Brian Stewart Adams

Tributes~Brian Stewart Adams

Brian Stewart Adams
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Date of Birth: 
November 8 1931
Date of Death: 
December 26 2016

Brian Stewart Adams was born on November 8, 1931 in Wallasey, England, a small town to the west of Liverpool (the home of The Beatles). Growing up near the ports of River Mersey, Brian was interested in ships and worked from a rather young age at the Mersey Docks and Harbour. He also volunteered for England’s Army Reserve (Territorial Army).

In 1957, Brian married Maureen Geach of Liverpool, England. He lived with his wife and children in Birkenhead, England just outside of Liverpool working as a Business Machine Service Technician for several years.

When he was 32, Brian moved his family to America for a chance at a better life (a year before The Beatles would make their American landing). After arriving and living in New York for a few years, Brian settled his family in Lakeland, FL (just outside of Orlando) where they have remained.

Brian Stewart Adams died on December 26th, 2016 around 11:00pm in Lakeland, FL. He is survived by his wife, Maureen G. Adams; his siblings, Keith Adams of Santa Clara, CA., Sylvia Adams of NC., and Roger Adams of Yarm, UK; his two children, Susan E. Moore of Lakeland, FL. and Ian S. Adams of Oklahoma City, OK.; and his three grandchildren, Megan E. Moore of Orlando, FL., Kelsy T. Moore of Orlando, FL., and Mathew J. Moore of Lakeland, FL.

He will be missed most terribly.

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Place of Birth: 
Wallasey, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
Place of Death: 
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Lakeland, Florida, United States

Comments (6)

Dear Maureen, my deepest commiserations to you and your family at this sad time.

So so sad and shocked to hear the news of Brians death. A lovely man, my cousin who always made us welcome, and
will always be remembered with love. Thinking of you Mo and all your family at this sad time.
With Deepest Sympathy and love from Sheila & David, xx

Thought my older brother Brian would appreciate it I mentioned that he was old " Vindi Boy", a Merchant Navy training ship moored at Sharpness, Gloucester, England. He joined her when he was 16 and completed a 3 month pre-sea Deck Department training course before embarking on a long seagoing career in which he began as a Deck Boy aboard the ss "Tilapa" and ended as Quarter Master aboard the Cunard Liner mv "Britannic". He served throughout the Korean Conflict aboard the troopship mv "Georgic" as both Able Seaman and Quarter Master. After marrying the love of his life, Maureen, he came ashore and worked as a Dock and Lock-Gate-Man at both the Liverpool and Birkenhead Dock systems of the River Mersey. He had a high reputation as a most trustworthy person and beginning on the Cunard ss " Parthia", was nicknamed " The Duke" because of his quiet and upright bearing and, when going on shore leave, his shipmates would leave part of their "Sub", cash draw, with him to be picked up later in the evening and knowing it was safe.
Our sister Sylvia, Brian and I were WWII Evacuees and were split up for most of the war ... of note was Brian and I ended up at St. Edward's Orphanage in Liverpool January 1941, just in time to live through the worst bombing of Liverpool that went on for six months and not reported I the media. There is lots more, but for the record, Brian did his upmost to look out for Sylvia and I through those difficult times ... being older he suffered more than we, and probably he didn't didn't say much about those years. Always proud of Brian, and told him so many times. Much loved and now missed. Middle brother Keith.

Brian was a man of high intellect with a jovial disposition and great big heart. I enjoyed our conversations and his sense of humor over the years and I am grateful to have had him as my father in law he will be sorely missed yet I celebrate the life he lived as he was a good man.

I was so sad to learn of Brian's death and send my condolences to Maureen and the family; I am the eldest daughter of Ray & Hilda Duke and Brian's cousin. I remember him as a tall, slim, quiet spoken man, with a lovely smile, who loved his children and Maureen; He stayed with our family for a short while before moving to the States, with Maureen, Susan and Ian, who were only very young at the time. I know my mum, Hilda, was very fond of her nephew, as was Dad.

For me Brian will be ever young, as those are my memories. I can only pass on our heartfelt sorrow for your family's loss and hope you will find comfort in the happy times you shared and knowing he is now at peace. Sending our love to you all.

My wife and I welcome the opportunity afforded by this web site to renew our sincere condolences to Maureen, and to all Brian's family and friends, on your sad loss. My loss too, although unlike others here, I am not really in a position to write a tribute to Brian, as I'm sorry to say I never met him. Indeed, it is to be regretted that family circumstances meant that I didn't know of his existence for the first fifty-odd years of my life, even though I am Brian's half-brother. I am sad that my wife Tina, my family and I never met him, although we heard much about Brian and the family from Keith and Sylvia, and I am pleased that at least we were able to communicate by phone and email. His sounds a remarkable life of a fine man, a credit to the Adams clan, and now sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you all.
Roger and Tina Adams (England)

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