Paul Howard Adams

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.

DAMARISCOTTA and HOULTON – Paul Howard Adams, 78, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 9, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Hospital, Florida. He was born June 5, 1935, in Houlton, the only son of Joseph and Hildred Adams.

After graduating from Houlton High School, he served in the U.S. Army before finishing his schooling at Houlton’ s Ricker College. He held various jobs in his career: Executive Director of the March of Dimes, Director of Area 5 Mental Health Board and owner/editor of The Labor Record. He retired to enjoy life in Damariscotta and Lakeland, Fla.

He was a member of the Jaycees, the Elks Club, the American Legion, Poland Spring Country Club and Wawenock Country Club. Paul had an outgoing personality and a zest for life. He surrounded himself with people who shared his interests: golfing, socializing and the Democratic Party.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his nephew, Jeff Ward. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lovely Adams; his sister, Debbie Ward and Jim; and his niece, Kelly, all of Bangor; his daughters, Paula Morrison and Andy of Westbrook, and Julie Garrison and Mike of Windham; and his stepchildren, J. Thompson of Old Orchard Beach, and Julie Thompson of Milwaukee. In addition, he was proud of his four grandchildren, Valen Richard, Nick and Kylie Garrison, and Luke Morrison.

A celebration of his life will take place this summer in Damariscotta and Houlton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the American Lung Association, 122 State St., Augusta. ME 04330; or Schalamar Helping Hands, 1479 Champion Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801.

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