5, 1948 - September 9, 2022
Sacramento, California - Cary M. Adams, devoted husband, father &
grandfather, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 9, at his home in
September 5, 1948 in Memphis, TN, Cary was the second of four sons of Navy
Captain Thomas M. Adams and Granville Meredith 'Curly' Adams. His childhood was
spent across a number of naval bases from California to France, but he spent his
final year of High School in Arlington, VA at Wakefield, where he met the love
of his life, Carol (Nielsen) Adams. Cary & Carol were married on June 14,
1969 at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and were married for 53 years.
Cary received his BA from the University of Virginia and and his JD from the
University of Maryland School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the
Maryland Law Review.
In 1982, Cary & Carol moved to Sacramento, CA, where they made their home
for 40 years. Cary was an attorney & investor with an entrepreneurial
spirit, a passion for innovation, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He
was a founding partner at Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP, where he led their
healthcare practice, as well as a MedTech investor & founding partner of
Almond Tree Capital, founding Chairman of the Sacramento Angels, Chair Emeritus
of SARTA's MedStart program, member of the Board of Directors of Northern
California PET Imaging Center, and an Adjunct Professor. Despite his many
professional pursuits, Cary's family and community always came first. He was an
active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, an avid soccer player &
coach, skier, book clubber, wine lover, and loyal Sacramento Kings fan.
Cary is remembered by his wife, Carol; his brothers, Tom, Bill & Jim; his
daughters, Allison and Healy; three beloved granddaughters, Anabella, Sofia,
& Leah; many nieces & nephews, cousins, family members in-law,
colleagues & dear friends.
In Cary's final years, he became both an advocate for & participant in
research of radiotheranostic cancer treatments; to continue to support awareness
of and access to these treatments in the US, a fund will be established in his
name with the Oncidium Foundation. Please contact the family if you are
interested in learning more about this cause. Contributions can also be made in
memory of Cary to St. Michael's Episcopal Church of Carmichael.
Memorial services will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church at 1:00pm on
Saturday, Nov 5.
Published by The Sacramento Bee on Oct. 29, 2022