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Dr. John W. (Jay) Adams

05/01/1933 - 01/01/2020

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Dr. John W. (Jay) Adams passed away at his family home in Salt Lake City on New Years Day 1-01-20 after a long siege of Dementia. He was born 5-01-33 in American Fork, Utah to Margaret & Raymond Adams. He graduated from East High School and served in the U. S. Army as Chaplin Assistant. He attended The University of Utah, USC Northridge and graduating from Georgetown University where he received his Dental degree. His long and prestigious career was spent at Fairview Developmental Center, Costa Mesa, Calif., where he retired after receiving numerous awards for his service.

A kind and loving person, he was admired by those who were fortunate to know him. Survived by David L. Brown, life partner, Capistrano Beach, Calif., C. Michael & Susan J. Brown, special brother and sister, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his mother, father and stepfather Val Johner. The family wishes to thank Heartwood Home Care and Medicare Hospice for their kind caring assistance. Interment will be in Salt Lake City Cemetery 1-08-20.

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  • Dearest Dave.

    I am so very sorry that you have lost your very best friend, partner and love of your life.
    I am sorry that I didn’t know Jay so well. I sure didn’t know that he was a Dr. of dentistry. No wonder he was such a handsome guy. His smile was a million dollar smile. I have only two pictures of you two. Well one is of you and Jay and the other is of Jay by himself. I think it must have been when your mom and dad brought me out to California with them. Do you remember? I will dig them out and send them to you. I meant to that with the Christmas card I sent Mike and Susan. But I put it down and couldn’t find it again.
    If I can do anything for you I will do it. I love you , your cousin , Rosalind.

    — Rosalind Callahan
  • bula David

    it is very sad to know passing of John . sorry we got this message late as we were closed. we have lost a very close friend of ours . i still remember passed good moments you had with our family .

    man with a beautiful smile
    rest in peace John.
    condolence from Kanta singh and family

    — kanta singh and family
  • bula David

    it is very sad to know passing of John . sorry we got this message late as we were closed. we have lost a very close friend of ours . i still remember passed good moments you had with our family . we will miss you

    man with a beautiful smile
    rest in peace John.
    condolence from Kanta singh and family

    — kanta singh and family

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