In Memory

Steven A Adams


May14, 1954 - August 21, 2021

Steve was kind, curious, smart and quirky. He loved the Bears and the Cubs. Living close to Wrigley, we would walk to Cubs games. He would go for walks every day, walking along the Lake or to Lincoln Park. He was a movie and film director connoisseur, maintaining notes on his favorite movies, directors and movie lines. We would go to movies and discuss them afterwards at a nearby restaurant. He enjoyed meeting us at Oak Street Beach to watch the Air Show and going to the Field Museum to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. He was an avid reader of American history and politics. Growing up, he loved Elton John and “Tommy – the Pinball Wizard” by the Who. Steve worked as an International Transaction Banker. After he retired, he liked to analyze stocks and experiment with lottery tickets. He always voted and he was a regular blood donor. When Val died, he was an immense help to me in cleaning Val’s condo and packing/moving her possessions. I will greatly miss our conversations and our outings.

Steve was pre-deceased by his grandparents, parents and sister Val. He is survived by his brother John (and wife Linda), nephew Erik, sister Jude, niece Allison and nephew Andrew.


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10/24/21 04:15 PM #1    

Martha Ostoich (Teshich)

May his Memory be Eternal!!!  

10/26/21 07:26 PM #2    

Gwen Blaylock (Beeby)

Rest in peace Steve.  A dear friend since our freshman year at South Shore.

10/27/21 11:21 AM #3    

Barry Lee Zuckerman

Hi All,

Steve was a great friend of mine. We met in 4th grade at Horace Mann Grammar school. We walk to school together everyday and goofed around after school playing wiffle ball, trading baseball cards and playing hockey in his basement.  We played a lot of music. He loved Jethro Tull. We both went to South Shore our 1st year and Bowen the balance of high school.  He was a bright person. I did not see him after high school.  I tried finding him, but I could not find him. I will always remember him and his laugh.

Barry Zuckerman 

10/27/21 03:24 PM #4    

Anne F Bennett (Govostis)

Steve and I had several classes together.

I remember some of our liveliest discussions were regarding our favorite t.v shows.  "All in the Family"  was the one we talked about the most ,as well as, argued about! Little did we know, back then, the impact this show would make on our society.  Fond memories...

Rest in peace Steven.










10/27/21 08:03 PM #5    

Adele Briseno (Garza)

Always so sad to hear of "another passing" of a fellow Bowenite. Although I did not know Steve, sounds like he was a great guy. May another fellow Biwenite Rest In Peace. 

11/06/21 09:57 PM #6    

Larry Johnson

I met Steve in Bowen, probably in Journalism, 1971. We both went to UIC, worked downtown, and lived in Lincoln Park. We spent many years patronizing  the local watering holes. When I married, Steve and I grew distant. We exchanged Christmas cards, and when Steve's sister, Judy, was trying to locate Steve's friends, after his passing  , she found the Chrismas cards we had sent. She contacted me using that information.

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11/11/21 09:27 PM #7    

Marquita Daniels (Campbell)

Good evening to all. It’s so very sad to here about another bowenite has passed. I didn’t know him but his family has my deepest sympathy. May Steve Rest In Peace and God truly bless his family..🙏🏾☹ī¸đŸ˜ĸ🙏🏾                         Marquita Daniels McIntosh-Campbell&nbs>



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