CLARENCE G. ("CLANCY:) ADAMY

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. -- Services have been held here for Clarence G. ("Clancy") Adamy, 83, retired president of the National Association of Food Chains, a forerunner of the Food Marketing Institute, Washington. Adamy was named NAFC president and chief executive officer in November 1959 and continued in those positions until his retirement in December 1976. Adamy was instrumental in the development of

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. -- Services have been held here for Clarence G. ("Clancy") Adamy, 83, retired president of the National Association of Food Chains, a forerunner of the Food Marketing Institute, Washington. Adamy was named NAFC president and chief executive officer in November 1959 and continued in those positions until his retirement in December 1976. Adamy was instrumental in the development of programs in food marketing management at several universities and was a visiting professor at Cornell University, Michigan State University and the University of Southern California. He participated the White House conferences on Food, Health and Nutrition in 1969; on the Industrial World Ahead in 1972, and on Inflation in 1974. The National Association of Wholesale Grocers presented Adamy with its Herbert Hoover Award for "outstanding achievement in humanitarian approach to distinguished service to the industry." The National Grocers Association established the Clancy Adamy Great American Award in recognition of Adamy's service to family-owned and operated U.S. grocery businesses. When he retired, the NAFC praised Adamy "for his enthusiastic and dynamic leadership."