The second of five children, Ronald T. Adams J.D. ’76 grew up in Florida and Colorado—with a stint in California—before settling down in Portland, Oregon. Ron was a passionate academic, earning a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois. He studied atomic physics at UC Davis and engineering economic systems at Stanford. Ron received his J.D. from SCU in 1976 before moving to Portland, where he practiced law with Black Helterline until his retirement in 2013. Ron was an avid tennis player, enjoyed biking, and traveled extensively with his family and friends. His dry sense of humor was well known and his wise council always appreciated. On Aug. 14, 2017, he passed away at home surrounded by family due to ALS. He will be remembered for his warm heart, personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and kindness. Ron is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debbie; sons Tracy and Greg and daughters Sarah and Emily; their spouses; and grandchildren.

08 Nov 2018