Richard D. "Dick" Adamski
1935 - 2020
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Adamski, Richard D. "Dick" Hickory Corners Richard Dominick Adamski, age 85, of Hickory Corners passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2020. Dick was born on January 9, 1935 in Hamtramck, Michigan, the son of Dominik and Clara (Michalczak) Adamski. Dick was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and was a tool and die supervisor for General Motors for 32 years, retiring in 1988. On June 26, 1954, Dick married his high school sweetheart, Jane (Silarski) Adamski and together they raised a family of eight children – passing along their love and respect of their shared Polish heritage. Jane preceded him in death on March 5, 2017. "Dick and Jane" were devoted to their family and could always find the time for the constant stream of sports events, scouting activities and anything else coming their way. Always staying busy, even more so in retirement, Dick loved working on handyman projects, spending time helping others fix things, working with his tractor, fishing at his cottage, following the Detroit Tigers, playing cards and working on jigsaw puzzles … and he never gave up trying to be a golfer! He looked forward to solving world problems during Thursday morning breakfasts with his favorite buddies every week. Dick enjoyed wintering in Florida for over 30 years and was a charter member of the Hitching Post Follies. He was an active member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was integral to many projects around the church throughout the years. Dick will be remembered as a one of a kind man who was a friend to all. Dick is survived by his children: Dennis R. (Jane) Adamski, Daniel R. (Sally) Adamski, David E. Adamski, Donald J. (Becky) Adamski, Debra A. (Donald) Hartman, Donna M. Adamski, and Diane A. (Bill) Clancy; nineteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, with one on the way; good friend, Maggie Dingledine, and seven nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane Adamski; son, Darin Adamski; daughter in law, Jill Adamski; and sisters: Christine Elgart and Joan Lane. Dick's family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12, 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home where the rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM. Private mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Battle Creek Veterans' Administration or St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Delton. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Dick's family.



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Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
What a guy. Loved working with him. Always there when you needed him. He will greatly be missed. RIP my friend.
John Dykstra
Coworker
August 14, 2020
Thank you forever Dick, for bringing a much-needed period of peace and happiness into the life of a woman who needed you desperately. You will be missed.
Kristine King
Friend
August 12, 2020
Wishing comfort for Dick's family and his many friends. Always remaining youthful, whether riding his bicycle in Florida, working together with friends on projects at the Hitching Post, or coordinating so many volunteers for their spaghetti dinner, where we last had a happy visit with him this year; Dick lived his life with enthusiasm, dedication, and loyalty.
Russ & Sandy Davis
Friend
August 11, 2020
Dick was a very good boss and nice man. Condolences to His Family. May He rest in eternal peace.
Larry N Bontrager
Coworker
August 10, 2020
Dick was such a great person. Always had a huge smile for everyone. R. I.P. Our good friend
Robert and Linda Florian
Friend
August 10, 2020
He was my good old Polish buddy. We hugged and kissed everytime we saw each other. Will miss his hugs and his joyful and pleasant personality. Our condolences are with the family .
Lily and Ben Kanipe
August 10, 2020
What a wonderful guy and friend. The world has lost one of the best “Angels “ in this world.
Rog &Rosebud Buhl
August 10, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Connie Endres
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