• Hultgren Funeral Home
    Wheaton, IL
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Theodore J. "Ted" Adams
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June 29, 2005
Mrs. Adams, Chris, John and family,
Please accept my belated sympathy over the passing of Ted Adams. He truly has left a remarkable legacy in the insurance industry, the aviation industry, community, friends and family. The Lima Limas did a flyover at the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade. I happened to be at the centermost point as they made their passes and could not help but think about Mr. Adams as they performed. You remain in my prayers. Penny O'Neill
June 28, 2005
Accept my sympathy on the loss of your great leader. It was an honor to work for Mr. Adams.
June 08, 2005
My condolences to everyone who knew Ted.I will always remember OSH 83 when T-34 formation got rolling.
June 01, 2005
I will miss Ted very much. What a great pilot and a fine example of a great character.
May 20, 2005
Our deepest sympathy to June and her family. There are many happy memories of flying, Boy Scouts, cookouts and great conversations with Ted. He will be remembered in our prayers. Love, Barb and Bruce
May 20, 2005
June, Chris, John & Family,

Deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Ted. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work with for many years. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
May 18, 2005
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. Mr. Adams will be missed very much.
May 18, 2005
Dear John and family: Ted was truly a special person. My thoughts and and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Karen Dolinick
May 18, 2005
Ted Adams was a very special person. He touched many lives and we are privileged that he touched ours. Our lives would have been very different if not for Ted. Rest in peace, our good friend - you've earned it.
May 17, 2005
For most of us, one of the greatest things about flying T-34s is the people we meet. Lifelong friendships are forged from the common love of this 50 year-old airplane. I have been particularly fortunate to be able to associate with some of the finest men of our generation.
Ted Adams was a member of Tom Brokaw’s “Greatest Generation”. He flew P-47s in World War II and retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel. Ted was a charter member of the Mentor Flyers, the flying club which spawned the Lima Lima Flight Team. Ted was also an early leader of the team. One of the smoothest pilots we knew, Ted earned the sobriquet “Stick” for his seat-of-the-pants flying talents.
We knew him primarily as a great pilot, but Ted was much more than that. Ted and June raised 3 daughters and 1 son. Their children gave them 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Ted was also a great businessman, founding a multi-million dollar insurance agency in Oakbrook, Illinois.
But the thing we will remember most about Ted is his positive attitude toward people. It was nearly impossible to get Ted to say a bad word about anybody. In fact, he was more likely to go out of his way to say good things about you. When Bill Cherwin and I went to his retirement party from the insurance business, it was to tell a room full of business associates about the great pilot we knew. When Bill and I got up to pay tribute to Ted, he promptly took over the microphone and told them what great pilots we were!
On May 14, 2005, Ted joined that great formation of pilots who will never grace our skies again. We will forever miss him, but we will never forget his grace and good humor.

Lou Drendel
May 17, 2005
Tiffany, Chris and John,
I am very sorry to hear about your father/grandfather. He was already retired when I got to TJA but having met and worked with the three of you I only can imagine that he was a wonderful man. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
May 17, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
May 17, 2005
May God's love and peace embrace you in your hour of sorrow.
May 17, 2005
I've been an employee at TJ Adams almost a year so I've not had the honor to know Ted Adams but I certainly have heard of the legend. Please know that his reputation has spread even to those not known. I heard of his great character and honesty in an industry where it is not always visible or shown. I heard he lead the way by example for others to follow, his mark being carried on today.

You all are truly such nice people and my wish for you is peace and comfort in this time of loss.
May 17, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless you, Chuck & Debbi Brantley.
May 17, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I did not know Mr. Adams I do know that his company has been a good place to work.
May 17, 2005
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Jeanne Whitfield- T.J.Adams Group
May 17, 2005
Dear June & Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ted was a most memorable and wonderful person and will never be forgotten.
May 17, 2005
My love and prayers are with you all.
May 17, 2005
Dear June and Family, Nancy and I offer our sympathy and prayers for Ted and you. We did a great thing.
May 17, 2005
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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