Charles Adams

Obituary of Charles J. Adams

With heavy hearts, the family of Charles J. Adams announces his passing, on December 31, 2019 at the age of 84. He was born In Beaverdale PA to the late Mary Svenda Adams and Pete Adams on January 8, 1935. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Agnes, William, John, Pat and Paul. He is survived by MaryAnn (James) Cosgrove of Sun City Center FL; Daniel (Mary Ann) Adams of Hubbard OH; Barbara (Mike) Dargay of Colver PA; and Patty (Ken) Walter of Euclid OH. There are also many Nieces and Nephews spanning 3 additional generations. Also special friends Doris Gatto and Connie Micale. Charles was a thinker and a learner, acquiring a philosophy degree through St Bernard’s seminary. He worked and retired from Eastman Kodak in International Sales. But his greatest pleasures were music and golf. Upon his retirement, he could concentrate on them. He walked a round of golf at sunrise at Craggy Brea, usually within 2 hours so as to avoid the crowds and never on the weekends. He liked the solitude and freshness of the mornings. He played the Clarinet, which he learned in High School, and Cello. He also taught himself to play the Hammer Dulcimer and Guitar. Beethoven was his most favorite composer, but many others piqued his interest. In retirement, he joined the New Horizons Band, playing Clarinet to refresh his skills. Eventually he also played in The New Horizons Clarinet Choir. Charles was a man of many hidden talents. He won awards in Photography and always had a freezer full of Kodachrome film. He painted and drew and saw things in unique way. It could be said that he hated to lose an argument, and could spend months trying to convince you that his point was logical and correct. He backed it up with numerous facts until you had to agree! Fact finding was also a joy and the internet became his hunting ground. Before any purchase, he scoured the internet, comparing prices, and researching every aspect. He loved searching the internet and learning about everything. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him well and loved him. A special thanks to the staff at Highland Hospital 4W and Penfield Place who took such good care of him. Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.
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