Sept. 25, 1928 – Aug. 21, 2015
Andrew Roger Adams was born in Glendive, Montana to Helen Wodke Adams on Sept. 25, 1928. Andrew was delivered just two minutes after his twin brother Robin. He was the youngest of eight siblings of which there were six boys and a set of twin girls. Andrew never knew his father Andrew Robert William Hendry Adams who died after trying to stop a thief from escaping a crime scene just months before Andrew was born.
In 1942, the Adams family grew weary of the long cold winters in Montana and moved to Southern California and settled in Burbank. Raised by his mother Helen and older siblings, Andrew graduated from Burbank High School in 1948. He was inducted into the Air Force in March 1949 and was stationed in the Bahamas during the Korean War. He was a specialist in radar.
Andrew married Corinne Jacobucci on May 7, 1955 and they had five children – Cindy, Mike, Vicki, Guy and Robert Adams. They settled in La Crescenta and raised their family there. Andy was self-employed most of his adult life and was a great provider for his family. After living through the Great Depression he always made sure his children had enough to eat and sent all five kids to college.
Andy loved to go fishing, water skiing, snow skiing, and camping in his motor home. After retiring early in 1981, he kept active in the Elks Club, Gallivanters Motor Home Club and most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Corinne Adams, five children, 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.
Andy spent the weekend with all his children by his side and passed away peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 24 with his wife of 60 years at his bedside.