|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1918|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 2011|
RUDOLPH J. ADAMS passed away peacefully in Waynesville, Ohio on October 7, 2011 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law surrounded by family. A long-time resident of Hemet, California, Rudy was born on January 31, 1918 in El Centro, California to Lorenzo and Barbara (Bergamo) Adams. He graduated from High School in El Centro in 1936 and went on to college at Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo and University of California at Davis where he majored in Agricultural Sciences. He later worked in the Naval Shipyard at Mare Island in Vallejo where he built ships during the war. In 1945 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in World War II as a sharp-shooter. He later worked as a milkman, owned a hotel, and managed apartments in Southern California for many years and eventually retired to Hemet. Rudy had many interests over the years and belonged to the Elks Fraternal Order for 60 years, participating actively in service and social activities. He also loved playing golf, bowling, and fishing. His children and grandchildren often accompanied him in these activities, leaving behind many fond memories. His passion for gardening began at the family farm in El Centro and continued to the end of his life, and he always had the fruits of his labors to share with friends, family and neighbors. Most of all, Rudy will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend to many as well as wonderful and kind person. His sense of humor was an inspiration to all and his dependable upbeat attitude brought joy to many people over the years. His intelligence, wit and wisdom could always be counted on to bring perspective to any situation. He dearly loved a party and his dancing skills were legend. He could always be found on the dance floor at the many social functions he attended, having a wonderful time. Rudy was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carolyn, his daughter Nancy Hopper and his son-in-law Russell Hopper, his son John Thomas and his three brothers Albert, George, and Ralph Adams. He is survived by his son Joseph and his daughter-in-law Lovella, his daughter Carmella Weintraub (Joseph) of Santa Cruz, California, his daughter-in-law Jeanne Thomas of Ben Lomond, California and his brother John (Jack) of Brentwood, California. Also surviving him are his 11 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren including Michael Thomas, John T. Adams (Ellen), Donna Patterson, Eli Weintraub, Isaac Weintraub, Jill Fabri (Mike), Janon Lakey(Aron), Julie Maloney (Dan), Katie Adams, Danielle Middlebrooks(Randy), Tyler Adams, Ray Spears (Kelly), Wade Spears, Charlene Essary, Joanne Boctor, Jeannie Traback (Tony) and Robert Schley. Great grandchildren surviving Rudy are Addison Middlebrooks, Morgan and Kaitlyn Lakey, Donald Oakes, Taylor Bowles and Patterson, John Henry and Waverly Adams, Landon Maloney, Justin and Jason Spears, Wade Jr. and Eric Spears , Chelsea & Christi Anderson, Cassey Wagoner, Kenny Carlson, Brenna Geddings and Allison Boctor, Claire Traback, as well as two great-great grandchildren Matthew Thomas and James Wagoner. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends. Viewing will be held 5-8pm Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Hemet Valley Mortuary (403 North Jacinto, Hemet, California 92543). Services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 10:30 am. , followed by a reception then burial at 2pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree or plant in your own yard as a living memorial to Rudy. Memorial messages may be posted at: www.hemetvalleymortuary.com (951) 658 - 4433. Published in Press-Enterprise on October 12, 2011.
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Record added: Oct 12, 2011
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