Charles Leroy ‘Chuck’ Adams

Published 12:58 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

Charles Leroy “Chuck” Adams, 82, died on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at home in Mocksville.

A native of Lowville, Pa., he was born Aug. 3, 1934, the son of the late Harry Hugh Adams Sr. and Pearl Dalila Adams. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann Adams, who was the sole love of his life.

Survivors: their 3 children, Don Adams of Florida, Dr. Ronald Adams and wife Tammy of Mocksville, and Debra Anne Kornacki of Florida; a brother, Lloyd Adams; his 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Sheffield (John), 2nd Class Petty Officer Travis Kornacki, Shawn Adams and Donald Adams Jr. USMC; and 3 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Finn and Titus Sheffield.

He was also preceded in death by: sister, Virginia; 5 brothers, Harry Jr., Theodore, Russell, John and Leo; a son-in-law, Dr. Kerry E. Kornacki; and a grandson, 3rd Class Petty Officer Brandon Kornacki.

His career began in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Lewis Hancock during the Korean War, and being honorably discharged after four years of service. He then worked at General Electric Aerospace division where he retired early after 21 years. He returned to work for the Department of Defense for another 20 years and finally took a well-deserved retirement. He and his wife enjoyed working together on home renovations, outdoor projects and traveling throughout the U.S., seeing almost every state.  He loved the outdoors and was a hunter, harvesting many trophies for the dinner table and the wall. He gladly gave a helping hand or ear to any family member or friend in need. He was especially proud of all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held in Erie, Pa.