Farewell to ATBL Treasurer George Bell Adams,

George Adamsof Manhattan and Old Field, NY, who died at age 80 on April 24, 2011 at home in Manhattan after a valiant battle with cancer. His beloved family, friends and former colleagues will profoundly miss him. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Lucy. George was the loving father of Lisa (Jim Rowe), Marea, George Jr. (Jean) and Alison (Peter Collery) and adored “PopPop” of ten grandchildren

His philanthropic work included trustee and executive committee member of the American Trust for the British Library; Chairman of the Board of Sarah Lawrence College; President of The Greater New York Fund (United Way of New York City); fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library; member of the Yale University Council; and member of the Board of Visitors of the CUNY Law School. In retirement, George co-founded Gray Matters, an advisory group of retired professionals offering services to community based organizations.

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