John Henry Adamski, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Sept. 30, 2010, at his home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Bronson, a son of the late Harry and Bernice (Yesh) Adamski.
John had resided his whole life in the Sturgis and Bronson area. On July 2, 1960, he married Joyce Harker at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson.
John was a truck driver by trade and had driven for Transogram and Keshin Truck Lines and retired from Murphy Motor Freight. Following his retirement he worked at Bleyco Products in Burr Oak and after five years with Parma Tube in Sturgis he retired for a second and final time.
He was a member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 Sons of American Legion, U.C.T., Knights of Columbus and was a charter member of the St. Joe Valley Old Engine Club. John was a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose #574 and the Eagles Lodge #1314. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed harvesting and selling black walnuts.
John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce; two sons, John (Robin) Adamski and Jeff (Deborah) Adamski both of Burr Oak; eight grandchildren, Ashlie Adamski, Andrew Adamski, Abigail Adamski, Amber Adamski, Mallory Adamski, Virginia (Josh) Sutton, Brandon Adamski and Mikayla Adamski; four great-grandchildren, Blake Adamski, William Wurz, Gunner Sutton and Lylli Sutton; a sister-in-law, Rose Mary Adamski of Bronson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James Adamski.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. A funeral Mass celebrating the life of John Adamski will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Father German Perez-Diaz will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Bronson.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Adamski’s memory consider the charity of one’s choice.