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In memory of
David Gerard Adams
David Gerard Adams, age 63 of Dallas, Texas passed away on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2018 at his residence in Dallas. David was born on July 12, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to John and Cecilia (Baasen) Adams. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1973. After receiving his BBA, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 3.5 years, from Texas A & I University at Corpus Christi in 1976, he began his career as a C.P.A. for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG). He then worked as a Partner for the Certified Public Accounting firm of Collier, Johnson and Woods, P.C. for 14 years, followed by spending the last 29 years working for TRT Holdings. He married the love of his life, Ann Skrobarczyk, on May 21, 1977 in Corpus Christi with whom he has raised two adoring children - Rachel and Christopher. In 1997 his family relocated to Dallas, Texas to continue his work with TRT Holdings as Senior Vice President of Taxation. Dave had many passions in life. Only his passion for family was greater than his love for water. He learned to sail at a young age, competing in the Navy Regatta race on a Sunfish, with his brother Jody. This was, arguably, one of the worst sailing decisions made by the duo, that we know about, at least. This was the start of a long career of racing sailboats and making questionable decisions, like seeing who could hold the fastest speed, on the open ocean with all hatches open, and the owner sleeping as the water came flowing in. Dave was credited as being one of the founding fathers of windsurfing in Corpus Christi. With age, comes maturity. Dave showed this by attempting his first, and last, back flip while windsurfing in Maui. The aggressive sailing and windsurfing with the boys took a back seat to sailing and fishing with his wife and kids at their beach house in Ingleside, on the Bay. He spent countless hours teaching them the nuances of sail position, how to tac and jibe, spending hours finding fish only to have them scared away by giggling/screaming kids. Most importantly, he taught his kids that, when you capsize, how to jump on the center board and back in the boat while trying not to eject your passengers. After this, he would spend countless hours repairing the boats, fishing poles and reels that his children had "loved". Moving to Dallas, Dave's water sports evolved from sailing to kayaking. He eventually took up wood working, meticulously crafting 3 beautiful kayaks for his family. It was his passion for working with his hands, his love of family, and his son "rescuing" an old boat (of course dad would help fix it) that rekindled his fire for sailing. Just weeks after the repaired boat was returned, the phone call came; "you will never guess what your dad did". He had, however, already told everyone what he had done. The boat had been purchased. He continued to fish, sail, and kayak with his family for as long as he was physically able. Dave adored his wife. He not only was her biggest fan in music and art, he was unceasingly showing his undying love to his soulmate. Whether it was making chocolate covered strawberries after she had been gone on a long trip or winery hopping in Napa. He always went the extra mile for his "Annie." He always made sure she had the best of everything and strived to always make sure she had the best of him. He was her prince charming. Dave devoted his life to his wife and family. He always strove to set the best example for his children, and to involve them in all of his philanthropic endeavors. It was a tradition to serve at the food kitchen every Christmas Eve in Corpus Christi. Dave has served both as chairman and on the board of directors of many nonprofit organizations, accompanied his children in feeding those experiencing homelessness, supported refugees and immigrants in their times of need. Most recently, he oversaw the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Rita Catholic Community, joyfully sorting cans with whoever he could convince to help. David defined his life by the ability to make other's lives better - in his family, his work and serving his community. He leaves a legacy of graciousness, humility, generosity and love with the many who have known and loved him throughout his lifetime. Dave fought Myelodysplastic Syndrome for 7 years. He spent many years in pain, fighting to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He rarely missed a day in the office as he was dedicated as well to doing the best job for a company and fellow employees he dearly loved. He was eventually overcome by infection due to his lack of an immune system. In his final months, he fought his hardest. He endured many surgeries and recoveries, spending all but a few days in the hospital. He passed at his home with his wife, daughter, and son by his side. There is no doubt he rests in the arms of Jesus. Dave is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Rachel (husband Frank) Adams Gonzales of Dallas with their three children, Libby, Cecilia and Henry; and son, Christopher (wife Jessica) Adams of College Station, Texas with their son, Rowan. His siblings: Anne Cooper (Robert), Mary Kidwell, and Jody Adams of Corpus Christi, and Michael Adams (Glenda) of Missouri City, Texas. And many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. The rosary will be recited on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM also at St. Rita Catholic Church. Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to St. Vincent de Paul St. Rita Conference, Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi or a charity of the donor's choice.
