Holly P. Adams

August 24, 1917 - December 3, 2002

08/24/1917 - 12/03/2002

Past Services

Thursday December 05, 2002
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday December 06, 2002
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday December 06, 2002
12:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral
13th and Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

Holly P. Adams, 85, of Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, December 3, 2002, in Peterson Geriatric Center and Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling.
He was born Aug. 24, 1917 in East Liverpool, Ohio, son of the late Joseph and Carmella Yanni Adams.
He was retired from the forner Blaw Knox Foundry, Wheeling; a member of St. Joseph Cathedral and a Marine veteran of World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Gene, Angelo, Louis and Jesse Adams; three sisters, Mary Adams, Nellie Cherra and Rose Bisceglia.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Vasicko Adams; a son, David H. Adams and his wife Holly, of Elizabethtown, PA; a daughter, Deborah Rusnak and her husband, Roger, of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Heather and Adam Rusnak, both of Columbus; a niece Dorothy Lolli and her husband, Daniel of Columbus; a great-nephew, Frank Lolli and his wife Connie of Columbus, Ohio; and a great-niece, Beth Sale of Columbus.
Friends received 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 12:05 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the Rev. Charles Teufel as celebrant. Interment in Mount Calvary, Wheeling.

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Tom Gustoff
8 years ago

Aunt Mary & Family,

When I was about four years old, I remember Uncle Holly and my Pap Pap Jesse doing some work on our house in the summer time. I was the designated “helper” but I was more interested in going into my little inflatable pool. Uncle Holly said “work before play and you will feel better about the playtime.” I have NEVER forgotten that in all these years.


Tom Gustoff

charles d. marano
8 years ago

Hi,You have our deepest sympathy The Chuck Marano Family Patty Kristina & Maria

Charles Knapp
8 years ago

You have my sincere sympathy for the passing of Holly. I can’t express it personally due to recent knee replacement surgery. I still have the gavel he made for me.

Charles Knapp