Adam Thomas James
New York City, d. 3.December.2013,
killed in traffic.
From Kevin Bolger:
Heard from Heather that Adam was hit and died on his bike this past
week riding near his parents home in South Jersey.
First met him in 2009 when he walked in the door at 303 W 42. A
fresh faced rookie who wanted to work as a bike messenger. My former
partner Kid and I put him on not knowing at the time that he would
become an integral part of our team and one of the solid rocks that
would get us through two winters on the mean streets of NYC.
Look at that smile! His positive energy was infectious and he was
drinking deep from the cup of life that we share so readily in our
small and tough community.
He went on to work at a few other companies in New York and most
recently in Philadelphia, closer to his hometown.
So glad that I got to spend some good times with him this past
summer when we partnered for the infamous Rocky team relay in
Philli. We rode hard, caught up on life and plowed thru a few beers.
Almost managed to pull DFL in the race, we were both happy with
second to last place though, haha!
Hurts my heart to know I’m not going to see your face again Brother.
I know the spirit does not die and you are on to the next big thing.
Keep watch over us and you will always be in our hearts. Love You
Obituary for Adam Thomas James:
Adam Thomas James, 31, of Woodstown passed away on December 3, 2013.
Born in Mannington, Adam was the son of H. Thomas & Jill Clement
James. Adam was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carney’s
Point and graduated from Woodstown High School in 2000, where he was
a varsity wrestler. He went on to wrestle at Wagner College, and he
graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After college, he
lived in New York City, which to him was the greatest place on
earth, second only to Cape May, NJ.
While living in New York and later Philadelphia, Adam was employed
as a bike messenger. His greatest joy came from riding his bike, and
it took him miles and miles. He loved that bike, his surfboard, his
camera, his guitar, and Johnny Cash.
His parents, Tom and Jill, brother, Patrick Clement James,
grandmother, Judith Clement and Uncles, Glenn Clement and Dr. Ronald
James and his wife Sandra as well as many other family members and
friends survive him. His grandparents, Harry E, & Katherine
Gatanis James and Neil
Clement, predeceased him.
A viewing for Adam will be held on Sunday night, December 8, 2013,
from 5 until 8 PM at the Adams Funeral Home, 64 Broad St.,
Woodstown, NJ 08098 and again Monday morning, December 9th, starting
at 10 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 Georgetown Rd.,
Carney’s Point, NJ 08069 with services following at 11 AM. Interment
will be at Lawnside Cemetery.