Remembering Samuel Adams

Samuel Ashton Adams

I was born on January 26, 1954, in Panama City, Florida, the son of Dr. Jack and Marjorie (McGuire) Adams, both of whom have preceded me in death. I obtained my High School degree at Urbana, Illinois in January 1972 and my Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Huxley College at Western Washington University. My professional career included posts in the scientific field: such as: Senior Chemist at the State of Illinois EPA for 20 plus years; Senior Quality Specialist at Alion Science and Technology and Southwest Research Institute; Chemist at Indianapolis Water; Environmental Specialist at UMCDF, Oregon; Chemist/Quality Engineer at ATL Hanford, WA; Senior Quality Engineer at Los Alamos National Lab and finally retiring as a Senior Quality Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA. I was a member of American Society of Quality and past Membership Officer.

I consider the greatest accomplishment of my life was meeting the love of my life, Patricia Sadler and our marriage on July 29, 1984, in Longview, Illinois. None of my career achievements would mean anything if I did not have the loving support of my wife and children we were blessed with. The time spent fly fishing, gardening and cooking were wonderful pastimes outside of my career.

My love goes out to my wife and partner, Patricia of 37 years; my children, Paul Tarman and Elizabeth (James Pearson); grandchildren: Kayla and Sydney Pearson; my sister Sarah (William Cashell). To my friends, thank you for sharing in my life and making it all the better for knowing each other.

I was taken too soon, I just retired in March of 2021. Tell those you love how much they matter. Love them every day. Every day is a gift. I am grateful for my precious wife and children. I will see you from my next adventure. Walk in Peace.

Should you wish to honor my memory, please consider donating to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance – P O Box 24385, Seattle, WA 98124-0385.

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