ADAMS, HERBERT T. JR. 88 - of Ocean City, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Vineland, NJ, grew up in Millville, and graduated from Millville High School. Herb was a resident of Ocean City since 1967. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Catharine; and seven children, Mitzi (Mike) Tolson of Seaville; Ted (Yvonne) Adams of Ocala, FL; Carroll (Dominic, deceased) Andreatta of Walsenburg, CO; Laurie Adams (David Walcott) of Beesleys Point; Kevin (Mary) Adams of Ocean City; Tim (Kim) Adams) of St. Joseph, MI; Cathy (Carl) Kanefsky of Middletown, DE; 23 loving grand-children; and 15 great-grand-children. Herb served in the Air Force during World War II as a ROM and crew chief on B-29s and Chief NCO of the 27th TOW Target Squadron. He achieved Eagle Scout. A graduate from Drexel University, he continued his studies at the University of Penn and Rutgers University. Herb worked for E.I. Dupont in Orange, Texas as a Safety and Field Engineer. He also worked at Kimball Glass in Vineland as a Production Engineer. Herb was a licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor, and served as the Planning and Zoning Board Engineer of Galloway Township for 25 years. He retired from Atlantic Electric after 34 years of service with perfect attendance where he held various positions including Civil Engineer, Transmission Engineer, and District Manager. He retired as General Manager of Southern Properties, a subsidiary of Atlantic Electric. Active in the community for many years, he was past president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, Ocean City Kiwanis Club, Ocean City Library Board, Ocean City Board of Education, and St. Augustine's School Board. He was Chairman of the Ocean City Zoning Board, served on the Planning Board, Coastal Conservation Board and Utility Advisory Board, and was a member of the Ocean City Exchange Club. Herb was chosen Ocean City Volunteer of the Year in 2003. Active in his church, he was a choir member and Trustee of St. Peter's United Methodist Church. A longtime member of the Ocean City Tabernacle, Herb served as Usher, member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Building Committee and Chairman of the Facilities Committee. His unique combination of talent, heart and intellect was a true gift to his church. In 2005, Herb was honored by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Ocean City Tabernacle Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding service. Herb and Catharine enjoyed winters in Jupiter FL for many years and have been residents of The Shores at Wesley Manor for over three years. Herb's kind heart, generosity, and great sense of humor made a lasting impression on all who ever encountered him. Herb will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. His Funeral Service will be offered Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 8th Street at Central Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from 9:30 until time of service. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo. Memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 Route 9 North, Swainton, NJ 08210. For condolences, flowers and information, visit

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Matt Bryan

I got to know Herb through son Kevin about 40 years ago when we were both much younger men. As a 12 year old at that time I was subjected to Herbs corn ball jokes (which now continue on for sure through Kevin and probably a few grand children) his little league coaching and his very special way of getting the boys attention. Looking back all those years through my now 54 year old eyes I have great appreciation of how he and Kathy created such an amazing legacy. A job well done good and faithful servant.


Dear Adam's Family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember your dad's great smile. I was on line looking at my father(Ray Gage) obit and saw your dad's. Your Mom and Dad were great friends to my parents. My God give you peace through the difficult time. Karen Gage Wells

I am so sorry for this great loss to the Adam's family.

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