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Mike Adams, Obituary, Bergen Record Newspaper:
Adams, Michael F., 65, of Ramsey, passed away at Valley Hospital on February 21st. Mike was the loving brother of Steve Adams, John Adams and his wife Mary, Susan Purcell and her husband Robert and Kathy Adams and several nieces and nephews.
Mike graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor's degree and three Masters Degrees. Serving in the R.O.T.C., he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, and attained the rank of Captain. He was a Guidance Counselor at Ramsey High School for 16 years, and was named Teacher of the Year. He was a coach for the Physical Fitness Team, The Murray Nuts. He was named the Borough of Ramsey Civil Defense Director, now known as the Office of Emergency Management Coordinator and has held that position for 40 years.
He served on the Ramsey Borough Council as Public Safety Commissioner. He was an Eagle Scout and recently received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. He was a life member of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps., and had the newest ambulance dedicated to him. He was a life member of the Ramsey Rescue Squad, and served as the current President. He was the current Grand Knight of the Patrick F. Pindar Council of the Knights of Columbus Council 3962 in Ramsey and was a Fourth Degree Knight. He was an active parishioner at St. Paul's RC Church in Ramsey. He continuously made himself available to council young adults.
Mike Adams Dedication Ceremony - Ramsey NJ Emergency Operations Center - October 13 2012
On a brisk sunny October morning, many friends and fellow public service personnel gathered together outside of the Ramsey NJ Emergency Operations Center to honor their friend Mike Adams. Mike, the past Office of Emergency Manager for Ramsey, as well as the Bergen County NJ SKYWARN Coordinator served many during his long term of dedicated service. Many of those who spoke at the ceremonies, noted Mike's commitment to community service and in recognition of this, the Ramsey Emergency Operations Center was dedicated in his name. Also, as was noted by one of the Speakers, the Ramsey NJ EOC was truly, 'Mike's Place', the municipal building's parking area is now officially renamed Michael F Adams Place.
|The new sign on the doorway to the Ramsey EOC is revealed||Ramsey Municipal Building's parking area is now officially named Michael F Adams Place|
|Past and present elected officials, along with representatives from many public service organizations were present||Many local and state OEM members, Police, Fire Rescue and EMS staff and volunteers were on hand to honor Mike|
|A wide ranging array of official 'blue jackets' filled the parking lot||Local Scouts handled the Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance to start the ceremonies|
|Steve Adams was one of those speaking along with several members of the Ramsey Town Council, local clergy and Congressman Garrett||Another view of some of the many in the crowd who gathered for the dedication ceremonies on October 13 2012|
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