Robert C. Adams, 96, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Cumberland Crossings Retirement
Community, Carlisle. He was born on Saturday, August 29, 1914, in Willow Hill, a son of the late Thomas J. Adams and Mintie
Bob was a 1934 graduate of Fannettsburg High School and was a US Army veteran of WWII. He was formerly employed with Hafer
Construction, Chambersburg, Beetem Lumber Co., Carlisle and Keystone Lumber in Biglerville. Bob started the Pre-Fab Housing
Department for both Beetem and Keystone Lumber. He attended the Carlisle Reformed Presbyterian Church, Carlisle. Bob also
worked as a surveyor during the construction of PA Turnpike. He regularly attended the Fitness Image and Gold’s Gym
until the age of 90. He was a member of the Eastern King Pigeon Club from 1970 to 2005, and traveled throughout the eastern
United States to participate in pigeon shows and events. Bob was also a life member of the American Legion in St. Thomas.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 68 years, Ethel (Christman) Adams, daughters; Barbara L. (and her husband,
Walter F., III) Nickel of East Berlin and Dorothy A. Becker of Carlisle, brother, Fred Adams of Fannettsburg, grandchildren;
Brien Nickel, Nathan Nickel, Jessica Becker Brewbaker, David Becker, Keith Becker and Todd Becker, six great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by brothers; Glenn, Frank, Ernest, Clarence and Thomas Adams and a son-in-law,
Robert Thomas Becker.
Funeral services to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor King Counts officiating. Viewing will be held on Saturday from 1:30
p.m. until time of services. Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial
Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle Reformed Presbyterian Church, 14 Westminster Dr., Carlisle,
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Dear Dottie and Families:
I am very sorry of
your Father's passing. May God's hands protect and give you comfort during this sad journey. I will be praying for you and
the families. Love and take care of each other endlessly.
Susan Garner Startzel
It was a wonderful blessing to be acquainted with your
father. He was blessed with a wonderful full life and family. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
& Betty Eppley
I am a caregiver at Cumberland Crossing Nursing Home.
Mr. Adams as I always called him, was a wonderful man to care for in so many ways. He will be remembered by many who cared
for him over the past few years. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.May you find peace in your hearts.
To Dottie and Family,
It was a pleasure to read
about the long and fruitful life of such an interesting man in the obituary we were sent. Married 68 years!! That's
a wonderful blessing and testimony in today's world. May God's peace and comfort overwhelm you and your family in the
Patti Gahagan, PSEA colleague
Ethel and family: Bob did a lot of drafting for
me over the years, I was a builder. Enjoyed Robert's company and his drafting work. God be with you.
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