Richard E. Adams
Richard E. Adams, 76, Corydon, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, of metastasized prostate cancer at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born June 25, 1931, Madisonville, Ky., he was the son of the late James and Edith Paris Adams.
He lived 18 years in Philadelphia, where he was treated and had surgeries at Temple University Hospital, beginning when he was 2, for treatment of destruction to his larynx and windpipe caused by diphtheria.
While a student at Temple University’s Community College studying machine design, he was awarded the Hollinshead N. Taylor Memorial Award, providing him with full course instruction for a private pilot’s license. In 1965, he graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Ky., in religion and philosophy and spent his employment years as a machine design draftsman with the Whirlpool Corp. in Evansville, as well as other companies in the area and in the Indianapolis area. He was employed part-time by Work One in Corydon.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Ridley.
Cremation was chosen with interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Ashland, N.Y.
Memorial service: Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. at Corydon United Methodist Church. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon is handling arrangements.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.