Donald W. Adams, 88, of Pompton Plains, passed away on July 3, 2019.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Donald was a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts, participated in competitive roller skating, and won several trophies in handball. He proudly served in the US Air Force as an airplane mechanic and engineer during the Korean Conflict.
After returning to Brooklyn he met and married the love of his life, Alice Walsh, in 1955, and joined IBM, where he had a long career. Together the couple moved to Pompton Plains and raised their 4 children. Donald was a longtime member of the Pacquenac Tennis Club, where he was active on the board. He enjoyed refereeing for PAL football and played softball, basketball, and volleyball. Donald loved to watch sports, whether it was the NY Giants or NY Mets or his children and grandchildren. He and Alice loved to host poolside get-togethers for family and friends.
An engineer at heart, Donald could often be found taking on home repairs or working on his cars. He will be fondly remembered for his love of tinkering, his unique fashion choices, and his quirky sense of humor.
Donald is lovingly survived by his children, Brian Adams and his girlfriend Victoria Dunn, Doreen Loeffler, Karen Troast and her husband Dwight, and Lynne Dembner and her husband Alan; his grandchildren, Tamra Holzli and her husband Erwin, David Loeffler and his wife Melissa, Michael Loeffler, Mallorie Troast, Eric Loeffler and his wife Kelly, Joel Troast, Daniel Dembner, Jenna Dembner, Joseph Dembner and his wife Molly, and Kenneth Dean and his husband Stafford; and his great grandchildren, Julia Holzli, Kaitlyn Holzli, Simone Dembner, and Lincoln Loeffler. He will be missed by his loving sister-in-law Margaret McKeon and her husband Bill and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice; and his sister, Gloria Patrone.
Visiting hours will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 pm Sunday, July 7 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory to the Alzheimer's Association would be greatly appreciated by his family.