our executive meetings and events. My heart goes out to his family and we can only aspire to carry on his great spirit at the Club. ~Piper Kujac, The Commonwealth Club

I was referred to Bill when I needed an good attorney, but in him I found so much more. It didn't take more than a minute talking with him to find he was a warm, funny, caring person who immediately came to feel more like a dear friend than a business associate. Talking with him (and with Julie) always brightened my day. Over time, I gradually came to learn more about him and found he was an exceptional photographer and seemed to be involved in a number of socially-valuable activities as...

Julie, as you requested, I am posting the e-mail letter I sent you. Again, I am so sorry for you loss. Chris Orozco

Thank you so much for you very thoughtful message to me concerning Bill's death. I am in England right now visiting relatives until May 30 and several friends sent me your messages on FB as they know I am not on FB. I have to say I was just shocked and stunned when I read the messages.

I am Bill's grammar school and high school friend and...


William's Obituary

William "Bill" Francis AdamsResident of San RamonWilliam ("Bill") Francis Adams, age 63, San Ramon, California - a true Tour de Force Bill courageously fought and had won a battle against Stage III melanoma only to pass away suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on May...

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