The Life of John Wilson Adey Jr.

John W. Adey, Jr., 84, of Drexel Hill, PA, died July 20, 2022 at his longtime home in Drexel Hill. Raised in Yeadon, he was a graduate of Yeadon High and received his Bachelor's degree from Norwich University.

Commissioned as Lieutenant,  Jack served in the U.S. Army and Reserves. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of Bethany Collegiate Church. He owned and operated Adey's Exxon Station at the corner of Burmont & State Roads in Drexel Hill until his retirement in 2019.

Jack was an avid sports fan, loved Ocean City, boating and fishing. He will best be remembered as a loving family man, husband, dad and granddad.

Husband of the late Carolyn who died in 2004 and father of the late John W. "Jack" Adey, III, who died in 2019;  survivors include his daughters Cheryl Seidel (the late Kevin), Linda Stein (Harry), Wendy Moran (Jim) and Sue D'Antonio, siblings Barbara Ann Jones,  Gregory Adey, 10 grand and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be  11:00AM, Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington Cemetery.  Visitation begins at  9:30AM 

Contributions: in his memory to The Timothy School, 973 Old Lancaster Rd., Berwyn 19312, would be preferred.


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Mr. Adey was the MOST KINDEST, GENEROUS, "I'LL GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF MY BACK" kind of man.  He would pack up 4 14 year old girls in his station wagon, take us to OC for a couple of weeks to see our friend, his daughter Sue.  We stayed at his house, was fed, and entertained, just because Mr. Adey (and the whole Adey family) are EXCEPTIONALLY kind and generous.  Was taught how to water ski, boat and much more.  This happened summer after summer.  Years later I was 23, no $ on me, low on gas and had my baby son in car. Pulled in to Mr. Adey's Exxon to get gas...told attendant that I had to write a check.  Attendant laughed n said "we don't accept checks". I said "Tell Mr.Adey the check is from Jackie Rohana". Attendant did, and of course, I got questions asked.  What a SUPER KIND MAN AND FAMILY.  I, as we're many blessed to have known Mr. Adey and the whole Adey family.  🙏

Posted by Jackie R on 07/23/2022

Good memories

memories of Jack Junior through Senior High and Beyond. Rest in peace

Posted by Sandra R on 07/25/2022

Norwich University

We all lost a fine Norwich man.  He lived our values of service to America, his family and his fellow man his whole life..  Our thoughts are with his family, firends, and Norwich buddies.  May he now Rest in Peace.  RADM Rich Schneider, Norwich President Emeritus

Posted by Rich S on 08/05/2022