James Michael Adams, 66
James Michael Adams (Jim, Mike, Mickey), 66, of Aurora, Ill., passed away Saturday March 19, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends after a severe stroke. He was vacationing in Florida.
He was born Sept. 9, 1949, in Aurora, Ill., to his parents the late Dorothy A. (Chione) and the late William Adams of Aurora, Ill., and his grandmother the late Viola Chione.
Jim worked in advertising at the Beacon News paper in Aurora for 36 years. He was a long time resident of Yorkville, Ill. before retiring to Allegan.
Jim was an avid sports fan and cheered on his White Sox. He loved to read, especially history and politics, listen to music, plant in his garden and spoil his pets. He was a watcher of all CNN current news events and the weather as well as a civil war and trivia buff.
He is survived by his wife of 38-and-a-half wonderful years Maryann (Zigulich) of Allegan; and his two children, Christopher Adams of Chicago, Ill., and Anna Adams of Washington, D.C. of whom he loved and was so proud. He leaves behind many cousins in Colorado; his three brothers-in-law, Daniel (Deb Gardner) Zigulich, Phillip (Sharon) Zigulich, and Joseph (Patricia Berner) Zigulich; and one sister-in-law Carol (Jimmy Flannery) Zigulich. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews, one great nephew, and many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday March 31, at Dalcamo Funeral Home, 470 W. 26th St., Chicago, from 2 to 10 p.m. A memorial service will be in Allegan at a later date at Blessed Sacrament Church.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charitable foundation such as any diabetes foundation, animal foundation or food pantry.
For further information, call (312) 842-8681.