Mr. Herman Adam

March 29, 1926October 16, 2011

Herman M. Adam joined his wife on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the age of 85. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion “Pete” Parria Adam and the loving father of Shelby J. Adam, Sr. (Lucy) and Dwight J. Adam (Linda). He was the devoted grandfather of 7, the great-grandfather of 8 and the great-great-grandfather of 2. He was the son of the late Milton Adam and Mary Beatrice Tranchant Adam.

Herman was a lifelong resident of Lafitte and a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Army. He was owner and co-founder of Adam’s Grocery and Picnic Grounds in Lafitte. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 1905 for 55 years, elected to the office of the Democratic Committee for 8 years, a member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV. He worked for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office as a school crossing guard for 36 years and he worked for the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Courts for 4 years. Herman was also a Draft Board Member for 28 years and a member of the SWAP in Lafitte for 3 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 2653 Jean Lafitte Blvd, Lafitte, LA 70067. Visitation will begin at 8:00 AM and will last until 12:00 PM at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church. Burial will then follow at St. Pius X Mausoleum in Crown Point, LA. Condolences may be offered online at

The family would like to thank Wynhoven Nursing Home and the Notre Dame Hospice group and employees for their wonderful care at his time of need.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 20, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mr. Herman Adam

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Sheila Laugharn

October 21, 2011

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Melissa Pintado

October 20, 2011

Heartfelt sympathies to all of the Adam family. God comfort you and help you find peace during this time of sorrow.

~ Melissa and Sadie

October 19, 2011

Mr. Herman was a great guy. He and my family went to school together (Joe and Sylvia Schieffler). Every Sunday we would visit my grandmother Mary in Lafitte and we would stop to see Mr. Herman. Those were the days. RIP Mr. Herman.

Danielle Adam Pecoraro

October 19, 2011

PAW-PAW! I know I haven't told you, but I am very proud to call you my grandfather. You have left memories behind with everyone you've known or even came in contact with for a brief moment. I'm so sorry I didn't have the courage to visit, please forgive me. I will always love you and remember the good. May you reunite with Maw Maw and please let her know I love and miss her too.

October 19, 2011

And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up, these to indefinitely lasting life...

Mike Williams

October 19, 2011

When anyone would say the name Herman Adam they had thoughts of family outings, fishing and crabbing. Only good, fun thoughts. What a great way to be remembered. This was a great lost to Lafitte. He will be missed, but he has went home to Ms. Pete. (Mike Williams)