Harold L Adam

March 16, 1933May 27, 2018

Harold L. Adam died on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at his residence. He was eighty-five years of age. Born in Allentown PA, he was the son of the late Earl and Aquilla (Balthaser) Adam. Harold lived in Chalfont PA for the last year and a half, and had previously been a resident of Garland TX, as well as Rochester NY. He was a graduate of Kutztown High School Class of 1951 and a U.S. Army Veteran.

As an electronics technician, Harold had been a longtime employee of Western Union in Rochester and was employed by Eastman Kodak in both Rochester and Dallas.

Harold was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golf. As a hobby Harold loved to tinker with electronic gadgets, building radios and televisions.

Harold was the beloved husband of Joan Murray Adam for fifty-two years before her death in 2008. He was the devoted father of Earl Adam (Sherry) of Rochester NY, Marlene Reasoner (Daniel) of Chalfont PA, Karen Adam of Shortsville NY and Scott Adam (Minya) of Redmond WA. Harold is also survived by his sister Ruth Rohrbach (Daniel) of Kutztown PA, as well as twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Relatives and Friends are invited to graveside services and inurnment at 10 am on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the New Bethel Zion Cemetery, 1343 Long Lane Road, Kutztown PA 19530. Donations may be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 595 West State Street Doylestown, PA 18901.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Susan Mauthe

June 3, 2018

We met Joan and Harold when we moved into our home right behind them in 2000 in Garland, TX. We often visited whenever one of us was coming or going.

Years after Joans passing, we would visit Harold. He loved talking about his kids and grandkids. He was always watching some sports show on TV. He made sure our kids were well "treated" for Halloween. We enjoyed watching over him when Karen was out of town. He liked trying our different recipes for dinner. He never complained so I guess he liked them well enough!

Our thoughts and prayers go to the family in this time of mourning. Harold often spoke of his late wife and it is a comfort to know they are reunited now.

Mario & Lillian Bonfiglio

June 3, 2018

It is with sadness that we learned of Harold's passing. Our ties go back to 1964 when we moved to Dorbeth Road in Rochester. At that time, the street was populated with young families with children, and our families quickly became good friends. Harold and Joan were always there to lend a helping hand whenever we or others needed one, supporting each other during both happy times and challenging situations. Happy times include sitting outside and sharing a cold beer with friends, attending the Rochester Red Wings baseball games and of course, the almost daily ritual of playing golf in our homemade course which connected our yards. Although time has diminished some details, the memories of true friends like Harold and Joan will remain. May the family find strength and comfort in their happiest memories.

Jessica Walters

June 1, 2018

So sorry to hear about Harold, my sincere condolences.