John D. Adams
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John D. Adams, longtime resident of Cranberry, PA, and residing now in Granger, IN, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the age of 82.
John was born to the late John T.S. and Ellen Margaret Mary (Keown) Adams on January 19, 1940 in Brownsville, PA. On September 26, 1964, he married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Freiland, who preceded him in death in May 2018.
John graduated from Brownsville High School and then Carnegie (Tech) Mellon University where he received his degree in chemical engineering. His work as plant manager moved the family throughout the United States and Canada, and each new location was a place that became a warm and welcoming home for Mary Ellen and his three children.
He was an avid golfer, a man of strong faith, and a committed Steelers and Notre Dame fan. John's most important focus was always as a devoted husband, a supportive father, and a fun grandfather and great-grandfather.
John is survived by his daughters, Mary Julie (Jeff) Antol of Williamsburg, VA, and Mary Jo (Mark) Kocovski of Granger, as well as son, John (Kate) Adams of Winter Park, FL, along with ten grandchildren, Meghan, Michael (Megan), Erin, John, Amy, Christopher, Dillon, Mary Kate, Caroline, Luke, and one great-grandchild, Addison. Also surviving is his brother, Michael Adams of Edgewater, MD.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for the family on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Rd, Granger, IN. Palmer Funeral Home?Hickey Chapel in South Bend, IN, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made, in honor of John, to Catholic Charities, 1817 Miami Street, South Bend, IN 46613.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.