Daniel Adams

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 1947
Date of Passing: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

WOOSTER - Daniel Adams, 70, of Wooster died Friday, October 20, 2017 at Aultman Hospital in Canton. 

Dan was born April 9, 1947 in Livingston, New Jersey to John Daniel and Joann Hickey Adams.

Dan earned his B.S. in History from The College of Wooster in 1969 and Masters degrees in School Counseling and in School Psychology from the University of Akron. He also held a Diplomate in Neuropsychology.  He was a school psychologist for over 40 years in many of the area schools where he helped local youth reach their potential.

He was a teacher in Norwayne Schools, a guidance counselor at Canal Fulton and a school psychologist for many of the Wayne County Schools.

Dan was a soccer player for over 57 years, earning All-State Honors in New Jersey and All Conference and All Ohio at The College of Wooster where he also served as co-captain.  He coached soccer programs at both Triway and Wooster City Schools.  Dan helped start the Wooster High School Girls’ Soccer Program and served as its first coach.

Dan was a lifelong fisherman who loved his time on the water.  No one could filet a fish like Dan.  He welcomed people to fish in his pond and was always eager to teach young and old how to bait a hook and cast a line.

Dan was a true friend, a great leader in his field, and community and College of Wooster activist.  He was a member of the Wooster Jaycees and the Wooster Exchange Club.

Dan is survived by his wife of over 34 years, Jennifer Bishop Adams, son Nic Adams of Huntington, WV; sisters Sharon (Jim) Noonan of Salisbury MD and Christine (John) Kimmins of Brick, NJ; a brother Mike (Denise) Adams of Hampton, NJ, many nieces and nephews, and scores of close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be directed to the College of Wooster Mens’ Soccer Program, c/o Gault Alumni Center, 1012 Beall Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com


Memorial Contributions: 

College of Wooster Soccer Program, c/o Gault Alumni Center, 1012 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Celebration of Life Service at a later date


Jen and Nic and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of Dan. He always had a happy heart and a smiling face and a great laugh.Ialways enjoyed talking to him. He will be greatly missed. May God confort and keep you and may his peace rest upon you.

My deepest sympathy to you, Jen. I always appreciated seeing and working with Dan. Knowledgeable, genial and quick-witted, he was a class act all the way around.

A true man willing to go over and above what anyone could ask from him. My parents worked for Wooster City Schools and thats how I got to know Mr. Adams.
RIP Mr. Adams as I know you will be looking over everyone you came in touch with. The soccer angels will have a great teammate and coach.

I had the honor of meeting Dan when my kids were in school. He was such a caring and will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

I am deeply saddened by the news. Dan was a real sport an always fun to be around. My most sincere condolence.

Way to soon for such a fine person to leave us. Although I haven't seen Dan in a long time, I fondly remember his years at Wooster. So sorry.

So sorry Jenny and Nick, Dan was a good, dedicated, giving man. I know he will be missed by many. I appreciate the times when Mark use to bring the kids over to fish on your pond. Sincerely sorry for your loss.

Jenni and Nic, my heart breaks for you. Dan always extended kindness towards me when we would run into each other. When I would walk away after being in Dan's presence I would feel like a million bucks. I will miss his smile and bear hugs. May our great God be your comforter. Love and hugs, Nic and Jenni.

It was a joy to work with Dan, and his smile was contagious! He will be missed! Prayers for you all.

Jen and Nic, I was heartbroken to hear of Dan's passing. I had the honor of working side by side with him for many years at Wooster. I remember his contagious smile as he would literally fly in and out of his office. He didn't have a slow speed. He really was the epitome of the phrase "loving life". You couldn't turn down a request when Dan asked. He was persuasive, but always respectful. He taught me so much about school psychology, but also about how to live a good life. He leaves a wonderful legacy. Love to you, Nic and family,

My sincerest sympathy to you, Jenny. Working with Dan was always special because he was eager to learn/teach, always wanted what was best for students and loved to laugh (at himself and with you!) I am saddened for you, your family and the community who lost a good man.

Dear Jen,
My first memories of Dan and you are on the Wooster soccer fields. Dan had boundless energy on the field as he peddled his foot moves and ball around all the while leading everyone else on the field. He was kind and joyful. My condolences to you and all the family.


Dan was a great friend. In our younger years in the late 1970s, Dan and I shared the farmhouse at 959 Heyl Road with John Bone. We all very active in the Wooster Jaycees in those days. I still remember fondly my stay at the Adams place on the Jersey Shore back in 1977. See the photo at https://scontent.fmnl7-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22713328_10214032477907... --Sincere condolences to the family. See more photos from 1975-80 years in Wooster at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214032385545477&set=pcb.102140...

So sorry to read about Dan's death. We will always remember the fun tennis times. Jen and Nic you are both in our thoughts and prayers. Doug sends his condolences too. May God be with both of you during this difficult time.

Fred, Roni & Doug Porr

Dan was a great doubles partner in tennis. He was always full of fun and positive. I got to play with he and Nic many times over the last 10 years. I send sympathies to the family. He will be missed.

Jen and Nick, we were saddened to hear about Dan's passing. We feel blessed to have gotten to know him through the years that our boys played soccer together. We always enjoyed talking to him, he was a genuinely nice person. He always had something nice to say about all the boys on the soccer team. Cody and Chance said they liked when he would talk to them about the game and give them tips. Everyone love when he was the announcer for the triway soccer games, he was a hoot. We will miss him.

Rest in peace, Mr. Adams.

Sorry for your loss I did not know Dan well but I know you. We will be praying for you and your family.

My sincere condolences,Jen. May you find peace in all your fond memories. Even though we didn't see him much in later years Tom and I sure had fond memories of him from back in the 70's. May he rest in peace and we will meet again. You and Nic are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dan was more like a brother to us than a brother-in-law. We are so grateful that he became a part of our family and we treasure all the wonderful times together. We hope you're up there fishing, Danny Boy!
God Bless.

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