ADAMS, Walter R.
Age 84, of Big Flats, NY, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Walter was born on September 22, 1929 in Roaring Branch, PA, son of the late Roy and Mary (Wilcox) Adams. Walter retired from JC Penney Automotive in Big Flats after many years as an auto mechanic. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved woodworking, VP of Cinderella Softball and participated in soapbox derbies in Corning, NY. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and will be missed dearly by all those who knew him. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sylva; daughters, Carol (Russell) Abel and Debbie (Bruce) Cox; sons, Michael (Dawn), Robert (Darla) and Richard (Dorothy) Adams; sisters, Phyllis (Louis) Howell, Betty Jennings, Mary (Thomas) McGuirk and Joyce Sheldon; brother, William (Nancy) Woodward; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, along with many close friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, July 21, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Daniel McCarthy officiating. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.
James D. Barrett Funeral Home
1004 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901
Published in Star-Gazette from July 19 to July 21, 2014