Shirley K. Adams

May 30, 2022
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Gorham- Shirley K. Adams, age 93, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022.

          Funeral Services will be private.

          A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday (June 4th) at 3 p.m. at the Gorham Fire Hall, 4676 Kearney Rd.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Gorham Free Library, P.O. Box 211, Gorham, NY 14461; or to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 514 E. Swamp Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

          Shirley was born Sept. 27, 1928 in Penn Yan, NY.  She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Thelma Kindelberger. Shirley was brought up on the family farm on East Swamp Road. She graduated from Gorham Central School in 1945, then attended Cosmetology school.

          Shirley married Richard L. Adams on Feb. 1, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Penn Yan. She and Dick raised their family in Gorham. She worked for over 25 years, as a medical secretary and assistant to Dr. Bruce Mills in Gorham.

Shirley was a former member of the Gorham Fire Belles. She enjoyed golfing, and was a long-time member of the Clifton Springs Country Club. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and knitting. Shirley enjoyed watching Syracuse basketball and golf on television.

          Her family wants to emphasize what good parents and grandparents Shirley and Dick were. They also want to thank the staff at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center for their kind and professional care of Shirley.

Shirley is survived by one daughter, Linda A. Flood; one son, Leigh Adams; five grandchildren, Nicole (Kristen) Adams, Scott Flood, Angela (Rudy) Diedreck, Jill Flood and Jessica (Jacob) Runner; four great-grandchildren, Aliyah Eldridge, Steven Eldridge, Caleb Diedreck and Claire Diedreck; three sisters-in-law, Betty Rogers, Jo Kindelberger and Pat Searles; and many nieces and nephews.

          Shirley was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Dick; brother, Bruce Kindelberger; daughter-in-law, Pam Adams; and brothers-in-law, Lloyd Rogers, Dick Reifsteck and Fred Searles.

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Celebration of Life

Gorham Fire Hall

Saturday, June 4, 2022
3:00 PM
Gorham Fire Department
Kearney Road, Gorham
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Mamdy Schuler (Lane) from Canandaigua on Jun. 2, 2022

I have many great memories of Shirley. She was a wonderful woman. She will certainly be missed. My love goes out to the family.

Bruce Lee from Rochester on Jun. 3, 2022

Linda, Leigh, and family: I will always remember your Mom for the smile she always wore, and for her warm and friendly personality. Growing up in a small community, we came to know the many roles that each person played... mothers/fathers, family, and neighbors. There are a lifetime memories that we all cherish. R.I.P., Shirley.
God's peace to all!

Patricia Eddinger from Geneva, NewYork on Jun. 3, 2022

We remember Shirley and your family fondly at St John’s Lutheran Church. Thoughts and prayers for the family of a very sweet lady.

Frederick Andrew Booker from Berkeley, CA on Dec. 17, 2022

Leigh, as I was looking for contact information for you I saw the obituary for your mother. You are so lucky to have had her for so long and as Bruce Lee mentioned I too remember her for her warmth and smile. Best wishes to you and your family.

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