Thomas A. Adamavich, age 78, of Sheboygan, died on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Sunny Ridge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center due to complications from Covid-19. He was born in Sheboygan on November 10, 1941, the son of the late Clemons and Barbara (Jonelis) Adamavich.
Thomas attended local schools and graduated from the last class of Sheboygan Central High School in 1960. On May 1, 1965 he was united in marriage to Patricia Norris at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He was a current member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and the Sheboygan Moose Lodge. In his earlier years he was a milkman for Morning Glory Dairy in Sheboygan. Thomas then was employed as a truck driver at the Piggly Wiggly/Fresh Brands warehouse, retiring after 33 years. Thomas was very proud to be a member of the Teamsters.
In his retirement Thomas was a courtesy driver for the Kohler Company for 10 years. Watching his children and grandchildren participate in their activities is what he enjoyed the most. He also enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to go up north to fish, hunt, and talk around the campfire with his cousin Bob. Thomas and Patricia also liked to go antiquing. He was especially proud of his Lithuanian heritage. Thomas had a larger than life personality with a gift for telling stories and making people laugh.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; daughter, Vicki (Tom Binder); son, Steve (Amy); grandchildren, Claire and Elizabeth Binder, Emma and Anna Adamavich. He is further survived by brothers, David Admavich and Phillip Adamavich; sisters, Laurie (Henry) Franzen and Cathy (Carl) Mersberger; brothers and sisters in-law, Judy Zelle, Linda and Larry Burger; step-mother Marian Adamavich; and his aunt, Ruth Adamavich. He is further survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father in-law, Ann and John Norris; his step father, Willard Clemens; sister in-laws Bonnie Adamavich, Alice Adamavich, and Mary Jane Norris; brother in-laws, Tom Zelle and John Norris; and niece, Lisa Marie Burger.
Due to the current public health concerns, a celebration of Thomas’s life will be held at a later date.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the entire staff at Sunny Ridge Health Care, especially Amie, Bobbi, Cassie, Jenna, and Ryan who went above and beyond in their care of Tom. We also thank the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the compassion and care that was given to him.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Thomas’s name.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
My sincere sympathy for your loss during this difficult time.. It is times like these you find all of us are interconnected. I recently found out that Tom was with my dad (William Pieper) the day he meet my mom (Delores) and they shared their memories with me as they reminisced. I also grew up to know his brother Dave through my parents who married Bonnie (who now shares Tom's happy spirit) whose parents lived next door to my grandparents. I was in their (Dave & Bonnie's) wedding & baby sat for their kids now grown and kids of their own. Although I did not know Tom personally our paths did cross so I also feel a deep sense of loss of a happy soul who brought us all together.. God Bless as his memory will live on in all our hearts forever. Please extend heart felt hugs to you, Dave, and the kids for me. I am praying for comfort to all of you. Hugs.
Our sincerely sympathy to the Adamavich Family. Tom & Bill go way back to getting together as young boys, attending Boy Scouts, and much later was with Bill when we met. Then we all had families of our own and at times such as this you realize how fast time passes. We remember that he was always having fun & happy. We have fond memories as we share your sorrow.. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Know that he will be dearly missed.
We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was always one of the friendliest people one would meet. Always that big smile and sincere interest in "how are you doing?" I'm sure the family will have many fond memories of happier times spent with him and of the joys he brought to your lives. Peace and comfort to all of you.
Thinking of you you are in our thoughts and prayers.
you will be missed. we alway had a good time together
Pat and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I first learned of Tom’s passing yesterday from a friend. I will always remember his smile every time we saw each other. A great guy! May your memories of him give you some sort of comfort.
Pat and family, so sorry for your loss- I always enjoyed seeing Tom and listening to his laugh. He had that sick sense of humor like all truck drivers- I am so sorry that this happened at this time and you have to deal with this without the help of friends, Know that our thoughts are with you. Seems like there have been many Schultz people dying in the last few years. God's blessings for your family at Easter.
Our condolences at your loss.
Tom was a friend and former client of mine. My condolences to his family and especially brothers Dave and Phil.
I sit here in Las Vegas just recalling all of the warm memories of you driving the shuttle at The American Club. I have dreams weekly about the Kohler experiences, and even in these desert temps, I could only wish you would have seen the fritters melt out here like I have.
Sending all my love and condolences
Zack Mueller, the bellman
Dear Patricia and family, My deepest sympathy at the passing of Tom. I got to know Tom at the Moose Lodge where I had coffee with him in the morning. I found him to be a thoughtful and good hearted person. May God be with you at this difficult time. Mike Helmke-San Antonio, TX.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Pat and your whole family deeply sorry I shall truly miss Tom and my morning chats with you
My condolences to the family
We wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. My husband, David, worked with Tom for many years at the Piggly Wiggly warehouse. He says that he always had a smile on his face and when in the warehouse always took time to talk to everyone. He has many fond memories of Tom. Surround yourself with the love of family and friends that you especially need during this difficult time.
Our Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathies for all of you during this difficult time period.