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YOUNGSTOWN – George F. “Sonny” Adams Jr., 72, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, March 28, 2011, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center.

George was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Youngstown, a son of the late George F. Sr. and Mildred Burns Adams, and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. Adams served for four years in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960 during peacetime. He worked for General Motors at the Lordstown plant for 20 years, retiring in 1991. Prior to working at GM, Sonny worked at United Engineering in Youngstown for 11 years.

Sonny enjoyed building model airplanes, watching the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, spending time at his cottage near Lake Erie, and loved being spoiled by his wife.

Sonny’s beloved wife Mildred Elaine Adams, whom he married July 2, 1957, passed away Feb. 27, 2011.

Sonny leaves two sons, Stephen (Shauna) Adams of Hye, Texas and Donald (Rhonda) Adams of Canfield; two daughters, Susan Bigony (Tom Heiss) of Youngstown and Donna Inskeep (Jim Balentine) of Struthers; 10 grandchildren, John, Shelli, Stephen, Kaitlyn, Danielle, Christopher, Amanda, Michelle, Derek, and Brandie; three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Taylor, and Payton; and three sisters, Mary Neel of Youngstown, and Betty Netrick and Donna Shaw, both of Georgia.

Sonny will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his wife, a son, George E. “Sonny” Adams, and a sister, Mildred Mayer, are deceased.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a memorial service will take place at 6 p.m.

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Guestbook Entries

“So sorry I didn't get say goodbye. You know I love you and will miss you. Makes me feel good knowing you and Elaine are together again enjoying the lake I'm sure. Hugz, Shauna”

 » Shauna on March 30, 2011

“We were very sorry to hear about George. You have our deepest sympathy in this loss. He will be greatly missed by us all at the lake. Scott and I send our condolences.”

 » Rhoda Barnett on April 1, 2011

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