William J. Adams
William J. Adams, 94, of Midlothian, Texas, formerly of Lewisburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Waxahachie, Texas. Bill, as he was known to friends and associates, resided at RiverWoods Retirement Community for 20 years prior to moving to Texas to live with his son and family in 2017.
Bill was born Sept. 2, 1924, one of two sons and one daughter of the late Leon C. and Nellie M. Adams. On Dec. 30, 1950, he married the former Betty M. Kurtz of Shamokin, Pa., and together they celebrated 68 years of marriage.

William graduated from Shamokin High School and was a 1950 graduate of Bucknell University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.
He served with honor as a commissioned officer and pilot in the Navy during World War II. William was qualified to fly off the Yorktown II aircraft carrier.
William was employed as a mechanical engineer for Skinner Industries, and subsequently Honeywell, Inc., in New Britain, Conn., while residing in Middletown, Conn., where he lived with his wife and two children, Cathy, and Stephen.
Bill enjoyed golf and travel. He was a member of the Masons for more than 70 years and the VFW in Lewisburg. He and his wife were active members of the Beaver Memorial Methodist Church during their residence in Lewisburg.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Louise; son, Stephen and his wife, Christy; six grandchildren; and of course his beloved dog, Bego.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert; and his daughter, Cathy.

A graveside service will be held in the Lewisburg Cemetery in the coming days.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com
Published on March 20, 2019

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