Adam Chapin Brockus

October 13, 1966February 17, 2021
BREMERTON, WA - Adam Chapin Brockus, age 54, of Bremerton, WA, died February 17, 2021, at a local nursing home. The only thing we ever heard Adam brag about was his family, and even that was not too often. He had an exuberant personality, always ready to laugh, but was quiet about his many accomplishments. He was active in his local union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Adam was an active participant in local politics, serving as a page in the Florida State Legislature during his youth, with the 23rd Legislative District here in Washington State, and served two terms as a Bremerton City Councilman. He served for many years with the Manette Business Association and also with the Ferry Advisory Council, advocating for our Ferry system. Adam was an Elder with the Presbyterian Church of the USA, serving in that capacity at his local church, Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church. Adam was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, where he was posted to the DMZ in the 1980’s. He was working at the Puget Sound Naval Yard as a Civil Engineer at the time of his death. His greatest love was building bridges. He built physical bridges and bridges between communities and between people. Adam was interested in everything and liked to be going and doing. Opera, the symphony, ballet, modern dance, rock concerts, bar concerts, lectures, plays, museums of all types, amusement parks, natural wonders. He wanted to see and know all he possibly could. He traveled the world, seeing and learning about it. And sports! Oh, my! His beloved Tampa Bay Bucs and Seattle Seahawks were followed with much enthusiasm. Along with baseball, basketball, hockey, and every other sport under the sun. He went to every game he possibly could. Adam was a strong believer in the ties of family. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, nephew, and cousin. Whenever he was needed, he was there. He was unstinting in his giving of time to the family. He was just always there, quietly finding ways to make our lives better, easier, more fun and fulfilling. Living up to his memory, to his example, is the task he has given us as we remember him. Adam was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Harold Martin Brockus; his stepbrother, John Douglas “Doug” Buchanan, Jr.; his stepsister, Kimberly Paige Buchanan; and his stepfather, John Douglas Buchanan. He is survived by his wife, Jill Abraham Brockus. By his mother, Dr. Janice Chapin Swartz (Rev. James H. Swartz). By his stepchildren, Daniel Joseph Grimins, Jr. (Caytlyn Brooke), Rachel Chantelle Morris (Michael L. Woodriff); and his beloved grandchildren. By his siblings, Sarah Brockus, Paul Brockus, Maria Brockus-Watson and their spouses and children, by his nieces Kayla Buchanan and Morgan Buchanan, and by his dearly loved aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. An online Memorial Service (due to Covid-19) will be held on March 13, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Please contact Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, or call at 360-377-2740, for further information

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