Thomas A. Adamavich
1941 - 2020
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Thomas A. Adamavich

Sheboygan - Thomas A. Adamavich, age 78, of Sheboygan, died on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Sunny Ridge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center due to complications from Covid-19. He was born in Sheboygan on November 10, 1941, the son of the late Clemons and Barbara (Jonelis) Adamavich.

Thomas attended local schools and graduated from the last class of Sheboygan Central High School in 1960. On May 1, 1965 he was united in marriage to Patricia Norris at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was a current member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and the Sheboygan Moose Lodge. In his earlier years he was a milkman for Morning Glory Dairy in Sheboygan. Thomas then was employed as a truck driver at the Piggly Wiggly/Fresh Brands warehouse, retiring after 33 years. Thomas was very proud to be a member of the Teamsters.

In his retirement Thomas was a courtesy driver for the Kohler Company for 10 years. Watching his children and grandchildren participate in their activities is what he enjoyed the most. He also enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to go up north to fish, hunt, and talk around the campfire with his cousin Bob. Thomas and Patricia also liked to go antiquing. He was especially proud of his Lithuanian heritage. Thomas had a larger than life personality with a gift for telling stories and making people laugh.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; daughter, Vicki (Tom Binder); son, Steve (Amy); grandchildren, Claire and Elizabeth Binder, Emma and Anna Adamavich. He is further survived by brothers, David Admavich and Phillip Adamavich; sisters, Laurie (Henry) Franzen and Cathy (Carl) Mersberger; brothers and sisters in-law, Judy Zelle, Linda and Larry Burger; step-mother Marian Adamavich; and his aunt, Ruth Adamavich. He is further survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father in-law, Ann and John Norris; his step father, Willard Clemens; sister in-laws Bonnie Adamavich, Alice Adamavich, and Mary Jane Norris; brother in-laws, Tom Zelle and John Norris; and niece, Lisa Marie Burger.

Due to the current public health concerns, a celebration of Thomas's life will be held at a later date.

A heartfelt thank you is extended to the entire staff at Sunny Ridge Health Care, especially Amie, Bobbi, Cassie, Jenna, and Ryan who went above and beyond in their care of Tom. We also thank the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the compassion and care that was given to him.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Thomas's name.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Sheboygan Press from Apr. 7 to Apr. 12, 2020.
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April 14, 2020
David and family,
Sorry for your loss. May Gods blessings give you comfort during this time of uncertainty.
David & Cindy Dassow
April 14, 2020
You will be missed Tom. Thoughts and prayers to the family, Patricia you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kenneth Lyons
April 11, 2020
john pungarcher
April 11, 2020
Tom was one of the really good guys that I had the pleasure of knowing and working with.
Jim Dickelman
April 9, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
April 9, 2020
Pat and the rest of the family. I'm so sad to hear about Tommy's passing. He had such a large personality and was loved by so many. I was blessed to have heard many of his stories, laugh at his jokes and admire his wisdom. Prayers for comfort and peace during the coming weeks, months and beyond. Love Steve and Kelly DenBoer
Kelly DenBoer
April 8, 2020
Tommy at my wedding 5/1/2004
You will be missed Uncle Tommy! Your smile will never fade!
Jen Adamavich Cruz
April 8, 2020
Tom was a very nice customer when I worked at Walgreens, I have since retired. He was such a nice, happy person and I always enjoyed talking to him. He would brighten my day when he showed up at our counter. So sorry for your loss, he sure was a shining star.
Deb Woodard
April 8, 2020
To the entire Adamavich family, we send our love and prayers. We are deeply saddened yet filled with good memories. We will always remember you Tom. Rest in peace friend.
Gary and Karla Kometer
April 8, 2020
To pat and family,so sorry for your loss.Tom was a great friend to many,he will be missed. May God be with you in this troubled time of sadness.Judy Schroeder
Judy Schroeder
April 8, 2020
Our condolences to Pat and family. Rest in Peace
fellow Lugen.

Jon and Gail Kissel (Kiselausky)
Sebastian, Fl
April 8, 2020
Pat, I'm so sorry to read about Toms passing. I will never forget his story of The key of the century

My thoughts and prayers are
With you during this most difficult time
Laurie Steiner
April 8, 2020
So sorry for your loss Tom was a good man and will be missed.
Larry Rupp
April 8, 2020
Pat and Family,
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. His laugh and kindness always made work more enjoyable. Tom was a class act! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Dale & Maureen Koenig
April 8, 2020
Pat, Vicki, Steve, and family, So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tom was a great man!

Terry & Amy Fox
April 8, 2020
Pat. Maggie and I just want to send our condolences to you and let you know that you're in our prayers. Tom had a great sense of humor and I always enjoy his stories. Gene & Margaret mohr
April 8, 2020
Pat, I'm so sorry for your families loss of Tom.
He was a great guy.
I always enjoyed talking to Tom.
Barbara Pike
April 8, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was a delight to know...always positive....and always had a smile. I was proud to be his dentist.
Dr. Jim Zientek DDS
April 8, 2020
Tommy is a grandpa that I didn't have. I truly enjoyed working with him at The American Club. I enjoy all his stories, humor and of course the delicious Lithuanian brats the he's so proud of. I feel so lucky getting to know him. I'm sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to all the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Yours in Sympathy,Denny Carlos
Denny Carlos
April 7, 2020
Pat and Family...My sympathies to you all.Thoughts and Prayers!Kerri Seipel(Widra)
April 7, 2020
Pat and family, I was so sorry to hear this news. He was always so nice even though I only knew him a little bit. You were all lucky to have had him in your lives. My sympathy to all of you. Rest In Peace Tom
Janie Eisenschink
April 7, 2020
Pat, Steve, Vicki, I was saddened to hear of Toms passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. He will be missed.
Lisa Zastrow
April 7, 2020
Enjoyed working with Tom. And the Lugen Wurst we as great
Jeffrey Behrens
April 7, 2020
To the entire Adamavich family very sorry for your loss. Tom was gentleman of the first degree. His humor alway brought a smile to any room he entered. Rest In Peace friendTom and Sue Field
Tom Field
April 7, 2020
Dear Adamavich Family:

I was sorry to read of Thomas' passing. I grew up across the street from his dad, Clemmie as we called him, a man with a heart of gold in the neighborhood.

May God bless Thomas and all of your.

Bob Drews
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