Arthur M. "Mike" Adams, 81, of East Boothbay and Punta Gorda, Fla., died Sunday, February 3, at Charlotte Regional Center in Punta Gorda.
Born February 20, 1920, in East Boothbay, he had been a winter resident in Punta Gorda for the past 19 years.
He graduated from Seton Hall University and Newark College of Engineering, both in New Jersey, and was manager of the cable maintenance department with New Jersey Bell for 43 years before retiring in 1980.
Mr. Adams was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda and East Boothbay United Methodist Church.
For six years, he served as selectman for the Town of Boothbay and member of the Legislative Policy Committee of the Maine Municipal Association. Additionally, he served for five years as director of the Bath-Brunswick Waste Energy District, and as Boothbay representative of the Lincoln County Recycling Committee and Boothbay Region Disposal District.
Mr. Adams was a member of Bay View Masonic Lodge No. 196 in East Boothbay; the Valley Fort Myers Araba Temple of Shrine and Scottish Rite; and the Telephone Pioneers of America in both Maine and Florida. He was a past member of the East Boothbay Fire Department; the Downeast Yacht Club and Charles E. Sherman Jr. Post #36, American Legion.
Surviving are his wife of 24 years, June; daughters, Diane (Neil) Noonan of Francestown, N.H. and Susan Adams of Boothbay Harbor; sons, John (Marianne) of Syracuse, N.Y. and Daniel (Lisa) of Morris Township, N.J.; stepdaughter, Nancy (Barry) Coleman of Black Mountain, N.C.; stepsons, Craig Voss of Rockwell, N.C. and Todd (Siobhan) Voss of Kersey, Penn.; sister, Virginia Beebe of Wakefield, Mass.; brothers, Willard of Wildamer, Calif., Paul of Southport, Gordon of Waterford, Conn., and Robert of Clifton Park, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchild-ren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, February 5 at Friendship United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda. The Rev. Benton Mangueira and Punta Gorda Lodge No. 115 AF & AM officiated. Internment will be in New Jersey with arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.