May 1, 1947 – November 22, 2019
Michael Helman MacAdams, born May 1, 1947, in Dallas, Texas, to Marjorie and Lewis MacAdams, passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2019, in Plano,Texas, at the age of 72. Michael graduated from the St. Marks School of Texas where he served on the alumni board. He received his bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from SMU.
Mike cared deeply about people and spent his life serving and helping others in countless ways. Mike was president and founder of the MacAdams Financial Group, where he and his wife and business partner Jane MacAdams, continue to devotedly serve their clients.
Mike was a bright light in this world, touching the lives of many. An innate philanthropist, Mike has served the community through his active involvement with local non-profit organizations. He was currently the Board Chairperson of Youth with Faces and was a past board member of Jewish Family Services. Through his involvement in his AA and Al-Anon communities, he used his personal journey to instill hope in the lives of other fellow travelers.
Mike was the most devoted and fun husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He is survived by wife Jane Zaika MacAdams, daughters Evan MacAdams (Dan Gubasta) and Elie MacAdams, siblings Lewis MacAdams Jr., Katherine MacAdams Howard, and Alan MacAdams, in addition to many more loved ones who will all miss him eternally.
A ceremony to celebrate the life of our beloved Michael Helman MacAdams will be held at 1:00 PM on December 20, 2019, at Temple Emanu-El in Stern Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Youth with Faces to honor the memory of Mike MacAdams. www.youthwithfaces.org 6333 E. Mockingbird Suite 147-872 Dallas, TX 75214 214-926-5344
Celebration of Life
Friday, December 20, 2019
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December 19, 2019
Meeting Mike for the first time was like running into an old friend. He was warm, open and made you feel as if what you what you were saying was important and insightful. I enjoyed every conversation and suspect this was the case for most people. I am deeply saddened by the loss you have experienced. Sending heartfelt condolences to Jane, Evan, Elie, Lewis, Katherine, Alan and all of his loved ones.
December 11, 2019
My heart goes out to Jane & Mike's entire family. May loving memories comfort them during this incredibly difficult time. This news is heartbreaking. After my dad's sudden and tragic death in 2017, I do not know what I EVER would have done without Mike's support & guidance. I was left to manage my dad's estate and I didn't know where to even start. Mike & Jane were with me every single step of the way, and Mike's assistance made getting through the aftermath of my dad's passing tolerable. Mike was amazingly supportive and caring, and during that tough time, became a lifelong friend, a friendship that I will always cherish -- Mike will always have a very special place in my heart.
December 2, 2019
Please accept my deepest sympathies in the wake of Mike's passing. Mike was a great team mate and friend during our time shared at St. Mark's. He was a very positive influence on us all during our "formative" years.
Britt Kolar SM 1964
November 29, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Family of Michael. May God give each of you the strength to carry on in these trying times. Please take comfort in God's promise found in ISAIAH 26:19 & JOHN 5:28-29
November 28, 2019
I am the lucky one babe ❤️❤️❤️