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George P. Adams 93, of Lenox

He was at Great Barrington Savings Bank for 32 years, the last 19 of which he served as president and CEO.

George P. Adams 93, of Lenox died Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Kimball Farms in Lenox.

George Adams

George was born June 12, 1926, in Great Barrington, the son of Peter I. Adams Jr. and Martha Chamberlain Adams. In 1944 he graduated from Searles High School and two months after graduation, he volunteered and joined the U.S. Army. After serving in the Pacific, he was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. He was a truck mechanic on Okinawa when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. In 1948 George married his high school sweetheart, the former Jeanne Adams of Housatonic. In 1949 George graduated from Bryant College in Providence, Rhode Island, with a degree in business administration. After working several years at Dempsey’s Garage in Great Barrington, he joined the Great Barrington Savings Bank in 1959. While at the bank, he was a graduate of the Graduate School of Savings Banking, then held at Brown University in Providence. He was at the bank for 32 years, the last 19 of which he served as president and CEO. He retired in 1991. In retirement he enjoyed making dollhouses and other miniatures such as bridges, sugar houses, etc. He would make the dollhouses and his wife, Jeanne, would select the wallpapers. Although he made dollhouses for a few friends, most of the houses were donated by Jeanne to her church in Sheffield for the Christmas raffle. In 2006 George and Jeanne moved to Kimball Farms in Lenox where, on Aug. 28, 2018, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with friends.

A graveside service with military honors for George P. Adams will be held Friday, July 26, at noon at St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic with Rev. William P. Murphy, pastor, officiating. Services are entrusted to BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

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