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“Hic and my dad became friends while serving as Wilmington police officers. The fact that Hic was a marine made their friendship even closer as my...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Paula DiEleuterio Brohawn

“Harry and I were both Marines and we both served the City of Wilmington, Delaware as Police Officers. ( Both services were at different times,...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Joe Miller - Sanford, FL

“I remember your Dad well. He was very much a part of our lives when I was young. "Hic" was y dear Dad's partner on the Wilmington Police force. He...Read More »
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“Heartfelt sympathy to you Annie for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Jackie ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Our love and prayers will always be with Harry, Annie and family. We are extemely grateful for all of the wonderful memories, which we will hold...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Charma Bell - Wilmington, DE

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: J

“Knew Sgt. Adams in the WPD starting in the late 1960s. Good man. Taught me a lot about police work and life. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas Scully - Wilmington, DE


Harry A. Adams, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Harry was born in Gargatha, VA to the late Chauncey J. and Ruby K. Adams. He graduated from Claymont high School in 1942. He then proceeded into the military and was a Private First Class in the USMC. He was on the original charter for Hall-Burke VFW on Philadelphia Pike. In 1969 he retired from the Wilmington Police Department as Sargeant after 20 years of service.

Harry was a driver for the Bay and River Authority for Delaware and worked briefly for Delaware Motor Vehicle. In 1992 he retired completely and spent much of his time fishing.

Harry was predeceased by his sons; Glenn H. and Wayne A.. He is survived by his son Harry A. Adams, II of Magnolia, DE and his daughter Mitzi Adams of Claymont, DE, his sister June Marenko of Holly Oak, family friend and his companion, Eleanor Ann Hutson of Wilmington, 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and a fur child, Ruby Delilah.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Heartland Hospice, 261 Chapman Road, Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702.