John J Adams
Budd Lake - We celebrate and mourn the passing of John Joseph Adams of Budd Lake, NJ from complications related to Parkinsons disease at the age of 84.
He leaves behind his wife, Rose Marie, of Boonton, NJ, their daughters Susan M. Graner of Andover, NJ , Linda C Adams of Bridgewater NJ, Barbara J Bauer of Germantown, MD, Diane Saccoccio of Davidsonville, MD, and Sandra L. Adams also of Maryland, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and his devoted dog, Barney. He also leaves behind his two brothers David G Adams of Randolph, NJ and Gary L Adams of Neptune, NJ.
John attended schools in Wharton and Dover, NJ. He played basketball and football and played the bugle as a member of the Dover Cadets. Later, in his youth, he joined the Marines. He always kept forever burning in his heart the strong corps spirit he derived there.
A self-taught A-1 mason and carpenter, he ran a small business for 40 years and then a debris removal service, always working hard for the family he loved. He had a knack for making people laugh, leaving behind a treasure chest full of funny phrases and stories we will always remember. A nature-loving planter of trees, a rescuer of abandoned animals, and a Christian who could sing, "Jesus Loves Me" in Hungarian whenever down, or the spirit moved him. John was an avid Yankee fan with hats and T-shirts galore. He truly appreciated all music from classical to hip-hop and would sit on the side of his bed with an array of percussion instruments before him, beating and tapping with drumsticks in rhythm to the oldies, with funky hat and disco lights behind him (which he did so with great relish three weeks before his passing).
There will not be a funeral service. A private ceremony will take place at a future date.
Published by Daily Record from Aug. 25 to Aug. 29, 2021.