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Gordon L. Adams

March 4, 2013
Salem News

SALEM - Gordon L. Adams, 92, of Salem, died at 8:50a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Essex of Salem III.

He was born May 30, 1920 in Salem, a son of the late Milo and Edna (Grace) Adams.

Before his retirement in 1982, Gordon was employed at the Deming-Crane Company in Salem as a machine operator for 41 years. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII.

His wife, Beatrice Mae (Zepernick) Adams, whom he married April 12, 1946, survives him along with three sons, Donald L. (Darlene) Adams of Big Prairie, OH, Daniel W. Adams of Lisbon and Cecil Adams of Lisbon; a daughter, Shirley Jean Johansen of Leetonia; two sisters, Hazel Bruckner of Zephyrhills, Florida and Selma Carline of Salem; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a close nephew, Charles "Sonny" Adams.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Coffman and three brothers, Milo Adams Jr., Richard Adams and Calvin Adams.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.

Gordon's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at


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