Adam L. Drelick
April 24, 1931 - April 2, 2012
ADAM L. DRELICK 80 of 406 Wilson Ave. Oil City, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at 1:15 A.M. Monday April 2, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Oil City.
Born in Oil City on April 24, 1931 son of the late Andrew J. and Julia Goreczny Drelick.
He was a graduate of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in Oil City.
He was an Airman 2nd Cl in the United States Air Force seeing duty in Germany during the Korean Conflict with the 19th Communications Construction Squadron USAF-E APO 65.He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal ( Germany ).
He started his working career working for the PRR, PennCentral and Conrail Railroads as a trackman. He then went on to Oilwell Supply until the plant closed and then to First Seneca Bank working in the mailroom in Franklin.
Adam was a member of the Assumption BVM Church
On June 22, 1968 in St. Joseph Church in Oil City He was married to the former Helen E. Showers and she survives along with 1 brother Andrew Drelick and by two sisters Helen Jasiota and Joan Sonoski all of Oil City. Special Family Friends Penny, Craig, Heather and Taylor Thomas.
In-laws Donna Barrett of Cranberry, Dottie Jane Heighley of Oil City, Donald Showers 2 Mile Run and Richard Showers of Columbus, OH. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was prceded in death by four brothers Stanley, Bruno, Joseph and Frank Drelick and two sisters Sophie Ziemba and Mary Pintal
There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Wed. in the Assumption BVM Church. Mass of Christian Burial will then be Celebrated at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Justin Pino the Pastor Presiding. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery with Full Military Honors being provided by the V.E.T.S Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Golden Living Center in Oil City ,or to the Oil City Library.
The Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
Rich Milner - firstname.lastname@example.orgI didn't know Adam very well but remembered working with him at the First Seneca Bank UDSI building for a short while and he was always very pleasant and a nice gentleman. May his soul Rest In Peace. God Bless.
Heather, Nate, AnthonyWe are so grateful that we got to recently visit Uncle Adam and Aunt Showers. There will be many memories to tell Anthony! Love you all.
DON GRAHAM - email@example.com WILL MISS YOU MY OLE FRIEND. YOU WERE MY GOOD FRIEND. YOUR JOURNEY WILL BE A GOOD ONE.
Brenda,Ed, Tara, Austin, April, Matt,Destiny & MyaOur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the Lord lay his hand apon you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of peace and courage. We will forever hold Adam in our hearts forever. We reach out and give you our warmest embrace and love.
Donna DrelickUncle Adam was such a wonderful character who ALWAYS entertained his many his nieces and nephews. So many fond memories of the stories he would tell around Aunt Sophie's kitchen table. I can only imagine the party they all are having up there in heaven now. Love to Aunt Showers.
Barbie Drelick StirlingAunt Helen, You have our deepest sympathy. Uncle Adam was a true treasure and loved family. We can only smile remembering the crazy things he would do....remember when he went canoeing with "the nephews" and they all ended up with poison ivy? He was always so wonderful to my Jim - making him feel welcome. I remember going to your house one Christmas and we stood counting the cases of beer in the basement! Let's hope that they have plenty to go around in heaven - because the "Drelicks" are throwing a welcome home party!
Tim Sobina - firstname.lastname@example.orgMay God bless you Adam and your entire family. I recall assisting Adam many years ago as we replaced his old fuse panel in his basement to the new circuit breaker system. Adam was a great person to work for and had a truly outstanding personality. Once the electric was turned back on we enjoyed a couple beers together. Really great man and again, God bless Adam and all his family members always, especially during this difficult time.
Penny, Craig, Heather and Taylor ThomsWhen we were house shopping 16 yrs. ago, God knew where he wanted us. Adam adopoted us from the start and assumed the role of dziadziu, father, neighbor,protector and friend. He was all of these and so much more to us. Words can never express how special Adam and Helen are to us and we thank God for them. We have so many special memories with both of them and we cherish every single one. So long dziadziu, It won't be long until we see those blue eyes again. We love you!
Missy Heigley WarholaAunt Helen, I'm praying for you from a distance and remembering how Uncle Adam always called me "Mississippi". He had such a wonderful sense of humor and was so generous to his neices and nephews. I'll never forget the fun we all had during family gatherings over the Christmas holidays. He will be missed. Love, Missy