Thomas L. Adams Sr.

Thomas L. Adams Sr.
Former owner and operator of

Fitchburg Auto Electric for many years;

Korean Army Veteran

LEOMINSTER -- Thomas L. Adams Sr., 76, of Leominster, died Friday, August 2nd, 2013, in his home, after an illness.

Thomas was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Jamestown, Kansas, son of Glenn and Pauline (Christie) Adams. He had a stepmother, Irene Adams. He attended schools in Kirwin, Kansas, and in 1954 joined the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He had been a resident of Lunenburg for 40 years before moving to Leominster 11 years ago.

Tom was the former owner operator of Fitchburg Auto Electric for many years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fitchburg, where he served on the Board of Deacons and was the treasurer for many years. He was in charge of cooking many church suppers and well known for his delicious roast beef suppers.

He loved his family and enjoyed spending many memorable times with his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and extended family and friends. He and Bette loved to travel, especially to Branson, MO to enjoy the music and shows.

Tom leaves his wife of 55 years Bette (Goodspeed) Adams; one son, Thomas L. Adams Jr., and his wife, Karen of Templeton; two daughters, Susan Force of Leominster, and Kim Rooney of Hillsboro, NH, Shig Furukawa and his wife, Cyndee of Liaberty Lake, WA; six grandchildren, Kayleigh and Megan Force of Leominster, Kaitlin and Zachary Rooney of Hillsboro, NH, and Maya and Seiji Furukawa of Liberty Lake, WA; two sisters, Marie Crist and her husband, Alan of Madison, WI, and Anita Cypher and her husband, Earl of Nevis, MN; three sisters-in-law, Karen Stegmaier of Delphos, Kansas, Elaine Stegmaier of Agra, Kansas, and Sherrel Adams of McCook, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Carl Adams in 2004, Arnold Stegmaier in 2005, and Robert Stegmaier in 2005.

ADAMS -- A Memorial service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Fitchburg, 1400 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg. Burial with full Military honors will be private in the Massachusetts Memorial Veterans Cemetery Winchendon. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tom's memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fitchburg, 1400 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420, (

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2013