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Thomas Tilley ADAMS

Thomas Tilley ADAMS

ADAMS - Thomas Tilley Attorney, died at home on December 16, 2015 at 86 years of age. The cause of death was cancer. Born in Orchard Park, NY on October 9, 1929 to Floyd Tilley and Clara Potter Adams, he was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Smith Adams and is survived by his four children, Julia Adams, Janet Adams, Claire Adams and Douglas Adams; and three grandchildren, Andrew Jordan, Emmett Adams and Thomas Adams. Thomas Adams graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1951, served as a Captain in the USAF in Korea from 1951 to 1953, and earned a JD from Cornell Law School in 1957. A member of both the New York and Connecticut Bars, he began his legal career in New York City with Davies, Hardy & Schenck from 1957 to 1963. He then became a founding principal of Gregory & Adams in Wilton, CT, practicing there from 1963-2001, and was of counsel from 2002 until the time of his death. He was admitted to the U. S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), and to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus award from Cornell Law School, the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America, and was admitted to the Apperson Society from the Lake George Land Conservancy. A memorial service will be held January 16, 2 PM, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT, with a 3:30 PM reception following at Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT. The family requests that any donations be made to either the Wilton Library or the Black Watch Memorial Library of Ticonderoga, NY

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