The WPI/NTPA office has been notified of the passing of Joe Adams of Bellevue, Ohio, on Saturday, July 29. In 1974, Mr. Adams won the first-ever NTPA championships awarded in the Modified Mini division at both 1,500 and 1,700-lbs.
Mr. Adams, a millwright machinist, retired from Norfolk Southern and went on to train welders and lead construction teams at nuclear power plants in northern Ohio.He was a trustee of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and belonged to Firelands Pioneer Power, Buckeye Oliver, and Lagrange Engine Clubs and the Hart-Parr/Oliver Collectors Association.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Alice, of 54 years; son James; daughter Jacqueline and her husband Mark;sisters Janice (Ed), Virginia (Charles), Glenda (Merrill), Patricia, Avis (Dennis); brother-in-law Roger Dick; and grandchildren Allie, Joseph, and Zachary. Mr. Adams' full obituary may be found here, where messages of condolence may be left for the family.
We extend our condolences to Joe's nephew Kevin Dick, who informed us of Mr Adams' death, and to the entire family.