Ronald Lee Adams

Born: Fri., Jul. 27, 1934
Died: Sun., Aug. 9, 2020


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Ron Adams, resident of Jefferson, Md, passed away August 9, 2020. Born July 27, 1944, raised in Kansas, married to his high school sweetheart, Sue, in 1965.  He graduated from Kansas State College of Pittsburg, KS, with a master’s degree in chemistry and loved his KSC Gorillas.
Ron served four years in the Navy in the DC area.  After leaving the Navy, he worked for the Federal Government in the Medical Intelligence field until his retirement in 2006.  
We could list all his professional achievements (and there were many) but that is not his legacy. Ron was a devoted husband, father and grandfather deeply loved by his family.  Surviving are son Matt (Terrie), son Russ (Rebecca), daughter Erin (Brian). His grandchildren Delaney, Bella, JT, Maddie, and Hunter were the light of his life.
Ron had a servant’s heart helping others at his church, MUMC, and throughout the community and beyond making mission trips with ASP, serving with Habitat for Humanity, the Frederick Rescue Mission, tutoring with ESL, teaching GED classes and many other local opportunities to help others in his retirement years.  He was an American Red Cross blood and platelet donor.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to all.  He never met a stranger.
He will be remembered for his beautiful flower gardens, goldfish ponds with waterfalls in his backyard that he created and loving worked on every day.  He loved to fish, make beer and wine, fix anything broken, watch the History Channel, and generally make us all laugh every day.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date during non-covid times when hugs can happen!  When you remember Ron, and you will, please wear plaid; he always said plaid was his favorite color.

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Robert Imming
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ron passing. I remember all of the races we ran in back in the good old days. Those were some good times. My condolences to Ron's family.

Joy Miller
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
Thank you Ron for sharing your wisdom and love of life with me during our medical intelligence career. You were a stellar real role model for professionalism and leadership, and you served our nation with honesty and integrity. May you RIP until we meet again. Joy Miller, DVM

Ed Saugstad
   Posted Sun August 16, 2020
I was greatly saddened to learn of Ron's passing; we were colleagues and fellow runners for many years at Ft. Detrick. A kind, generous, and very knowledgeable man.

George Tuggle
   Posted Wed August 19, 2020
Ron was the epitome of professionalism and compassion. As a colleague, I could always count on his honesty and insights. As our paths crossed at different times, he remained true to his faith, his family, and himself. I offer my deepest condolences to Sue and their family.

Lara Brennecke
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
Ron was a friend of the family thru MUMC. I remember his warm smile and positive energy. I am so sad to hear of his passing and pray for the strength of his family. With Sympathy, Lara Brennecke and Jose Jimenez; Phoenix and Hawk

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