Raymond T. Adams, 82, of Elyria, died July 26, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
He was born October 27, 1931, in Cleveland and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and fought in the battle at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
For 20 years, he was employed as the church grounds and building supervisor for St. Mary Church, Elyria and also as building and grounds supervisor for Oberlin City Schools. He was a member of both St. Mary Church and St. Agnes Church in Elyria. Thirty years ago he began St. Mary Hot Meal Program which is still serving the community today. He dedicated many years as a volunteer with area hospices and the Disaster Response Team of American Red Cross.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth (nee Raynor); daughters Pegg Vanek D.D.S. (Ron Lehnowski D.D.S.) of Grafton, Raejean (Tom) Presgraves of Frederick, Maryland, Donna (Jim) Pember of Portsmouth, Rhode Island .and Cheri (Scott) Hilenski of Amherst; sons Jim (Carol) Adams of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and John (Sarah, M.D.) Adams of Hudson; twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and brothers Joe and Bill Adams.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters.
Friends will be received Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. A funeral mass will be Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. Reverend Charles T. Diedrick, Reverend Paul Wysocki and Reverend Thomas J. Hagedorn will be concelebrants. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Mary Hot Meal Program, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035. For online condolences, visit www.dicken