- September 11, 1972 - February 4, 2012
- Kent, Ohio
of Adam's Passing
Hattie Larlham Foundation
9772 Diagonal Road
Mantua, OH 44255
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“I am so sorry for the your loss of Adam. He was a wonderful person with a great smile. :) He kidded around with many in such a fun and joking manner....Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Lori Murphy - Kent, OH
“I worked with Adam for many years. He was always telling jokes to me. He loved to put on his masks and scare us. He always wanted to sign his name as...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Holly Stuckey - San Antonio, TX
“Our heart goes out to the family and friends. Adam was a wonderful worker.
3 of 30 | Posted by: Gwen Amelin - Monroe, LA
“You will be missed
4 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara Blanson - Monroe, LA
“Remembering Adam fondly, your family is in our prayers.
5 of 30 | Posted by: Edda Curry - Monroe, LA - friend
“Fond memories of Adam at ARCO
6 of 30 | Posted by: Joseph King - Monroe, LA - friend
“Keeping your family in my prayers. I have fond memories of Adam from his time here in Louisiana.
7 of 30 | Posted by: Julie Brewster - Monroe, LA
“Praying for all of the family in the loss of Adam. When he lived in Monroe, LA he was my friend.
8 of 30 | Posted by: Suzy Beck - LA - friend
“Adam was a delight to know! We will all miss him! But we will see him again someday!
9 of 30 | Posted by: The Miller Family - Rootstown, OH
“Kathleen and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. If there is anything you need, dont hesitate to call.
Scott, Jodi,...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Scott and Jodi Kendall - Erial, NJ
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. It has been truely an...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Vicki Silvey - Ravenna,, OH
“To Adam's Family, Friends and Caregivers,
We are deeply sadden by your sudden loss.
We only knew Adam by the kind words Kathleen shared of...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: The Hatch Family - Erial, NJ
“Kathleen and family,
We're so sorry for your loss and can't imagine the pain you are going through. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Madalyn Buss - Sicklerville, NJ
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful son. The memories of him will live forever in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Doris Lassond - Seville, OH
“Leigh and all of your family,
All my love and prayers to you during this very difficult time. I pray that you find comfort in all your memories...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Shellie Cole - Waterford, MI
“Kathleen, my heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong and find peace in knowing that you are loving wonderful sister. My prayers and...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Susan DeCaro - Sicklerville, NJ
“To Adam's family:
I am a international student, i was so sad when i saw the Email. My English is not very good, i do not know what i should say...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Haoyuan Ma - kent, OH
“My heartfelt condolences go out to all of your family! I pray that God will comfort you and give you His peace.
In sympathy and love,
Kris...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Kris Safford - Cheboygan, MI
“Maureen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult tme. John, Charlyn, and Christopher DeCola
19 of 30 | Posted by: John DeCola - Warren, OH
“The Castile Family is sending their love and prayers to the McFarland Family during this difficult time. Adam added so much to all your lives, I...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: The Castile Family - Mt. Laurel, NJ
“Leigh, May you have peace, love and strength as you share the loving memories of your brother with others. His abilty to teach others reminds me as...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Wendy
My sympathy to you and your family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
22 of 30 | Posted by: Michael Gershe
“We will miss Adam so much and know this is such a difficult time for everyone. You are all in our prayers to comforted knowing Adam is perfect and...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jamie and Charlene McClurg - MI
I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's passing! I can't imagine what you must be going through. You and Adam had such a special...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Sheila & Allan Lyons and family - OH
“Leigh~ your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May you have peace in knowing your brother made the world a better place.
25 of 30 | Posted by: Linda VandeVoort - Clarkston, MI
“I will always remember meeting Adam at his sister, Mo's, house and how he was excited to talk about his favorite movies and thrilled to point out...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Jennie Weber - Ravenna, OH
“Adam lived a full life despite being born with cognitive and physical impairments at a time when special education was brand new. He defied the early...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Leigh Sarfati - Rochester Hills, MI
“Leigh .. Sending you and your family much love. <3
28 of 30 | Posted by: Rebecca Bazely
“Leigh I am so sorry about the passing of your brother. I know that he had a profound effect on you and your life's work is a tribute to Adam. We...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Leslie Hosey - Detroit, MI
Adam Milburn McFarland, 39, of Kent, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 at his home in Kent.
He was born September 11, 1972 in Chicago Heights, IL to Walter H. and Leslie (McClurg) McFarland. He loved his family, animals, movies (anything with Tom Cruise!), music, and watching sports, especially his team the Philadelphia Eagles.
He is survived by his father, Walter (Joanne) McFarland of West Monroe, LA: his mother, Leslie (McClurg) McFarland of Rochester Hills, MI; sisters, Leigh (Peter) Sarfati of Rochester Hills, MI, Kathleen (Michael) Barth of Erial, NJ, Maureen (Bron Roeder) McFarland of Kent, Allison McFarland of Boiling Springs, SC; brother, Kent (Maureen) McFarland of Gibbsboro, NJ; Uncle, James (Charlene) McClurg; Aunt, Evelyn Aubrey; nieces and nephews, Marley vanWel and Theo Sarfati, Michael and Meghan Barth, Joe, Paul, and Brennan McFarland, and Logan McFarland.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Clay McFarland.
The family will receive friends 9:30 am until 11:30 am Saturday, February 11th 2012 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home 628 West Main Street, Kent. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, with Rev. Dr. David Palmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hattie Larlham Foundation, 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua, OH 44255. Hattie Larlham provides health care and social programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.