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Thomas S. Adamson

Born: Dec. 23, 1957; in Geneva
Died: Jan. 13, 2011; in West Chicago

WEST CHICAGO – Thomas S. Adamson, 53, a lifelong resident of West Chicago, passed away on Jan. 13, 2011, at home after a two-year battle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

He was born on Dec. 23, 1957, in Geneva, to Wayne and Betty (Welter) Adamson.

He followed in his father's footsteps and became a plumber. Tom enjoyed his guitars and was an avid gardener. He also enjoyed a good round of golf. Tom was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams included the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago White Sox.

Tom is survived by three brothers, Nick (Debbie) Adamson of Sugar Grove, Harry (Kathleen) Adamson of St. Charles and David Adamson of West Chicago; three sisters, Judy Coakley of West Chicago, Merry (Phil) Hahn of Houston, Texas, and Jeanette Adamson of Montgomery; four nieces; one nephew; five great-nieces; two great-nephews; and many relatives and friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Betty Adamson.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington Street and Main), West Chicago. Prayers Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Mary's Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Glen Cemetery in West Chicago.

Contributions in Tom's memory may be made to ALS Les Turner Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077. 630-231-0060 or www.norriswalensegertfh.com.

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