David M. Adams, 57, of Mt. Holly Springs, passed away with family by his
side on Saturday, January 16, 2010, in his home. He was born on Tuesday, March 18, 1952, in Carlisle, and was a son of the
late Sylvester C. and Betty (Strine) Adams.
Dave was a 1970 graduate of Carlisle High School and had worked for the
former Con-Rail and Norfolk-Southern Railroad for the past 38 years. Dave enjoyed hunting and the movies.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. (Shumaker) Adams of Carlisle, a daughter,
Lauren R. Adams of Carlisle, two brothers; Thomas Adams of Newville and Richard Adams of Carlisle, a sister, Bonnie Roush
of Newville, a grandson, Brydon McConnell of Carlisle, his companion, Heidi M. Delp of Mt. Holly Springs and several nieces
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010
from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Carlisle Elks Lodge, 120 W. Ridge St., Carlisle with Peg Jones officiating. There will be no
viewing. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, assisted the family with
the arrangements. Memorials contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, P.O. Box 266, Enola, PA 17025.
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God saw you getting tired and
a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking
hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
You will greatly missed and in our
hearts forever, you were my best friend and a great brother.
Love Tom, Deb, Jason and Mark
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His
arms around you and whispered "come to me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we
loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts
to prove to us, He only takes the best.
You will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever, you were my best
friend and a great brother.
Love Tom, Deb, Jason and Mark
"And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean
and the clean bones gone.
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad, they shall be sane.
they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost, love shall not;
And death has no dominion."
David & I loved each other with all our hearts and soul. Through thick and thin our love prevailed, never
undying and never untrue. We have watched our three children Lindsay, Lauren and Justin grow into adults that
we could not be more proud of and our beautiful grandson, Brydon, come into our lives. I will miss him every day and
every night for I have lost my one true love. However, death ends suffering and he is in no more pain. We shall
be together once more when our Father sees fit. I will always love you and you will be with me always in my heart, in
my mind and in my soul.
"Though lovers be lost, love shall not."
Always (your Gracie),
so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was such a great guy! I remember all the great times we had with him
and Heidi out at their place in Holly! Sorry I can't be there in person to offer my support in person, but hun,
you got it from 850 miles away!
Hugs to you and Brydon
very saddened of your loss. God will always be your strength and comfort. He never fails you. May you find His warmth of peace
shine upon your face. A 1970 Carlisle High School Graduate. We will really miss him. Peace and tranquilty be with you all
Susan Garner Startzel
Dear Heidi, Rick and Tom
I was so sorry to here about Dave. You are all in by prayers. Sorry I cannot be at the service but I am in florida.
Brute strength like old John Henry, a modern day steel drivin man;
known to many as Iron Head, with
a railroad hammer in his hand.
A fiery edge that kept him focused, and determination in his eyes;
love and protection of a parent, he was an uncle in disguise.
Fond memories as a child, being held by the leader
of the pack;
fond memories as a man, having a chance to give that love back.
This big-hearted Adams
man, who would hug me like I was his own;
will be missed, but never forgotten; shall be free, but never alone.
You were one of a kind and a friend
from the beginning until the end. The world has lost someone truly special, but memories live on forever.
May you rest
_______________You have my deepest condolences for the loss of Dave. Dave
and I have been friends and co-workers for over 37 years. I have hundreds of stories that I will always remember.
He was truely a good friend. I am sad that Dave did not get to spend a lot of time with his grandson, and that his grandson
will not get to know his grandfather better. He was a really great guy. I will miss Dave.
It will be 2 years,soon ,still everyday I think of you, and I miss our
times together,may you always shine over the ones you left behind as I look above
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