Homer R. Adams, 86, Navy vet, Armstrong supervisor, Lititz Springs Park board member, deer hunter

By on December 7, 2016

Homer R. Adams, 86, of Lititz, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Lancaster General Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Born in Farmersville, he was the son of the late Homer Z. and Alverta Cooper Adams; and the stepson of the late Catherine Fleischmann Adams. Homer was the loving husband of June M. Strohm Adams, and they observed their 63rd wedding anniversary in June.

In 1986 Homer retired from Armstrong World Industries where he worked as a general production supervisor for many years. In the same year, Homer received the President’s Award for Excellence from Armstrong World Industries. A veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an active and faithful member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz; and also served on the board of trustees for the Lititz Springs Park. His interests included attending public auctions, refinishing furniture, deer hunting in Lycoming County, and working in his yard. He had a lifelong passion for his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife, June, are two daughters: Kim M,. wife of Sean Shannon Sr.; Kay E., wife of Scott Burky, all of Lititz; five grandchildren: Kate, Stephen, Autumne, Sean Jr., and Meaghan.

He is preceded in death by two sisters: Flora Adams Martin and Ruby Adams Hess.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Homer’s service of remembrance and thanksgiving at the Luther Acres Community Room, 250 St. Luke Drive, Lititz, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family in the Luther Acres Community Room on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be private in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Homer’s memory to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543; Luthercare Caring Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543; or American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Lititz, assisted Homer’s family with the arrangements.

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