RIP Russell Alan Adams

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AMHERST, Mass. — Russell Alan Adams, 58, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Fisher Home in Amherst, after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 19, 1951, in Boston, the son of Norma Mary (Coggin) Adams. He was raised in Hampton, N.H., and graduated from Winnacunnet High School in 1969. After school, he moved to Boston, where he was employed as a sign painter before switching to the technology industry. He worked the last 10 years as a system architect at Mass Mutual in Springfield.

Mr. Adams is survived by his daughter, India Adams of Boston; and his siblings, Peter Adams of North Hampton, N.H., Katharine Murta Adams of Los Angeles, Nathaniel Jonathon Adams of Hampton, and Hannah Hendren Adams-Collier of Seattle, Wash., and their families. He is also survived by his stepfather, James Richardson Adams Jr.

He was predeceased by his son, Miles Dudley Adams, and his mother.

WE REMEMBER: Russ enjoyed his family and friends, computer games and target shooting.

Russ’ great sense of humor, sharp wit and intelligence will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Look Park Garden House in Northampton, Mass. Burial will take place in Bridge Street Cemetery, in Northampton, Mass., and will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Miles Dudley Adams Scholarship Fund for the Arts, Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton, MA 01060.


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