Frederick Austin Adams

June 10, 1923March 12, 2013

Frederick Austin Adams, 89, passed away on March 12, 2013. He married Mary Lynn Longino, the love of his life, on October 29, 1945. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Fred has lived in Atlantic Beach, FL for over 30 years. Fred and Lynn had three children, Connie Adams Shea (John), Fred Adams and Marc Adams. Fred is also survived by seven grandchildren, Brian, Christie, Anna, Noah, Dr. Zach, Dr. Sam and Annie Rose; and four great-grandchildren, Carter, Catherine, Connie and William. Fred graduated as Valedictorian of his high school class. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Fred attended Rice University and the University of Alabama and obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering. Fred was a professor of Advanced Mathematics in Schenectady, New York. During his career, Fred worked as an Electrical Engineer in Research and Development, a mill manager, a Vice President of Production, an environmental consultant and a real estate broker. He worked for General Electric Company, National Container Corporation, Owens-Illinois, Papeteries Etienne in Arles, France, and the Fred Adams Real Estate Company. A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Community Presbyterian Church, 150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL with the Rev. Dr. Gabe Goodman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made in his name to Community Hospice, 4114 Sunbeam Rd. Bldg 400, Jacksonville, FL 32257.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Frederick Austin Adams

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Anna Shea

March 21, 2013

Grandpa, we have been so blessed you were a part of our lives. You have been and will remain an inspiration, a cheerleader, a teacher, a mentor, a hero, a legend to all of us. Always in your overalls, you taught us about philosophy, politics, science, religion, and finance. Most importantly, you have been the best grandfather any of us could have ever asked for or known. Your legacy will live on through us and our children. We love you very much and will miss you always. You will always remain in our thoughts and our hearts, and we are so thankful for all of you have done for all of us.

Tracey Quillen

March 20, 2013

Fred was always a joy to be around he welcomed me and my daughter Kellie into his life I will miss him so much .My heart goes out to all his family

Will and Stephanie Adams

March 18, 2013

A caring and supportive man who learned many life lessons and willingly shared his knowledge and experiece with others. Many fond memories of good family times on the Gulf Coast. Sympathy and celebration to family members of a uncle who we will always remember with pride and love.

Sarah Tapee

March 17, 2013

Giant Man, Teddy Bear Heart, Adored Lynn, Proud Dad, Enjoyed his Grandchildren and his Great Little Ones, Gave Big Bear Hugs, Kind Soul, Engineer Brain, Extremely Inventive, Unique Individualist, Novel Clothes and Shoes, -- So very fortunate he entered our lives, made all of us feel special.
Lovely Mr. Adams has a special place in my heart always. Love, Sarah

March 15, 2013

Our staff at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home would like to offer our condolences to you and your family.

Peggy DeSantis