It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Edgar J. Adams announce his passing on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Salem Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born on December 11, 1946 in Coshocton, Ohio. He is the son of Junior and Dora Mae (Franklin) Adams.
He is survived by his children, Marcia Slagle (Mike Olenik), James (Marjorie) Adams, JR (Melanie) Adams, Bobbi Jo Adams (Mike Pannunzio) and John Adams. He was a grandfather to Cassie Kay, Bethany, Brandan, Jordan, Sara, Joey and Dani-Lynn and a great-grandfather to Mya and Sabrina. He is also survived by siblings, Charlotte (Ron) Ogg, Steve Adams and Melinda (Tommy) Delo.
He was a resident of East Palestine, Ohio and in recent years lived at Essex of Salem.
Ed served his country by joining the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the Middleton Township Fish and Game.
Ed was happiest when he was holding his favorite fishing rod and sitting next to the lake or floating on the water. Ed had a fantastic sense of humor and was always eager to tell someone a good joke. He loved to laugh and entertain people.
Ed loved to have cookouts and family dinners, so instead of a traditional funeral service, family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life dinner in Ed’s honor at the Middleton Township Fish and Game on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Arrangements handled by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. To leave condolences for the family go .
A television tribute will air Thursday, February 14 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.