Richard Adam, age 87,

Obituary for Richard Adam

Richard Adam, age 87, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at the Hunterdon Care Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Born September 20, 1927, in Hopewell Township, NJ, Dick graduated from Livingston (NJ) High School, and was otherwise a life-long resident of Hopewell.

He served his country during World War II as a Merchant Marine and later with the US Army. Dick retired as a mechanic with Castro Construction Company where he worked for more than 50 years. He was a long-time member of the Sohiwe Deer Club on Minnetown Lane in Hopewell, as well as a member of the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Company, and the Hopewell American Legion Post #339.

Dick was predeceased by a brother and a sister, and his survived by his wife, Betty (Lawshe) Brost-Adam, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and John Davenport of Flemington, NJ, his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Deanna Brost of Oro Valley, AZ, his son, Robert Brost of Galloway, NJ, his daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and James Kay of Robbinsville, NJ, his son, Jonathan Brost of Lawrenceville, NJ, his eight grandchildren, Ryan, Erica, Allison, Jamie, Samantha, Michael, Andrew, and Emily, as well as his two brothers, Robert Adam of Kingston NY, and James Adam of South Carolina.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, July 13, 2015 at Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery in Hopewell Borough, NJ. Visitation will be Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations in Dick’s memory may be made the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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