BOYCE M. ADAMS (1930–2006)
A friend and committed member of the KSTF Board of Trustees, Boyce M. Adams passed away on June 21, 2006. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Mr. Adams was a dynamic and leading force in industry and public service in the southern New Jersey region.
Early in his career Mr. Adams was founder and president of U.S. Operations for Wayne Kerr, Ltd., a British manufacturer of precision laboratory instruments. His vision and leadership continued to be demonstrated in leading roles for an array of innovative businesses in the high-tech industry. Mr. Adams developed several patents on electrostatic printing, photo-digital recording equipment and electronic devices for motor speed control. He served as Director, Treasurer and Executive Vice President of Spectron Corporation, a world leader in data communication and test control equipment, as well as officer, director and investor in a variety of other high-tech business ventures.
Community service was a dominant focus of Mr. Adams’ life. He was tireless in his commitment to The United Way, American Heart Association, New Jersey Housing Opportunity Fund and Moorestown United Fund. A longtime trustee for Ocean City Tabernacle Association, Mr. Adams was founder and longtime president of Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc., a non-profit housing association.
Mr. Adams received numerous awards for his volunteer service, including the 1983 Citizen of the Year of Moorestown, NJ and the 1984 Distinguished Service Award by Burlington County, NJ Office on Aging. Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, the neuropathologist Lucy B. Rorke-Adams, three daughters and ten grandchildren.