John W. Adams

March 9, 1924March 17, 2020

John Adams, 96, of Port Charlotte passed away March 17, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Carmen (Llora) Adams for 72 years.

John was born in Philadelphia on March 9, 1924 to the late John Adams and Caroline (Ceschan) Adams. As a boy he survived typhoid fever which claimed the life of his older sister Mary. John was pre-deceased by his younger sister Caroline Keefe.

A WWII veteran, John served in the Army Air Force as a radar mechanic stationed in England. His unit was part of the OSS the precursor to the CIA. He was especially proud of his service. John and Carmen settled in Jarrettown Pennsylvania, where they lived for over 20 years before moving to Florida.

In addition to his wife Carmen, John is survived by children Linda Adams, Sandra (Terry) Leach, Steve (Cathy) Adams and Patty (Mark) Smith. He will also be missed by grandchildren Daniel (Julia) Morse, Jennifer (Sean) Brennan, his four great-grandchildren Daniel, Bridget, Robert and Evelyn, as well as multiple nephews, nieces and extended family and friends.

Due to COVID-19, the service and burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made in John’s name to the American Legion at or Gary Sinise Foundation at


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Mal Llora

April 8, 2020

Uncle John was a very well respected man . I remember first meeting him when my daughter was baptised in Australia and remember him as being a man of great values and a very proud American. I didn’t know much about his life or military career but he deserved all the honours of proudly being in the service of his country. He was a loved husband, father and grandparent. Rest In Peace Uncle John.