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PALM BAY, Fla. - William Scott Adair, 58, of Palm Bay, Fla., passed away suddenly on April 29, 2013, in an aviation accident.
Scott was born in Portland on Jan. 10, 1955, and attended Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough schools. He graduated from Scarborough High School in 1973 and went onto college at the University of Maine, Orono. Scott played goalie for the Maine Black Bears hockey team and was an avid Boston Bruins fan. He was a self-taught musician, specializing in bass guitar, which he played for more than a decade in the classic rock band 'The Impalas.' His passions were participating in shows at the Lewiston- Auburn Community Little Theater and teaching students to fly powered paragliders (PPGs).
An avid and experienced PPG pilot himself, Scott loved to educate people about the sport. Recently, Scott worked with the Palm Bay Police Department to develop their Search Operations Aerial Response program, in which he trained officers to use PPGs for law enforcement purposes. He helped to organize numerous fly-ins throughout Maine and Florida. His love of adventure and his fierce love of friends and family will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Roberta 'Bobbie' Violette Adair of Palm Bay, Fla.; children Robyn Adair (Daniel Meade) of Schaghticoke, N.Y., Ryan Adair (Jen Adair) of Auburn; granddaughter Molly Meade; mother Helen Stover Adair of Cape Elizabeth; step-mother Kitty/ Melody Adair of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sisters Susan Ross of Scarborough, Sherry Taylor of Gorham, brother Robert Adair Jr. of N. Conway, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Fountainhead Funeral Home in Palm Bay, Fla., on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Services in Maine will be held at Hobbs Funeral Home on May 18 at 11 a.m., 671 US Rt 1 in Scarborough.
In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations in
Scott's memory be made to:
The Palm Bay Police Athletic League
1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE
Palm Bay, Florida 32905
William Scott Adair
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 5, 2013