He came to Princeton from St. Louis Country Day School, and majored in psychology. He was a member of Cloister Inn, and his senior-year roommate was Sandy McNally. Adie was in the Army ROTC, and following graduation was stationed near Nuremberg, Germany. Upon completion of military duty he joined the Olin Corp., with whom he traveled extensively on international business. He was past president of the St. Louis Princeton Club and served on the National Alumni Council.
Adie was a former vestryman at the Church of St. Michael & St. George, and a docent at Bellefontaine Cemetery and at the Danforth Plant Science Center, where he was a member of the Friends Committee. He was proud of his German heritage and was a founding officer of the German American Heritage Society. He authored a book, Snippets of St. Louis, about significant local attractions.
Adie and his wife, Jody, loved all Princeton reunions, and he co-chaired mini-reunions with Bob Rodgers in Crystal Lake, Mich., and with Derick Driemeyer in St. Louis.
Adie is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jody; two children; two stepchildren; his godchild, Elisabeth Rodgers ’86 (daughter of Sue and Bob Rodgers ’56); 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.