Michael Caswell Adams


ObitAdams_101014AMichael Caswell Adams, 81, of Jupiter, Fla, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on April 23, 1933, and attended Portsmouth Abbey School and Cornell University.

His wife of 50 years, Mary Lioba, predeceased him in 2009. Mike spent a long career in liquor sales. He gave freely of his time to his family, friends, and community, including many years in civic service. On Long Island, he was Commodore of Port Washington Yacht Club and served as Commissioner of the Manhasset Park District.

In 2004, he moved to Florida, where he served as President of Tequesta Country Club, volunteered at the Jupiter Medical Center, and was President of the Jupiter Harbor property owners association.

Mike is survived by his three children: Michelle McGann (Stephen), of Manhasset, Christopher (Marian) of Garden City, and Gregory (Julie) of London, UK. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren: Ryan McGann, Brendan McGann, Madeline Adams, Brigid McGann, Brendan Adams, Caroline Adams, Lucy Adams, and Amelia Adams. He is also survived by his significant other, Lynn Jackson.

The viewing will be held at Aycock Funeral Home in Jupiter from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 8. His funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Tequesta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Jupiter Medical Center. Online condolences may be made at www.aycockfuneralhomejupiter.com

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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