OBITUARY

Theodore Humberto Adams

July 29, 1930February 1, 2021
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Theodore Humberto Adams (T.A.), began his journey to eternal life on Monday, February 1st, 2021 in El Centro, Ca. He was surrounded by the love of his family; virtually, physically, and spiritually when he passed. T.A. was a man that impacted every one he touched and came across during his AMAZING life. Those who knew him, from his family, friends, and strangers were blessed to have known him. It’s been said he was a man who played with “house money” the past 20 years. He was truly unforgettable. T.A. was born in Jacumba, Ca. on July 29th, 1930 to Ted (Lala) and Mercedes (Chella) Adams. T.A. was the middle and last surviving child born to Lala and Chella; Conchita, Hank, Yolanda and Tony were his siblings. Family; especially his father, and growing up during the Great Depression, impacted T.A. and shaped him into the man he became in life. He grew up in Barrio Logan and graduated from San Diego High in 1948. It was at San Diego High, that he searched out and fell in love with his first wife Martha. They married in 1950 and over the next 10 years, started a family with 3 kids; Ted Jr., Julie and David. T.A. was a salesman and a people-person his whole life. Before marrying Martha, he worked in the jewelry industry as a salesman until the 1970’s, when he switched industries and sold insurance up until just a few years ago. After the death of Martha in 1992, T.A. moved to El Centro where he met and married his second love, Trinidad (Trini) Bonilla. They married in 1994 and the Adams family grew to include a step-daughter Gabby, and 2 more grandchildren were added to the 10 he already had prior to marrying Trini. Later in T.A.’s life a son David, 3 more grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren were added to the Adams family. T.A. lived a beautiful and fulfilling life. He enjoyed music, baseball, traveling, drinking beer and bourbon, dancing, playing poker, but more importantly, just being a Father/Tata. It was that trait of being a father and the importance of family that was passed on from Lala to him, to T.A.’s own children, to his 15 grandchildren, and has been passed on to his 6 great grandchildren. In the future, it will be easy to pick out T.A. All you will have to do is look around. He will be the one at the party, the one he probably threw; dancing, telling stories, smiling, crying, surrounded by those he loved, who were his family and friends, with a drink or two in his hands. And when you see him, give him a hug and a kiss, he would appreciate that. Final services/burial will be outdoors at Holy Cross Cemetery, 4470 Hilltop Drive in San Diego on February 12th at 2pm. We ask those who attend to be respectful, socially distance, and please wear masks. For those who cannot attend, please join us via zoom at the https://sephora.zoom.us/j/95193176919?pwd=OGE1TU9SbGxuWVgwVUFyWkxYamRvUT09

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Art Genesta

February 11, 2021

To his band, The Dynamix, he was Mr A. We loved him and enjoyed his company on many events. I have put together a Memorial DvD for the family which I will bring on Friday. He was so much more than a fun guy, mentor, leader, friend and example. He truly was a shining light. He had a wonderful impact on my life and my relationship with my wife Juna. We loved him. He will be missed. But we are comforted knowing he is in the presence of our mighty God. He holds him now in His Loving Arms.

Catherine Rojas

February 10, 2021

Cody and grandpa

Catherine Rojas

February 10, 2021

Theo’s 3rd birthday with grandpa

Catherine Rojas

February 10, 2021

Catherine Rojas

February 10, 2021

David Adams

February 9, 2021

Dad, you inspired the passions of my life: Faith. Music. Family. Baseball. In others' lives, you inspired and earned respect, admiration, disciples on how to live a life well-served, and Love. We built 60 years of mutual guidance, support, laughs, and memories into our relationship. You challenged me when I needed it. Your greatest quality was that you made people feel as if getting to know them even for a minute was worth your time. You imitated Christ by being real and fully present with people on a daily basis. That beautiful, wonderful, brilliant mind at work or play was a thing to behold. Everything I learned about accountability and responsibility started with you. Your final words of validation to me days before you left us: "I know I can count on you son." You urged me to 'Be your own man' and showed me how. Now an irreplaceable, unforgettable Legend has left a huge hole in the hearts of all who loved him. As I blessedly led you in your final Earthly prayers signing you with Holy water symbolizing your New Baptism into the Presence of the Lord, I felt the torch pass to me to continue serving, to lead others, to Love God and to Love my Neighbor as myself the best I can. I pray we shall one day be as Bob Dylan wrote, "Forever Young" in Eternity together. Your Faithful son, David Michael

Cody Adams

February 8, 2021

Christine Ridd

February 8, 2021

Mr. Adams was a light in this world. A genuinely wonderful man fully engaged in life. An uplifting person to be around. A truly nice and kind person who adored his family.

You were one of the good guys Mr. Adams. You will be missed.
Chris Ridd

Rane Mack

February 8, 2021

Less of a memory and more just pure gratitude. It doesn’t matter how long we knew you, or even knew about you, because you were family for every moment. Every phone call, every story, every greeting was more than enough proof of that. You were one of the most important people in my life, and I’m sorry I never got to say that to you. But thank you, so, so much for giving us a family. For giving us the people that want to know us, and love us already. Even if you’re gone, the impact you left behind goes far beyond. I love you Grandpa Ted, and good luck going on to the next stage.

Marilyn Lauer

February 6, 2021

This is with great gratitude to TA for gifting me with a marvelous, loving son-in-law, David. TA will be remembered for his magnanimous generosity, just plain fun, and lots of laughter! Rest in peace, my friend, and enjoy the arms of our Lord holding you.

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