August 5, 2013 — Syracuse, NY
Frank G. Adams, 92, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully at the VA Medical Center with family at his side on Monday. "Frankie" was a proud WWII vet who had been a P.O.W. He received the Purple Heart. Frankie was a boxer, referee, judge, mason and Tigris Shriner. A retired truck driver for Warren Brothers and the USPS. Frankie's passion and involvement with sports and community activities included boxing, the Tigris Shrine and its field band, golf and bowling leagues and many Veteran's affairs. Frank is survived by wife, Agnes, five sons, four daughters; a brother, Fred Knight; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the Greenleaf Funeral Home. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 503 W. Onondaga St. in Syracuse. Masonic Services: 6:30 p.m. Burial: Onondaga Veteran Cemetery. Contributions: Shriner's Children's Hospital. Frank G. Adams, was the Toggolier/Nose Gunner of the "Homesick Angel", B-17G #42-31888, one of two survivors of a 10-member crew who crashed after an attack by a German Focke-Wulf 190 on March 23, 1944 near Uentrop, Germany.