James C. “Jim” Adams, 79, of Warren, PA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA, following a stroke.
Jim was born on July 15, 1942 in Franklin, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Thomas H. and the late Marie J. (Cavett) Adams. Jim was a graduate of John Marshall High School Class of 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio, where he enjoyed playing trumpet in the marching band and hanging out with Martha E. Steward, a band cheerleader. On August 24, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart at Christ United Methodist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1969 and his Masters of Business Administration in 1979 from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. In high school and college, he worked at A&P Grocery Stores. After college he worked as a Chartered Public Accountant in Cleveland. Jim and his family moved to Warren, Pennsylvania and spent the next 42 years settling and living in the area. He worked and retired as an internal auditor/accountant with United Refining Company of Warren. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and his cat Chamberlein. He loved model trains, played baseball as a child, and was a sports enthusiast who supported the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed traveling and volunteering at Warren General Hospital in the imaging department. Jim was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church. Always passionate about numbers, he retired on 11/11/2011 and his funeral is on 02/22/2022. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Jim is survived by his two loving daughters: Shari Adams, Richmond, VA, and Karen Adams Trapasso and her husband Andrew, of Dewitt, NY; a granddaughter Ava Elizabeth Trapasso; Nieces and Nephews: Oma Jane Adams Flener and her husband Steve of Hartford, KY, Brenda Kay Adams Tucker and her husband David, Bowling Green, KY, Cindy Sue Adams Boaz and her husband Bryant of New Albany, IN, and Tommy Adams and her wife Irene of Austin, KY, as well as nine great-nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife Martha of 58 years before his death in November 2021, and a brother, Daniel Thomas Adams and his wife Lilly.
Friends can call the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St. Warren, PA on Monday, February 21, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Pennsylvania East Avenue, Warren, Pennsylvania. from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A funeral and interment service will be held there Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bill Beatty officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmstead, Ohio. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Grace United Methodist Church. E-mail condolences can be sent by visiting www. lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.