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In memory of
David Gerard Adams
David Gerard Adams, age 63 of Dallas, Texas passed away on Tuesday morning, September 25, 2018 at his residence in Dallas. David was born on July 12, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to John and Cecilia (Baasen) Adams. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1973. After receiving his BBA, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 3.5 years, from Texas A & I University at Corpus Christi in 1976, he began his career as a C.P.A. for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG). He then worked as a Partner for the Certified Public Accounting firm of Collier, Johnson and Woods, P.C. for 14 years, followed by spending the last 29 years working for TRT Holdings. He married the love of his life, Ann Skrobarczyk, on May 21, 1977 in Corpus Christi with whom he has raised two adoring children - Rachel and Christopher. In 1997 his family relocated to Dallas, Texas to continue his work with TRT Holdings as Senior Vice President of Taxation. Dave had many passions in life. Only his passion for family was greater than his love for water. He learned to sail at a young age, competing in the Navy Regatta race on a Sunfish, with his brother Jody. This was, arguably, one of the worst sailing decisions made by the duo, that we know about, at least. This was the start of a long career of racing sailboats and making questionable decisions, like seeing who could hold the fastest speed, on the open ocean with all hatches open, and the owner sleeping as the water came flowing in. Dave was credited as being one of the founding fathers of windsurfing in Corpus Christi. With age, comes maturity. Dave showed this by attempting his first, and last, back flip while windsurfing in Maui. The aggressive sailing and windsurfing with the boys took a back seat to sailing and fishing with his wife and kids at their beach house in Ingleside, on the Bay. He spent countless hours teaching them the nuances of sail position, how to tac and jibe, spending hours finding fish only to have them scared away by giggling/screaming kids. Most importantly, he taught his kids that, when you capsize, how to jump on the center board and back in the boat while trying not to eject your passengers. After this, he would spend countless hours repairing the boats, fishing poles and reels that his children had "loved". Moving to Dallas, Dave's water sports evolved from sailing to kayaking. He eventually took up wood working, meticulously crafting 3 beautiful kayaks for his family. It was his passion for working with his hands, his love of family, and his son "rescuing" an old boat (of course dad would help fix it) that rekindled his fire for sailing. Just weeks after the repaired boat was returned, the phone call came; "you will never guess what your dad did". He had, however, already told everyone what he had done. The boat had been purchased. He continued to fish, sail, and kayak with his family for as long as he was physically able. Dave adored his wife. He not only was her biggest fan in music and art, he was unceasingly showing his undying love to his soulmate. Whether it was making chocolate covered strawberries after she had been gone on a long trip or winery hopping in Napa. He always went the extra mile for his "Annie." He always made sure she had the best of everything and strived to always make sure she had the best of him. He was her prince charming. Dave devoted his life to his wife and family. He always strove to set the best example for his children, and to involve them in all of his philanthropic endeavors. It was a tradition to serve at the food kitchen every Christmas Eve in Corpus Christi. Dave has served both as chairman and on the board of directors of many nonprofit organizations, accompanied his children in feeding those experiencing homelessness, supported refugees and immigrants in their times of need. Most recently, he oversaw the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Rita Catholic Community, joyfully sorting cans with whoever he could convince to help. David defined his life by the ability to make other's lives better - in his family, his work and serving his community. He leaves a legacy of graciousness, humility, generosity and love with the many who have known and loved him throughout his lifetime. Dave fought Myelodysplastic Syndrome for 7 years. He spent many years in pain, fighting to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He rarely missed a day in the office as he was dedicated as well to doing the best job for a company and fellow employees he dearly loved. He was eventually overcome by infection due to his lack of an immune system. In his final months, he fought his hardest. He endured many surgeries and recoveries, spending all but a few days in the hospital. He passed at his home with his wife, daughter, and son by his side. There is no doubt he rests in the arms of Jesus. Dave is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter, Rachel (husband Frank) Adams Gonzales of Dallas with their three children, Libby, Cecilia and Henry; and son, Christopher (wife Jessica) Adams of College Station, Texas with their son, Rowan. His siblings: Anne Cooper (Robert), Mary Kidwell, and Jody Adams of Corpus Christi, and Michael Adams (Glenda) of Missouri City, Texas. And many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. The rosary will be recited on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM also at St. Rita Catholic Church. Calvary Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to St. Vincent de Paul St. Rita Conference, Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi or a charity of the donor's choice.
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