Celebrating the life of Irvin L. Adams
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Born in Jonestown, PA on August 26, 1920, he was a son of the late Edward M. and Pearl R. (Miller) Adams.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during WWII and was a Purple Heart recipient.
Irvin worked as a custodian at Centre Street School for 30 years and later at John Clark Elementary School for 6 years.
He was a member of the Pottsville AmVets, American Legion, VFW, and a lifetime member of Phoenix Fire Co. In his pastime Irvin enjoyed playing cards with his buddies, coin collecting, family picnics and events, going on cruises and to the casino. He was at the Coney Island everyday to meet with friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean R. (Cartwright) Adams, on January 1, 1985, and to whom he was married 43 years; son, Lynn R. Adams, who died in 2007; brothers: Ben, Edward, Lloyd, and Richard; sisters: Pearl Close and Catherine Adams.
Irvin is survived by a son, Gary L. Adams, FL; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sister, Amy Frantz, of Jonestown; close family friend, Earlamay Downing; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 11:30 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A viewing will be held in the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment with military honors will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.
Contributions in Irvin's memory may be sent to: Phoenix Fire Company, 320 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville, PA 17901.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.
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