Adams, Dr. A. Birk


A. Birk Adams, 83 was born January 16, 1934 in Steubenville, Ohio to John N. Adams and Lois M. (White) Adams. He suffered from Leukemia and died at Tabitha's Grace Pointe on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
He graduated from Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio in 1951. He attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia and graduated with a B.S. degree in Biochemistry in 1955. He attended Michigan State University in 1955-56.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 and did his Basic Training attending Clerk Typist School in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. He was shipped to Stuttgart Germany where he worked first as a Clerk Typist, and then was trained as a Med-Tech and sent to the 5th General Hospital. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1958 and returned to Michigan State University where he earned his M.S. in Biochemistry in 1959.
In 1959, while working as a Research Technician at Ohio State University's Dental College, he started the Doctoral Program at Ohio State Physiology-Chemistry Department and served as a Graduate Assistant in the Medical College.
He married Jeanne Ann Ewing in Bath, Michigan in August in1960.  They made Lincoln their home and had one son, William (Bill) Birk Adams. Dr. Adams worked at the UNL College of Dentistry as an instructor from 1966 to 1999.
Birk was a member of Crestwood Christian Church He enjoyed the out of doors and was an avid camper and fisherman who backpacked in Wyoming and Bridger National Forest. He was a long-time member of the Lincoln Continentals Barbershop Chorus and the Nebraska Men's Christian Choir.

He is survived by son William Birk Adams of Seattle, Washington; Fiancé Sandra Humphrey; special friends Shelli & Troy Pomajzl and their children Cassandra, Isaiah, Noah and Coleson and many friends and colleagues.

Funeral services Friday (6-9-17) 11:00 A.M. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street.  Memorials to Crestwood Christian Church or Nebraska Christian Men’s Chorus.

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