David L. Adams, 74

    FALMOUTH -- David L. Adams, 74, of Falmouth, died Oct. 24, 2006, at Falmouth by the Sea. Mr. Adams was born in Springfield, Mass., a son of Dr. and Mrs. William Bradford Adams (nee Emily Leonard Haynes) of Longmeadow, Mass. He graduated from Classical High School in Springfield, and then joined the US Navy, serving in the submarine service. After the Navy, Mr. Adams married the former Nancy Baldwin of Longmeadow and attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1957 with a B.A. in business.
     Mr. Adams worked in real estate, specializing in commercial real estate appraisal. He worked in the Portland area for many years before relocating to Cincinnati and Batavia, Ohio, where he founded Adams Appraisal. Mr. Adams was president of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in Cincinnati from 1987-1989. As a young man, Mr. Adams was an avid sailor. He established the sailing club at UMO, was a charter member of the Chebeague Island Yacht Club and remained an active sailor and recreational boater for many years. Mr. Adams was a past president of the Portland Club. In Ohio, he took an interest in horses and gentleman farming. He and his wife, Kim, took great pride in showing Tennessee Walkers, one of which was a Grand Champion, named Secret.
     Mr. Adams was predeceased by his second wife, Kim DeHart Adams, after 27 years of marriage. He is survived by three daughters, Deborah A. Bowman of Chebeague Island, Eliza Jane Adams and her husband Rockland Helpin of Cumberland, Betsy B. Adams of Cambridge, Mass.; stepdaughter Lina K. Orr, of Cincinnati; stepson Ian F. Orr of Gardnerville, Nev.; brother Robert S. Adams of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Owl's Head; and seven grandchildren.
     The family is planning a private memorial service.
    Donations can be made to:
    Owl's Head Fire Department
    Care of Frank Ross, Fire Chief
    335 North Shore Drive
    Owl's Head, Maine 04854
     Arrangements are by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.
    Jones, Rich & Hutchins
    Funeral Home & Cremation Service