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Roy T. Adsmond
Roy T. “Buddy” Adsmond died peacefully Saturday, January 29th at the Pines in Poughkeepsie after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Buddy, known as “Honey” to his family, was born on March 4, 1920 to Thomas C. Adsmond and Edith Churchman of Hamilton, KS.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bertha Lucas, his sons Thomas C. and Joseph Peter Adsmond, and his daughter, Barbara Tully. He was predeceased by his oldest son John M. Adsmond. In addition, he is survived by his sisters, Wilma and Marie French, his brother, Walter Adsmond, as well as his four grandchildren, John, Gabriel, and Julianna Tully and Micheal Adsmond, and four great-grandchildren, Dymin and Dakala Adsmond and William and Cooper Tully. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Lucas J. and Joseph Lucas and Marvin French as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roy worked for IBM as an experimental tool and die maker for over 35 years, retiring in the late 80’s. While at IBM, he won many awards and patents for his work.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved adventure and flying. He had a keen appreciation for dogs and horses and a special love for fly-fishing, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren.
During WWII, he served in the Navy as a Chief Gunners Mate and was aboard the USS Lexington when that carrier was sunk in 1942 at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Subsequently, he served aboard PC 617 off Omaha Beach on D-day. For his distinguished service, he was awarded many medals – chief among them the Purple Heart.
Roy was a gentle soul who always offered his hand to anyone in need, and was widely admired for his selflessness. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.