Michele & Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I worked with Steve, here in MD, for many years. He was an incredible person and a very good friend to me. Steve was known for many things here. Fantastic co-worker, great intelligence, his love to learn and to teach, but most of all for his genuineness. He always had a smile and a word of encouragement to share and he was always “Happy to be here”. He will be greatly missed. I will be praying for you and your family throughout this difficult time.
— Greg Fisher
I consider myself a very fortunate person for having crossed paths with Steve. He was always willing to help. Always had time, and when he didn’t he would make the time. He was a wonderful teacher and never hesitated to share his expansive knowledge. He always had something nice to say and knew when you needed a word of encouragement. He had a real joy of living and I loved hearing his stories of travel. He loved food and could make one mean smoked brisket. He was a true friend. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family.
— Bob Chewey
I had the privilege of working with Steve at the agency and Harford Community College as an in structure. He is one of the nicest individual I have ever met and will be missed. This news is devastating to many who worked with him and we all have you in Our prayers. So sorry
— Michael Feinour
Hard to know what to say. My prayers go out to you. Memories helped me, especially knowing I had married a great man. You too, married a great man. If you need a shoulder to cry on with someone who has lost their beloved way too soon, give me a call 801-209-0496. I loved Defunkie parties, watching Steve smile, and seeing you when you lived in Sacramento. May you be comforted from above. With love,
— Wendy W Brewster
I had the priviledge of working with Steve for many years in MD, and always looked up to him in so many ways. He had a wonderfully unique personality that made him such a pleasure to be around. Even after our careers took us in different paths, we still made time for a quarterly lunch at Olive Garden with our mutual friend Doug Taylor, where we (like clockwork) discussed the same topics of family, politics, football, and upcoming vacations. Lunch was always filled with laughs, hugs, and an argument over who paid the bill last, where each of us would do our best “alligator arm” impression. For the record, I’m confident Steve paid at least 80% of the time 🙂 One of my favorite things about that lunch was hearing Steve pray. It was evident that he knew the Lord well and he always prayed that our families “would sense and know of our love for them”. I trust that the Lord will answer that prayer in a special way now for the Adams family, and I take solace in the belief that my dear friend now rests in the arms of his Lord, and that by His grace I’ll see him again one day. Until then, he’ll be greatly missed!
— Dan Rossell
Steve Adams I called him friend! He had a heart of gold.
It amazed me how he would get the greatest pleasure out of bringing a smile to other people faces, if he knew you or not. Rest easy my friend!
“What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
And what a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer”
— Valerie Mellerson-Napper
To Steve’s family, my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. Steve was the consummate navigator, officer and friend in the Utah Air Guard. He will always be remembered as a wonderful person and friend. He served as my navigator a number of times and always best providing his expert services in the air and on the ground. What a shock this is to me but know of our love for him for all of the fliers particularly. My best to you all, wish I could be in the Salt Lake Valley for the services but being in St George it limits me from supporting you all at this time. Again my deepest feelings of admiration to him and now to you all as his family.
Brent Winget, Brig Gen (retired) UT Air National Guard
— Brent Winget
I had the pleasure of flying with Steve several times in the Utah ANG, he was a dedicated professional. I want to express my sympathy to his family for this sudden loss.
— gordon hill
Family and friends are the ones who suffer during a loss of a loved one. I know I’m suffering and miss Steve every day. Although he commuted from Utah to Maryland for work and I usually only saw or spoke with him during the week, he was a great friend. We spoke daily in person or via phone/text. Our relationship went way beyond work and we talked about everything. I heard all the stories of him growing up and his life with children, grandchildren, and a loving wife. He repeatedly told me about Utah being “God’s country” and that I had to get out for a visit. He always asked about my life, family, and my wife, Lorna. He loved going to social events, game nights, or just a simple dinner or lunch. Besides being a best friend, Steve was one of the smartest people I have ever met. He really knew his stuff and was sought out by many for his expertise in networking, system administration, security, and general technical knowledge. He often spoke of faith and love of his country. There will never be another Steve and his legacy will live on through his family and friends.
— Tim Caldwell
Dear Michele, I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man. My prayers are with you and your family. Love, Jolene Nay Taylor
— Jolene Taylor
We’re so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We’ve known Steve for many years and met while in the Air Force in Okinawa. Steve was always a hard worker, a dedicated family man, and a joy to be around. He will be missed. We send our best wishes to the family.
— Larry & Cheryl Appel
Michele, so sorry to hear about Steve. I have so many fond memories of our time together in Okinawa! He was a true friend and a gentle man, in the true sense of the word. Your friends, Fernando & Kathy.
— Fernando Manrique
Steve was an amazingly positive guy. It was a sad day when Steve and Michelle left Okinawa. Over the years we have thought fondly of them.
He will be missed.
— Pat and Joan Allen
Our deepest condolences to the entire Adam’s family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve for 7 years in MD and stayed in touch after I took another job. He was always so kind, positive, helpful and gracious. He was a coworker but also a friend to many. We talked about our love of family, God and Country and military life, since my husband was in the Air Force as well. My husband also met Steve for the first time when a group of us all went to dinner at Christmas. He too felt his genuine positive attitude. I would run into Steve occasionally and we would quickly catch up on things. He was so happy to hear when my son joined the Air Force last year and was stationed in Utah near Salt Lake. Steve told me to tell my son, to call him anytime he needs anything and he would love to have him over for dinner. He had such a great heart which touched so many. My heart breaks to hear this news and for your family. May God be with you during this difficult time and the memories comfort you. RIP Steve. So many will miss your contagious smile and warmth. Sincerely, Elena and Brian Granruth
— Elena Granruth
I am just so deeply shocked and sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a wonderful and caring co-worker of mine in MD for many years, but also a friend. Every Monday he would ask me how my weekend was, and he was always truly interested in hearing all about it. My deepest sympathy and prayers to his entire family.
— Dawn Hetzel
My Prayers and Condolences …
— Clyde Soumas
Please accept my prayers for peace and comfort during this very difficult time. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Steve a few short years ago and all I can say is what a great human being he was. He truly did light up the room and was always pleasant and cheerful. He never had a negative thing to say and was always willing to help anyone with anything they asked of him.
My fondest memory of Steve is the day I met him….we were in a meeting and Steve nodded off and my new boss tells me to poke him and wake him up! 🙂 It’s just one of those funny, heartwarming moments that will be with me forever.
I am thankful that I got to re-connect with Steve just this past summer over a short telephone conversation. As always, he was cheerful and full of life and I hung up feeling just so happy to have gotten to hear his voice. I will always treasure that last conversation.
— Holly Carver
I am just returning from vacation to find out devastating news of Mr. Adams. He was one of the nicest people I had the privilege of working with in Maryland. Mr. Adams was always sharing the love he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. He always had a word of positivity and motivation to pass on. He enjoyed teaching new things to others. Mr. Adams words of encouragement and wisdom have kept me striving and giving my best in everything I do. I am still in disbelief of his transition. But I will remember his giving, caring, happy, serene and kinderd spirit. He will be truly missed. My deepest condolences go out you Melissa and the family during this time. Sending uplifiting you all’s way. He will truly be missed. Tanisha B. ~ 🙁
— Tanisha Bazemore
I loved working with Steve here in Maryland. He was such a personable guy easy going and knew his technology. He love people and would stop into our office now and then always smiling n chipper. He will be sorely missed! Many Prayers to his family!
— Tim Jones
I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I worked with him about 8 years ago, he was a pleasure to work with. Always had a smile and something nice to say. He will be missed very much. Again, I am so sorry for your loss,