Harold “Bill” Adair

Harold “Bill” Adair passed away peacefully May 8. He was born in Barberton Feb. 18, 1931 and was 88 years old. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (nee Thomas); parents, Mildred (nee Neal) and Harold Adair; sister, Jeanne (Gordon) Swain; brother, Walt; sister, Dawn Delight Burke; brother-in-law and his wife, Noel and Doris Thomas; and daughter, Karen Luck. He is survived by his children, Mark Adair and Colleen (Joel) Campbell;  grandchildren Kristy (Paul) Zentiska, KC (Lisa) Luck, Meghan, Katie, and Tommy Adair, Ben, Cory, and Joshua Campbell; great-grandchildren, Kenidee, PJ, Kyle, Kaydince, Liam, Talon, Nolan and Arden. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and-brother-in-law Jim and Martha Cosgrove and sister-in-law Ruth Adair. Bill was known as a hard-working family man. He served in the Army National Guard as a tank driver. He had 70 years of experience in plastics and owned his own business Barberton Mold and Machine for 31 years. He spent his time at home between his family and his church, Lakeview UMC where he participated in the choir until he was 86 years old. Bill enjoyed taking time to experience all that Barberton had to offer. He frequented Lake Anna for daily walks with his dog Daisy and enjoyed the summer concert series. He especially enjoyed meeting other dog walkers on his regular walks. Funeral Services will be, Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 211 3rd St. NW,a. The family will receive friends, Friday, May 10 from 5-8 p.m. at Cox McNulty Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton and prior to the service Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Lakewood Cemetery, Akron. Memorials may be made to Lakeview United Methodist Church, 211 3rd Street NW, Barberton, OH 44203.


  1. Debbie Harris-Stanger on July 28, 2019 at 12:26 am

    I loved the Adair family. I meet them while attending Lakeview United Methodists Church; where their daughter Karen and I became great friends. I went on many vacations, spent a whole of time swimming at their home and growing up with the family. Mr. Adair was like a second dad! He was an excellent role model inside and outside the church. He always had a smile with such a gentle soul. To Mark and Colleen, hold on to the special loving memories of him, he was a true upstanding family man and his love for His Lord and Savior, your mother and his children just shined!!!! He will be missed by many.
    Love you, 💕 Deb Harris-Stanger

  2. David Tibensky on May 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Fairwell friend. We served in the national guard together. I remember the unfortant
    accident at the Fairview ave. crossing.

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