Sherrill - Ralph L. Adams Jr., age 76, of E. Noyes Blvd, Sherrill, passed away peacefully Monday evening, August 5, 2019 in the comfort of his home. He was born on April 14, 1943 in Ilion, New York, a son of the late Ralph L. and Elizabeth (Nelson) Adams. He was pre-deceased in 1964 by his younger brother, Richard.
Ralph was a 1961 graduate of the Ilion School system, where he met his future wife, Linda A. McCloud. They both attended SUNY Albany. Linda graduated in 1965 and Ralph followed in 1966 with his Masters in Chemistry. In August of 1966, Ralph and Linda were united in marriage in Ilion, New York and shared a fifty year union until Linda's death in July of 2016.
Ralph started his first post graduate job at VVS High School in 1966, teaching Chemistry. Linda had started a year earlier teaching French (later English) at VVS. They enjoyed the school so much that they both taught until 1998. Ralph and Linda retired from VVS after making many friends (staff and students) during their careers.
After retirement, Ralph and Linda enjoyed their time at home together. He continued his special tax-preparation services for friends, and also kept himself sharp by constantly watching and playing the stock market.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard (Shanna) Adams of Verona, and two beloved grandsons, Brady and Peyton Adams. Thank you to all his caregivers, especially longtime friend and caregiver Judy Butler of Oneida.
Friends are invited to call at the family home on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Private burial will be at Valley View Cemetery, Oneida, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice, in memory of Ralph. Online condolences may be sent to maleckifuneralhome.com
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