Thomas Clarence Adams, 87, of Fulton, died September 18, 2008 at Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego.
Mr. Adams was born on July 5, 1921 in Depauville, NY, the son of the late Roberta G. Busby and David H. Adams.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In 1924 he was joined by a sister, Dorothy N. Adams, who predeceased him in 1992.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He married Irene H. Knight of Rosiere, NY on May 15, 1943 in Hyannis, MA.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mrs. Adams died on February 5, 2006.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mr. Adams attended Dexter schools and graduated in 1939.
He worked all of his life in fields related to electronics, earning a professional engineer certification as an electrical engineer.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He served as an Army Staff Sergeant during WWII from 1943 to 1946.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As a member of the 392nd Engineer Regiment of the 4th Amphibious Brigade, he participated in the New Guinea and Philippines Campaigns.
Following the war he returned to his profession, working with Dexter Pulp and Sulfate, Sealright-Oswego Falls in Fulton and finally Church and Dwight Inc. of Syracuse.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In 1978 he founded his own company, Acro Systems in Fulton and for many years provided communications and electronics services throughout the area.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He retired in 2005.
Mr. Adams served on the Fulton Electrical Board and Oswego County Civil Defense.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He was active in the American Radio Relay League and a founding member of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He was a lifetime member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Adams is survived by a son, Dr. Thomas K. Adams of Virginia and a daughter, Nancy A. Denis of North Carolina.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â A son, Richard died in October 2007.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He is also survived by eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with a 6:30 p.m. service to follow.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Union Cemetery, Chaumont, NY.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.