Eric Adams, 67, formerly of Jay, NY, was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior September 26, 2014 at Duke Raleigh Hospital surrounded by his family.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed.
Eric was born to Ralph and Alice (McDonald) Adams of Jay, NY on September 10, 1947. He received his early education in a two room school house in Jay and graduated in 1965 from AuSable Forks High School, Au Sable Forks, NY. Upon graduating Eric volunteered to serve his country in the Army. He was first trained as a Construction Engineer at Fort Leonardwood, MO, then at Fort Riley, KS trained in carpentry. He served the next 13 months in Vietman.
Upon his return from Vietnam he married Elaine Furnia, his high school sweetheart, on July 29, 1967. He was a retired maintenance mechanic with Cornell University. Eric was an active member of Northside Community Church in Knightdale, NC and until his health declined assumed many roles as usher, greeter, janitor and painter. He was always willing to help wherever he was needed.
Eric leaves behind his mother Alice Adams of Plattsburg; wife, Elaine; daughters: Carrie (Jay) of Lake Royale, Jaime (Scott) Rose of Wendell and son Eric (Tami) of Gatlinburg, TN; grandchildren: Breanna and Garrett Bassett, Karl Golden, Brennen and Liam Rose; brother, Ralph Adams of Jay, NY; sister, Madeline (Gary) Senecal of Peru, NY. He was a beloved brother in law and uncle to many…
A memorial service is planned at Northside Community Church, 621 N. First Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545 on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.