Joseph Richard Adamik Sr., 84, of Byesville, died Sunday (August 22, 2021) at his home.
He was born January 4, 1937 in Greenwood, son of the late John Adamik Jr. and Susan (Valentine) Adamik.
A 1955 graduate of Valley Local High School, Mr. Adamik retired after fifty-five years with Champion Spark Plug, where he had worked in the set up & repair division. He was a member of the UAW # 886.
He was a very involved member of the Pleasant City Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Mr. Adamik was a US Army veteran, having served from 1960 to 1962.
He was an avid fan of the University of Michigan, the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers. He was a Little League coach for twelve years with the Pleasant City Expos. He was also a longtime member of the Meadowbrook High School Boosters.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his younger days, he loved raising a large garden and tending to his cattle. He was a strong family man who cherished spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene; and a brother-in-law, Chuck Brewster.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Goldberg) Adamik, whom he married February 6, 1966; four sons, Joey (Lisa) Adamik of Walhonding, Max Adamik of Byesville, Matthew Adamik of Byesville, and Michael Adamik of Pleasant City; a daughter, Cheryl (Tim) Coulter of Walhonding; Lisa (Conrad) Neuhart, who was like a daughter to him; two brothers, John (Mary Ann) Adamik of Somerset and Tom (Jacquie) Adamik of Mt. Ephriam; a sister, Kathy Adamik of Parkersburg; his grandchildren, Kelli (Michael) Haney, Zac (Jennifer) Coulter, Ben (Samantha) Jerles, Emily Jerles, Joseph Adamik III (Nate), and Evan (Hannah) Adamik; his great-grandchildren, Grant Haney, Buck Coulter, Ava Warner, Sophia Warner, Belle Jerles, Briar Jerles, and Olive Jerles; and his two dogs, Ellie Mae and Katie.
Visitation will be held Thursday (August 26, 2021) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Senecaville, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Senecaville Cemetery.
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