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James Adamic

June 21, 1942 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 75)

James L. Adamic passed away peacefully at his home on February 12, 2018.  He was born in Canon City, Colorado on June 21, 1942 to John J. and Josephine Adamic.  He attended grade school at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Canon City.  As a young man, he worked in local farming and ranching community with extended family.  As a teenager, he was very close to his Uncle Louie and found a love for horses and cattle.  He started his own herd of cattle as a young adult and continued ranching, with the help of his sons in law, Doyle and Dave, until his death.  He had a great love of bull riding and hit rodeos across the Southwest for years.  He had several jobs locally: hauling fruit and veggies for Mr. Newell, learning cement work from Wayman Bryant and roofing.  Jim started his own roofing company in 1967.  He worked hard, doing all types of roofing throughout Colorado, for 46 years until his retirement in 2013.  Jim met Judy at Murphy’s Poor Boy Drive-In in 1963.  Soon after, he was 86d from Murphy’s for scrapping-leaving his buddies to keep any eye on Judy.  For 53 ½ years, she kept him in line as they walked through life together and raised their daughters Lisa and Marge.  He had a great love for hunting big game, especially mountain lions with his dogs, and had his numerous trophies displayed throughout his home.  His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he enjoyed many trips to Park Dale with them taking care of the cattle, riding horses, hunting, and exploring the Indian Writings.  Jim is survived by his wife Judy, daughters: Lisa (Doyle) Ruona and Marge (Dave Meisner, grandchildren: Kacey, Brandi, and JW Ruona, sister Dell Kendall, niece Tina (Scott) Torres, nephews: Mark (Michelle) Kendall and Jack (Halley) Kendall, and numerous great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister Rose Marie, mother JoJo, father John and nephew John Kendall.  A celebration of life will be held Sunday, February 25th at 11:00 AM, at the Four Mile Community Club at the corner of East Main St. and Steinmeyer Ave. in Canon City, CO.  Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.  Online condolences at Harwoodfunerals.com.

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