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William Vroom Adams ’49

Published in Dec. 4, 1991, issue

BILL "ACE" ADAMS passed away Jan. 23, 1991, of advanced arterial disease.

Bill was born in N.Y.C. Nov. 8, 1927, and grew up in Ridgewood, NJ. He prepared for college at Kent, where he was active in football, debating, and in the school publications. He served in the Army occupation forces in Japan before coming to Princeton, where he majored in economics, was a member of Elm Club, and worked for the Princeton Photo Service.

Following Princeton, "Ace" ran a shopping guide in Rockland County, N.Y., and was called back into the service during the Korean War. He spent three years in Alaska, "riding as a radar observer in the back seat of an F94." On his return to civilian life, he joined Gerald Productions, Inc., N.Y.C., makers of industrial films, as a script writer.

In 1954 Bill married Martha Long, and they had two daughters, their marriage ending in divorce in 1970. In 1959 Bill moved his family to Staten Island, where he continued to earn his living as a writer, primarily of film scripts and articles for trade journals. He had moved to Wyckoff, NJ., about a year prior to his death.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Martha C. Adams '78 and Nancy Adams Bernard. We extend our deepest sympathies to each of them.

The Class of 1949

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