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EDWARD L. ADAMS JR.

Obituary Condolences

Edward L. Adams Jr.

October 19, 2011

Edward L. Adams Jr. age 76 of Fort Myers, FL died October 19, 2011. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday October 25, 2011 at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Fort Myers. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bushnell National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Kiser Funeral Home in Fort Myers. www.kiserfh.com

Ed entered life on July 4, 1935 in Chelsea MA, a patriot from birth, and departed life sitting in a favorite chair taking a short nap that led him to eternal rest on October 18th, 2011. Ed was preceded in death by his wife Connie. He leaves behind three children, Mary Ellen (Don), Amanda, and William (Rose), 6 grandchildren and his best friend, Stan Palmer and his family, family in New England and a large community of friends. Ed was a faithful man and a true patriot. He grew up on the south side of Boston and joined the Air Force at the age of 18. His career with the military took Ed and his family around the globe and included 5 tours of duty in Vietnam. At each base that Ed and his family were stationed at Ed joined the softball team, playing short stop and catcher and earning a spot on the Air Forces "All European" team. Ed was also a competitive bridge player during those years.

After 21 years of military service, he continued his career in telecommunications through a full second career with Sprint here in Fort Myers. Ed also enjoyed wood working and supported his wife's passion for crafts with his talents. Ed's family and closest friends never doubted his support of them and their goals. Since Connie's death Ed's life has been enriched by his involvement with the Bereavement group and the Men's group at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church. Ed was also very happy to welcome a new member of the family this summer when his eldest granddaughter was married.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to "Uncle Stan" for his gift of friendship, which spanned decades, through lots of baseball and many glorious road trips. These 2 men lived life from the same perspective, through good times and hard times with humor and understanding. We also wish to thank our precious neighbor Doris for lowering grampys flag to half mast upon his passing. As Ed's grandson David said, "The world should be sad when it loses a hero."

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Published in The News-Press on Oct. 23, 2011
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