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Robert Rollins Adams

January 1, 1970 - November 1, 2010

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Robert Rollins Adams, 86, died Monday, 1 Nov 2010. A long-time resident of Needham, Ma and more recently Walpole, Ma (New Pond Village). Father to Stephanie Adams, Charlotte Adams Forbes and George Adams. Loving husband to Berta George Adams.

Robert a graduate of Roxbury Latin School (1943), served in Italy during WW II, receiving a purple heart and is a graduate of Hamilton College (1949). Upon graduation, Robert had a variety of careers including regional salesman for Raleigh Bicycles (all mid-western states) and purchasing agent for Raytheon before taking over the family flooring business (R.T. Adams Flooring Company, established 1916). Bob was well-known for his dry sense of humor, skill at the bridge and pool tables, his bass and piano playing and his love of the ocean and boats. His passion for boating spanned his entire life, from when in his 70’s he crewed aboard a 2 masted-schooner from Key West to Maine to his youth where he shipwrecked with his grandfather off Chatham, Ma.

A Service will be held on Saturday, 11:00am at the First Congregational Church of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America https://secure.4agoodcause.com/afa/donate1.asp