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John William 'Bill' Adam

John William 'Bill' Adam

John William 'Bill' Adam, 78, of Quincy, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 in the Halifax Medical Center in Port Orange, Fla. He was born May 6, 1943 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Hannibal, Mo., the son of John Paul and Cecilia (Yager) Adam. Bill received an associate's degree from Gem City Business College in January 1964. He married Patty (Schwartz) Bordewick on February 17, 2006 at Blessed Sacrament Church. She survives. Bill was the office manager at Quincy Soybean Company for 30 years. He later worked in real estate, as an auditor at Amcon, and a bus driver for the Quincy School District. He retired in 2010.

Bill and Patty are members of Blessed Sacrament Parish. He was a Men's Group participant and eucharistic minister at Blessed Sacrament. He volunteered many hours for Birthright of Quincy, helping staff Birthright events and providing direct assistance to clients. He was named that organization's volunteer of the year in 2016.

Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He spent many years as a longtime volunteer youth sports coach, and he served as commissioner of a golfing group that routinely met on Tuesdays at local courses. He enjoyed attending activities involving his children and grandchildren, ranging from American Legion baseball summer trips throughout the Midwest more than 35 years ago to concerts, musicals and dance recitals for his grandchildren or simply attending T-Ball and Little League games this past summer. He will be remembered for organizing Jart-O-Mania, an annual lawn jarts tournament, for friends and family for more than 20 years. He loved taking his dogs, Katie and Tucker, on walks and showing them off to neighbors when he and Patty traveled to Florida each winter to live at Pioneer Creek RV Resort in Bowling Green, Fla.

In addition to his wife, Patty, Bill is also survived by his children: David Adam of Quincy; Joel Adam and wife Amy of Foristell, Mo.; Stephanie "Stacey" Adam Arnold of Quincy; Matt Jackson and wife Liz of Quincy; Mark Bordewick and wife Jennifer of Quincy; Joe Bordewick and wife Amber of Quincy; Megan (Bordewick) Barragree and husband Dennis of Quincy; Christina (Bordewick) Wilson of Quincy; Zach Bordewick of Quincy; and Nathan Bordewick of Quincy.

HIS GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer (Adam) Zomick and husband Cory of Chicago; Jill Adam of Alton, Ill.; Jamie Adam of Quincy; Meredith Adam, Brady Adam and Claudia Adam of Foristell, Mo.; Matthew Arnold, Andrew Arnold, Adam Arnold and Eric Arnold of Quincy; Brett Bordewick and wife Mireya of Sterling, Ill..: Blayne Bordewick of Dupo, Ill.; Bre Bordewick of Quincy; Alexis Bordewick of Quincy; Amy Bordewick of St. Louis; Drew Bordewick of Quincy; Michael Freeman of Little Rock, Ark.; Sophie Barragree, Sam Barragree and Charlie Barragree of Quincy; Juliet Wilson, Naomi Wilson and Sydney Wilson of Quincy; and Landon Bordewick of Quincy.

HIS GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Elise Bordewick and Alejandro Bordewick of Sterling, Ill.

HIS SIBLINGS: Linda (Adam) Ritter and husband Jack of Affton, Mo., and Dan Adam and wife Jan of Monroe City, Mo.

Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Donna (Whitecotton) Adam, his second wife Nancy (Augspurger) Adam, and brothers Jim Adam and Donald Adam in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery near Monroe City, Mo. at 2 p.m. Monday. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Birthright of Quincy or to the Blessed Sacrament Men's Group. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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From:
Laura Megown
Quincy, IL
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Patty and Joe-

I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with comfort and peace.
Laura Megown
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Dan "Truck" Sherman
St Peters, MO
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RIP Sir! A great man I enjoyed talking sports with and battling with on the Jart-O-Mania soil in yrs past. A great family he raised. God Bless.🙏🏻
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Doug and Pam Luther
Quincy, IL
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Rest In Peace, dear Bill... Patty and family, our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bill was always a delight, bringing smiles to all those around him. Love you all...
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Kevin Unger
Kansas City, MO
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We enjoyed Bill's company on our many visits to Quincy and his visits to KC. God bless the family.
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Leona Loos
Quincy, IL
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My prayers to you David and Family you too Jill. Remember your Dad during Legion baseball.
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Tonya Hiland
Dayton, OH
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So sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
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Mike & Cindy Foster
Quincy, IL
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Bill was a wonderful person, quick to smile and always helpful. May God bless Patty and the family.
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Don and Cathy Payne
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Laurie and Bud Fisher
Jamesville, NY
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We’re so sorry for your loss. Bill will be greatly missed at Pioneer Creek.
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Jim and Charlene Graham
White Lake, MI
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I am so sorry for your loss! Bill will be missed by many!
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Bill and Lois Coutcher
Traverse City, MI
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Bill was such a bright light. We will miss him at Pioneer Creek, especially at Karaoke night and seeing him out walking his little buddies. Rest In Peace Bill. And our condolences to Patty and the family.
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janice nicholson
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Rest in Peace Bill. We remember going on bus trips with you guys and had a blast, a great couple and a great man. Bless Patty and the family.
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Brenda Hartman
Buchanan, GA
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So sorry for your loss. Always loved seeing Bill walk his dogs at PC. Prayers for Patty and family.