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Karlene M. Adam 1968-2021

NEWTON FALLS — Karlene M. Adam, 52, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, June 17, 2021, with her beloved husband and son by her side.

She was born Sept. 5, 1968, in Youngstown, the daughter of William O’Hara and Marsha Higham O’Hara. Karlene lived in Newton Falls for 27 years and was formerly of Austintown, where she grew up on the southside and graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1986. She worked for Jackson-Milton High School as a cafeteria worker for 12 years. The last two years she worked for Mercy Health as a customer service liaison. She met the love of her life, Al Adam Jr. of Newton Falls, on a blind date, and they ended up getting married May 21,1994, at the Pricetown United Methodist Church. They enjoyed many camping trips, ATV riding, going to the beach, traveling, the Canfield Fair and going out to eat, always making new friends along the way. Al and Karlene were blessed with a son, Tim Adam.

Karlene was a devoted mother to her beloved son.

She is survived by her husband, Albert A. Adam Jr. of Newton Falls; her beloved son, Tim Adam of Newton Falls; her parents, William and Marsha O’Hara; and two sisters, Kelly O’Hara and Kathy and Mike O’Hara-Adams, all of Cincinnati.

The Adam family would like to thank all of the staff at St. Joseph Cancer Center for all the care and comfort she received while battling cancer. “The love and comfort from family and friends she considered family will always be in our hearts.”

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Valley, 5000 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44484 or Mercy Health St. Joseph Cancer Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren, OH 44484, in her memory.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. The funeral service will be immediately following at noon, with Pastor DeWayne Smith officiating. Karlene will be laid to rest in Newton Falls Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440. Family and friends may view Karlene’s obituary online or to send condolences at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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