John Leonard Adams

John Leonard ADAMS 1/5/54 ~ 10/16/01 Beloved son of Leonard and Mary Adams (both deceased) and brother of Lizbeth Anne Adams, who survives him. He is also survived by his nephew Chase Cooper. John was an extraordinary musician, a mathematician, an artist, and a poet who had a kind and gentle heart. Schizophrenia stripped him of his talents, separated him from his family, and deprived him of a home. His fate finally known, the friends and family who love him will gather to honor him in a private memorial. As my brother, John inspired, protected, and loved me. As his sister, I hope that kindness can be bent to the anonymous unfortunates among us; each of them is someone's beloved. Remembrances in memory of John may be made to Union Gospel Mission. See John's Online Guestbook at

Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2011