Shamokin – Horst Heinrich Adam, 87, of 987 Hollow Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2023
at his home surrounded by his sister and her family.
Born in StefhansKirchen, Germany on June 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Hans and Marianne E. L.
He married Hilda “Annie” Adam, who preceded him in death.
Horst served 21 years in the United States Army, was in the 82nd Airborne Assn., honorably discharged in
1973 as Master Sergeant. Over the course of those 21 years, he went on two tours to Vietnam, served in the
Korean war, and was involved in the1965 uprising of the Dominican Republic. He earned many honors
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal with V Device and First Oak Leaf Cluster
Good Conduct Medal(4th Award)
Army of Occupation Medal with German Clasp
National Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Dominican Republic)
Vietnam Service Medal with One Silver Service Star
Combat Infantryman Badge
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960)
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Badge
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class Unit Citation Badge
Driver and Mechanics Badge with Driver W Bar
Expert Badge with Pistol and Carbine Bars
Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle and Mortar Bars
He was extremely proud to be a United States citizen and serve his beloved country.
Horst then returned to the public workforce and served 28 years as Chief of Energy for the United States Air
Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He continued to live in Colorado after retirement, but 2
years later suffered a stroke. He then came to Pennsylvania in 2010 after his wife passed to reside with his
sister and brother-in-law who lovingly assisted and cared for him for the past 12 years.
He was proud to be a veteran and was a life member of the V.F.W., the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the
He was of Lutheran faith.
We will miss him immensely.
Horst is survived by a daughter, Susan Angello and husband Joe, grandchildren Chloe, Joseph and
Nickolous Angello, three great grandchildren, a son Richard Adam, a sister, Ilse Selma Venn; two nieces,
Linda Kay (Venn) Cavanaugh and her husband, Shawn of Shamokin, their daughter Amanda Cavanaugh
and her husband Billy Stump of Ashburn, Virginia, and Diana Margaret Louise (Venn) Ginitz and her
husband, Victor, their daughter Nina Ginitz of Shamokin. In addition to his wife and parents, he was
preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Ronald Harrison Venn, who Horst sadly missed after his death June
Horst H. Adam, 87, of 987 Hollow Road, Shamokin – Funeral Services will be private at the convenience
of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240
W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please
visit www.farrowfh.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Stonington Fire Company, 2732
PA-61, Sunbury, PA, 17801 or the American Legion, 856 Ash Street, Kulpmont, PA, 17834.
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