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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1999
William Adams, a Jamaican immigrant whose stirring tales of his homeland captivated local youngsters and young adults for more than 20 years, died Wednesday of heart failure in New York City, where he had moved from Jessup two years ago.With gray, shoulder-length dreadlocks and a whisperlike voice and lilting accent, Mr. Adams, 68, would sit on a tree stump outside his home and spin fascinating -- and mostly true -- stories for residents."
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December 10, 2008
On December 8, 2008, ERMA ODESSA; beloved daughter of the late William and Mary Emma Adams, Sr.; devoted sister of Gloria Adams Jones, Clara I. Adams, William Adams, Jr., and Harold W. Adams. Also survived by two aunts, many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 4101 Edmondson Avenue (at Wildwood Parkway), on Thursday from 3 to 7 P.M. In state at Christ U.M. Church, 2001 E. Chase Street, after 9 A.M., where family will receive friends at 10:30 A.M. Services to begin at 11 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2001
William Adams Jr., a cabdriver whose good cheer and lively conversation were so well-known that frequent business travelers asked for him specifically, died of cancer at his Glen Burnie home yesterday. He was 68. "You'd bump into business people who would say, `I know that man, he's driven me before,'" said his niece and goddaughter, LuAnn Marzicola. "He had that infectious personality." For 30 years, Mr. Adams owned and operated a cab at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Three of his sons followed him into the taxi business.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | December 10, 2005
College Park -- It's a story Gary Williams has told so many times that some members of his staff could repeat it. Only one of them, though, was with Williams on the Boston College sideline 20 years ago when the incident happened. And Michael Adams' version is a little different. Boston College had just lost to Syracuse, 70-69, in the 1985 Big East tournament on Pearl Washington's half-court buzzer-beater. Williams was fuming. Adams, who was the Eagles' captain and starting senior point guard, smiled at the memory last week in his new office at Comcast Center.
NEWS
September 2, 2003
On August 31, 2003, WILLIAM ADAMS, of Ellicott City; beloved husband of Ethel (nee Raveio) Adams; devoted father of Frances Olow and her husband John, Bill Adams and his wife Carol and Pat McGhee and her husband Jimmy; loving grandfather of JR, Paul, Lauren and Sam. Family will receive friends Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
NEWS
December 10, 2008
On December 8, 2008, ERMA ODESSA; beloved daughter of the late William and Mary Emma Adams, Sr.; devoted sister of Gloria Adams Jones, Clara I. Adams, William Adams, Jr., and Harold W. Adams. Also survived by two aunts, many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services, 4101 Edmondson Avenue (at Wildwood Parkway), on Thursday from 3 to 7 P.M. In state at Christ U.M. Church, 2001 E. Chase Street, after 9 A.M., where family will receive friends at 10:30 A.M. Services to begin at 11 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
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By Michael Pakenham | January 12, 2003
So far as history reveals, the first Europeans to set foot in Japan were three Portuguese adventurers who arrived in 1544. They soon were followed by missionaries, Portuguese and Spanish, principally Jesuits but Franciscans as well. Centered in Nagasaki, they carefully adopted Japanese customs and manners, worked hard to conquer the complex Japanese language, built churches and shrines and converted tens of thousands to Christianity. Other Europeans -- particularly English and Dutch -- were intent on reaping the riches of trade and the glory of adventure.
NEWS
April 2, 1992
William D. Adams, a longtime resident of Turners Station, died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 68.Services for Mr. Adams will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Arbutus Memorial Park.Mr. Adams died of an apparent heart attack.He was a graduate of Dunbar High School and attended Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va.During World War II, Mr. Adams served in the Army and saw action in France and Germany. After the war, he returned to Turners Station and operated Adams Cocktail Lounge until a heart ailment forced him to retire several years ago.Mr.
SPORTS
By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | December 10, 2005
College Park -- It's a story Gary Williams has told so many times that some members of his staff could repeat it. Only one of them, though, was with Williams on the Boston College sideline 20 years ago when the incident happened. And Michael Adams' version is a little different. Boston College had just lost to Syracuse, 70-69, in the 1985 Big East tournament on Pearl Washington's half-court buzzer-beater. Williams was fuming. Adams, who was the Eagles' captain and starting senior point guard, smiled at the memory last week in his new office at Comcast Center.
NEWS
April 7, 2003
On April 5, 2003 HENRY C. ADAMS JR., beloved son of Anna Hershey Adams and the late Henry C. Adams Sr., beloved husband fo Mary E. Adams (nee Greene), beloved father of Vickie Carls (husband Scott) and Henry Adams, III (wife Mary Jo) brother of Geraldine Silanskas (husband Ron) and brother William Adams, grandfather of Sherrie Lohmeyer (husband Kevin) Kristen Hieatzman, Tim, Greg and Johnny Ward and Justin, Amanda and Ashleigh Carls, brother-in-law of Thomas Green (wife Dorothy). A Memorial service will be held at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St., Hampstead on Wednesday at 8 P.M. Interment will be private.
NEWS
September 2, 2003
On August 31, 2003, WILLIAM ADAMS, of Ellicott City; beloved husband of Ethel (nee Raveio) Adams; devoted father of Frances Olow and her husband John, Bill Adams and his wife Carol and Pat McGhee and her husband Jimmy; loving grandfather of JR, Paul, Lauren and Sam. Family will receive friends Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., at HARRY H. WITZKE'S FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham | January 12, 2003
So far as history reveals, the first Europeans to set foot in Japan were three Portuguese adventurers who arrived in 1544. They soon were followed by missionaries, Portuguese and Spanish, principally Jesuits but Franciscans as well. Centered in Nagasaki, they carefully adopted Japanese customs and manners, worked hard to conquer the complex Japanese language, built churches and shrines and converted tens of thousands to Christianity. Other Europeans -- particularly English and Dutch -- were intent on reaping the riches of trade and the glory of adventure.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2001
William Adams Jr., a cabdriver whose good cheer and lively conversation were so well-known that frequent business travelers asked for him specifically, died of cancer at his Glen Burnie home yesterday. He was 68. "You'd bump into business people who would say, `I know that man, he's driven me before,'" said his niece and goddaughter, LuAnn Marzicola. "He had that infectious personality." For 30 years, Mr. Adams owned and operated a cab at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Three of his sons followed him into the taxi business.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1999
William Adams, a Jamaican immigrant whose stirring tales of his homeland captivated local youngsters and young adults for more than 20 years, died Wednesday of heart failure in New York City, where he had moved from Jessup two years ago.With gray, shoulder-length dreadlocks and a whisperlike voice and lilting accent, Mr. Adams, 68, would sit on a tree stump outside his home and spin fascinating -- and mostly true -- stories for residents."
NEWS
April 2, 1992
William D. Adams, a longtime resident of Turners Station, died Monday at his home after a long illness. He was 68.Services for Mr. Adams will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Arbutus Memorial Park.Mr. Adams died of an apparent heart attack.He was a graduate of Dunbar High School and attended Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va.During World War II, Mr. Adams served in the Army and saw action in France and Germany. After the war, he returned to Turners Station and operated Adams Cocktail Lounge until a heart ailment forced him to retire several years ago.Mr.
NEWS
June 30, 2011
William Lloyd Adams is a Baltimore "icon," and his passing is definitely the end of an era ("Former numbers runner became venture capitalist," June 29). I was born and raised in Baltimore, and for my 75 years Mr. Adams has been a force in not only the black community, but in the Baltimore community. The Sun's own Antero Pietila, in his book "Not in My Neighborhood," illuminates this as he writes about another Baltimore original, former state treasurer and civic leader John A. Luetkemeyer.
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