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Robert Wayne Adams

October 8, 1923 — March 9, 2022

Robert Wayne "Bob" Adams, 98, of Monroeville passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022. He was born October 8, 1923 in East McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Farris Adams and Ethel (Darbey) Adams Cole. He was the husband of 53 years to the late Dorothy Marie (Roha) Adams, who passed away in 2003. Bob enlisted in 1943 and began training in the Army Air Forces, which later became US Air Force. As a Cadet, he trained as a pilot, bombardier, and navigator. Later, the Army needed soldiers in the European front of WW2 and the Air Cadet program was cancelled. He then served as a radio operator in the infantry until the Germans surrendered. After a short leave, Bob was shipped off to the Pacific Theatre of operations where he served in the Phillipines until operations concluded that phase of the war. He was Honorably Discharged on March 9, 1946. Through the years he was always proud of the time in the military and especially of his unit, The Blackhawks 86th Division, that he served with. He kept in touch with his fellow Blackhawks' comrades well into his 90s, attending many of the reunions. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Karen) Adams, daughter, Jan (Rob) Adams, grandchildren, Kristen (Eric) Burgess, and Ryan (Amy) Adams, and great-grandsons, Lincoln & Parker Burgess, and Mason Adams. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. A Memorial Service will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 10:00am. Condolences can be made at
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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