Paul E. Adams

February 26, 1922October 19, 2012
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February 26, 1922 to October 19, 2012

Paul was born in Canton, Ohio on February 26, 1922 and married Geraldine "Gerry" Adams on January 29, 1947.

Paul enlisted in the Army Air Force on December 8, 1941 and served as a radio operator on Troop Carrier planes in the South Pacific.

After discharge Paul returned to Ohio State University, graduated, married, and moved to Hollywood California in 1946 to pursue song writing. With numerous semi-successful records he was accepted into the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1952. As a temporary em- ployment back-up plan which became permanent, he joined McKesson Drug Company as a sales trainee in Los Angeles. It turned into a 38 year career. He was a Division Manager in Fresno and a District Sales and Merchandise Manager for Cali- fornia, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii, spending his entire working life in the wholesale drug business as a salesman, merchandise manager, sales manager, and general manager, as he moved through the company from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Paul enjoyed painting landscapes and seascapes in oil and acrylic and was for many years a member of the Clovis Art Guild and the Society of Western Artists. He was also was a volunteer docent at the Fresno Metropolitan Museum where he introduced hundreds of kids to what art was all about.

Gerry and he were fishing buddies and they put their little boat on most of the beautiful lakes in the southern Sierras and they also fished the rivers and small streams. They enjoyed cruises and camping and travel as well.

He was preceded in death by Gerry, his beautiful wife of 55 years, in 2002, and also by his daughter Linda Pieper of Malibu in 2001.

He is survived by son, John of Palos Verdes Estates, California; daughter, Carol Morino of Fresno; and also eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, scattered in Fresno, Southern California and the Bay Area.

A Funeral Service will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Clovis Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paul E. Adams

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October 29, 2012

I am sorry for your families loss. May the memories of your loved one, Paul, fill your heart. The times we live in often bring pain and loss but know that the world we live in is passing away but he that does the will of God remains forever.-- 1 John 2:17
Also, know that the God of all comfort is with the mourning ones.--Isaiah 61:2.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

October 25, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, mail to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (This service is free to all veteran families).

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

October 25, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.