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John F Adamson

Born 10/16/1923

Died 2/19/2017

Burial Date 2/24/2017

John F Adamson

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John F Adamson, Ph.D., 93, of Drexel Hill, PA, died February 19, 2017 at Lankenau Hospital.

Born and raised in Wilmington, DE he attended the Tower Hill School and Swarthmore College. His years at Swarthmore were interrupted by the outbreak of WWII. John served in The U.S. Army in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters of operation. Upon his discharge, he finished his studies at Swarthmore, class of '48 and pursued his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of PA.

Dr. Adamson worked as a clinical psychologist at the Eastern PA Psychiatric Institute in the children's unit. He pioneered the use of videotape for training to support the integration of Social Work, Psychology and Psychiatry as a diagnostic team.

John had been a longtime resident of Drexel Hill, an avid gardener and member of the former Christ Presbyterian Church.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy (nee Stauffer) Adamson who died in 1999. Survivors include his son, John M., daughter-in-law Darlene Adamson and his nieces.

Service: Funeral Service will be 1PM Friday, February 24th at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington, 2900 State Rd. Drexel Hill

Visitation: Noon to 1PM Friday. 

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Contributions: in his memory to Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore Pa 19081 would be preferred

Online Condolences: www.Arlingtoncemetery.us

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Visitation Toppitzer Funeral Home
2900 State Road
Drexel Hill
19026
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:00PM-1:00PM
Funeral

Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00PM

Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington
2900 State Road
Drexel Hill PA 19026
610-259-1111

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Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore PA 19082