John Lawrence Adamik
John Lawrence Adamik passed suddenly September 30, 1991 of a massive heart attack at the age of 41. He was born April 13, 1950 in Chicago IL to James Edward Adamik Sr. and Patricia Shoemaker. The second of 5 children he grew up loving baseball. After Vietnam, he eventually found his way to the Springfield Missouri area where he implemented his entrepreneurial spirt. John was a huge Elvis fan. He could belt out most of the tunes and could tell you almost anything about his movies. He enjoyed the Beatles and Sam Cooke. He loved to perform Figaro in the movie theater once the lights dimmed much to the delight of the audience. He had a great voice. He became an avid bowler and bowled in several leagues. John was an avid Putt Putt fan. John loved to read. His preferences were biographies or autobiographies. He would throw in a Zane Gray Western every now and then. He read every daily newspaper that he could get his hands on. When John passed, he was survived by his wife Bernadean, his parents James and Patricia, 3 Children he raised as his own, Angie, Ricky and Cindy, his son John Jr, his daughter Kaitlin, his Siblings, Jim, Pattie, Dan and Mary, his grandmother Barbara Adamik, Several Loving Aunts and Uncles, nieces and nephews and several good friends. John served in the Army 101st Airborne as a medical corpsman during the Vietnam War. John was proud of his service to his Country. John is interred in the National Cemetery located in Springfield Missouri.