Adam Irving Jr., 79, died peacefully on April 22, 2023 in his home in Greensboro, NC, surrounded by his family. Born in Orange, NJ, on May 1,1943, Adam grew up primarily in Ridgewood, NJ, where he married his high school sweetheart, Susan Scott, on July 7, 1961, two weeks after the pair graduated from Ridgewood High School. And, so began the adventure of a lifetime.
Adam earned his bachelor’s degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1966 and began a career at RCA Global Communications in NYC that spanned twenty years. It was a career path that led him to move with his wife, Susan, and their two young children to Guam from 1968-1970. Upon returning to the states, a third child was born, and the family eventually settled in Mendham, NJ, where they resided until 1996 when he retired to Holly Springs and then to Greensboro, NC.
Adam loved to travel both in and out of the country. He took pleasure in the road less traveled and enjoyed out-of-the-way places where he might discover new things. He and Susan also loved to explore the US on wonderful road trips, always taking the scenic route. Adam was genuine, kind, and giving of his time. He volunteered in many capacities. He served as the President of the Farmers and Sportsmen Game Association in Mendham, was President of the Nat Greene Fly Fishers of Greensboro whose function is to “take an active role in educating local children, adults, and scouting organizations in the principles of conservation, ecosystem management, and in introducing them to the enjoyment of tying, casting, and fishing artificial flies.” He spent his final years in Greensboro as the president of his homeowners’ association, where neighbors referred to him as the “man in the silver truck,” always willing to lend a hand for a neighbor.
Adam was an avid hunter and fisherman who took pleasure in all nature has to offer and enjoyed nothing more than a walk in the woods, a day on a trout stream, or riding waves and building sandcastles at the beach. But above all, his greatest joy was his wife of 61 years, Susan, and the time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Adam is preceded by his parents, Helen and Adam Irving, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Susan, his sister, Lynn (Ed) Blanton of El Dorado Hills, CA, his daughter, Leslie (Michael) Conway of Branchburg, NJ, his son, John, (Kelly) Irving of Holly Springs, NC, his daughter, Elizabeth (Phillip) Lusardi, of Willow Spring, NC, his eight grandchildren, Zachary (Meghan) Conway, Allison Conway, Luke Conway, Susan Lusardi, Isabela Lusardi, Jack Irving, Katelyn Irving, Megan Irving, and his two great granddaughters, Cora and Logan Conway.
A celebration of life will take place on June 3, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Deep River Plantation Clubhouse
4353 Grassy Moss Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial gifts be forwarded to the hospice:
2500 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405
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