In Memoriam: Remembering Our Friend and Associate, Tom Adams
Tommy "Tom" Roger Adams passed away on October 21 at the hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. A native of Kentucky, he was born on February 29, 1948.

A resident of Boynton Beach, Adams is a former member of the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) board of directors.

He recently served as director of sales of the Forum Publishing Group in Southeast Florida. In his last position he was responsible for sales, production and the operations staff. He was appointed to the CPF board in 2013 and served until 2016.

Adams was involved in a successful roofing and manufacturing company for 18 years when he decided to retire in Boyton Beach. Bored with retirement he met with Scott Patterson, the publisher of the South Florida Newspaper Network (later the Forum Publishing Group and now the Sun-Sentinel Media Group) and accepted employment as a display sales representative.

After three months of selling ads he advanced to the senior sales manager position, responsible for the Jewish Journals in the West Palm Beach area. At that time the company published numerous papers with a circulation of over 900,000.

Over the years Adams was active at the CPF conferences. He generously shared his knowledge, was the life of the receptions and was well respected by collegues.

A few comments from Facebook: "He was a wonderful man loved by all. We were blessed to have him as a boss and he made everybody feel appreciated."

"It was an honor to have known and worked with Tom. He was a special person."

"You will be missed Tom. You were the greatest boss, friend and mentor."

Adams was married to Sharon for over 50 years. They raised two grandchildren, Devin and Caitlin.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughter Jennifer Adams, grandchildren Devin Butterfield, Caitlin Copozzi and numerous brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.


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