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HOMER S. ADAMS

OLAMON – Homer “Bumpar” Stanley Adams, 77, died peacefully Dec. 15, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital with his beloved wife holding his hand. He was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Olamon, the son of Erastus and Charlotte “Lottie” (Cole) Adams. Homer attended the little one-room school house in Olamon and truly adored education and his teacher, Helen Dunn. Homer was an excellent scholar, always encouraging his children and grandchildren to strive for educational excellence. Homer had a variety of jobs in his lifetime, working as a woodsman, concrete truck driver for Pete Page and Cianbro in Orono and as janitor for the Helen S. Dunn School for 17 years. He ran many dance halls in the area. Before retiring in 1999, Homer owned and operated Applebee’s Superette in Cardville. He was a selectman for the town of Greenbush and served several terms as a school board member. For many years, he was the president of the P.T.C. while his children attended the Helen S. Dunn School. He was also the caretaker for all of the Greenbush cemeteries for over 20 years. Homer loved dancing, watching his grandchildren play basketball, the Red Sox, talking with people and family events. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis Marie (Lucas) Adams; three children, one daughter, Ava Adams Spruce and her husband, John, of Bradley; two sons, Clement Adams and Keith Adams and his wife, Sue, all of Greenbush; four grandchildren, Brandy M. Dayton and her husband, Cory, of Greenbush, Maria C. Spruce and her fianc?, Jason Tucker, of Bradley, Jeremy and Adam Belya of Sanford; two great-grandchildren, the apple of Bumpar’s eyes and the love of his life, Dylan; and great-granddaughter, Delina; one very special nephew, Charlie Adams of Olamon. Homer had many nieces and nephews that he fondly cared about. He is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws of his wife, which many were his good friends, one very special friend was Dave Prygrocki of Olamon and many other special friends. He was predeceased by one son, Homer S. Adams Jr.; his mother and father; two sisters, Evelyn Madden of Greenbush and Layla Martin of Greenbush; four brothers, Howard, Leroy and Wilfred Adams, all of Olamon and Bill Adams of Strong. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Anne’s Church, Bradley, with the Rev. Paul Kerns, pastor, celebrant. Memorial donations in Homer’s memory may be made to the Girls Basketball Team, care of Helen S. Dunn School, 129 Military Road, Greenbush, ME 04418. A service of Brookings-Smith Old Town Chapel, 205 Main St., Old Town.


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