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Theodore J. "Ted" Adams

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Theodore J. "Ted" Adams of Wheaton for 48 years A memorial service for Mr. Theodore J. "Ted" Adams, 80, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Neal Sadler officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. Born Aug. 30, 1924, in Chicago, he passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005. Mr. Adams was Founder and Chairman Emeritus of T.J. Adams and Associates Insurance. He served as a fighter pilot in World War II, followed by many years in active reserve, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He graduated with the class of 1950 from the Illinois Institute of Technology, was a founding member of Lima Lima flight team of Naperville, and was a former board member of the Outreach Community Ministries in Carol Stream. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, June; his children, Cynthia Conforti, Christine Gruden, Susan (Mark) Erickson and John E. (Jeannine) Adams; his grandchildren, Teresa Dempsey, Jason Conforti, Gina Griffiths, John Conforti, Tiffany Gruden, Stephanie Peterson, Stacia Lord, Chad Erickson, Jane Erickson, Blake Erickson, Brooke Adams and Bryan Adams; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Matthew United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 1420 S. Gables, Wheaton, IL 60187. Information and on-line guestbook are available at hultgrenfh.com, or call 630-668-0027.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 17, 2005
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