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Adam Glenn Hughes

Adam Glenn Hughes, age 37, of Columbus, OH and formerly of Eaton, OH passed away Friday, May 1, 2020.  He was born April 6, 1983 in Richmond, IN.   Adam was a 2001 graduate of Eaton High School; graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Ohio University; and completed his Master’s degree last year from Capital University in Columbus.  He currently worked as a Project Manager at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  Adam loved music and enjoyed writing.  He is survived by his parents Barry and Janet Hughes of Eaton; maternal grandparents James and Joann Moore of New Paris; paternal grandparents Richard and Phyllis Hughes of Bloomington, IN; sisters Ashlee (Matthew) Hamski of Dublin, OH and Heather (Josh) Harris of Franklin, IN; niece and nephews: Hudson, Tucker, Nolan and Jovie; uncles Steve (Lynda) Moore of New Paris, Michael Moore of Northport, FL and Douglas Moore of New Paris; aunt Christine (Vincent) Taylor of Bloomington, IN; and late aunt Leticia Scott of Terre Haute, IN; numerous cousins; and his special canine companion Spectra and feline companion Ripley.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will take place at Springlawn Cemetery in New Paris.  Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless, 89 West Park Avenue, Columbus, OH 43222. Adam volunteered there every Thursday for the past few years. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com Click this link to view additional details about Adam's Services, including any available live streams: https://my.gather.app/remember/adam-hughes

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Love seeing all the photos of Adam and your family; they are priceless reminders of his enormous personalitly and beautiful smile. Janet, Barry and Ashlee, we hold you in our prayers. Julie and Joe DiCicco

Julia DiCicco May 6 2020 12:00 AM

As the days have gone by since we've learned of Adam's passing, I am still in disbelief. I can't believe I'll never have another deep conversation with you about music and life in general. I can't believe I'll never again hear your laugh, which in return, would make me laugh. I can't believe I'll never see you at another show and receive one of your giant hugs. You were one of the most intelligent and genuine people I'll ever know and I already miss you so much. Rest in power, brother.

Matthew Bischoff May 6 2020 12:00 AM

Adam was such a joy to everyone that had the pleasure to meet him - just a true a joy to be around. As I read through the comments people have posted it's incredible just how many lives Adam impacted in such a positive, powerful, joyous way... especially my own life! As I read through the comments, I find it even more incredible how many people had the exact same wonderful experience with Adam that I did... which speaks to just how genuine Adam was day in and day out with every person he met. I met Adam a few years ago and every time I saw him he made my day better, without fail. A genuine smile and joy accompanied Adam when he walked in the room. I truly looked forward to seeing Adam, and I will truly miss Adam because he made my world better. I can't adequately describe what it's like to miss someone that's been such a gift in my life, and that's OK, but I'm truly grateful that I had the opportunity to know Adam. He possessed so many of the qualities I appreciate in a true friend - as I reflect, the thing that keeps coming to mind is that if I had children I would want them to possess the exact same qualities as Adam... because he was such a good person, a good friend. God works through people and it's just incredible how much Light Adam brought into the world. That Light is a rare quality, but it burned so bright with Adam. Regardless of how my day was going I truly enjoyed interacting with Adam - he had the extremely rare quality of being able to connect with anyone through his genuineness. We all seek truth and Adam's truth was on display at all times. His laugh and sense of humor were contagious and I will remember those most about him. I'm truly thankful that Adam has been a part of my journey. What a truly wonderful person. We miss you Adam and I look forward to hanging out with you again soon! Thanks for being you, dude!

Jon Bowers May 6 2020 12:00 AM

My memory of Adam: Delightfully chaotic. Its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring lol, this is a quote from Marilyn Monroe but in the days I knew Adam I definitely felt this to be his mantra. We can be defined by the moments we seize & with that Adam be defined by his kind heart, fierce mind & brave soul. He was an inspiration to never stop exploring, thriving, & challenging your mind. Also, that being unapologetically yourself is rare to find but those individuals are worth finding and searching for. Adam taught me so many things in such a short amount of time; embrace living passionately & adventurously regardless of whether or not it pleases others. Make choices that liberate you & to be fearless on the pursuit of your dreams. He was straightforward in implementing say what you mean & mean what you say as he did not back away from an argument & seemed to rather enjoy calling me out on my bullsh*t. Adam will never know how much I admired him & how Ive taken his tough love & guidance into consideration for my life since i saw & spoke with him last. Peace be with Adam & all his loved ones. He is dearly missed by all who knew him, even those of us who only have a limited amount of memories. <3

Amanda Hess May 6 2020 12:00 AM

Adam was on a committee with me. We put together a conference for 300+ young people who were looking to enjoy sobriety as a part of their lives. Adam was a lot like me in that we were the glue of the committee that filled in the gaps and put the extra pieces together when it was needed. During the time leading up to the conference I needed everyone who was willing to meet me at the location to make sure we had everything in order. Adam was the one that cleared his schedule to make sure he was the first one there by my side. He was willing to do anything that was needed and embodied what it meant to be a selfless giver. During the conference, I shared one of my favorite memories of my life with him that Saturday night during the main speaker which was the pinnacle of the whole conference. We leaned again the back wall taking it all in. Hundreds of people looking at our fellow committee members on the stage. Seeing the joy on our fellow committee members faces as they read the opening reading while they felt on top of the world and a sense of accomplishment that they were proud to be a part of. Adam and I looked at each other and smiled knowing that everyone else having a good time was more important than us being up there on that stage. It affirms something about Adam that was a fact and not an opinion. To be more like the man Adam is, would be to grow by leaps and bounds. Moving forward I will always ask myself: "What would Adam do? And am I striving to be more like him?" God bless until we meet again.

Zachary Rojas May 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Adam Hughes

Zachary Rojas May 6 2020 12:00 AM

Janet, Barry, and Ashlee, No words can express how devastated we were when we heard about Adam. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy Terry and Gail Adsit

Gail Adsit May 6 2020 12:00 AM

To Barry, Janet, and the Hughes and Moore families.I am so so sorry to read of this terrible loss to your family. I just read this today and it REALLY shocked me. Words can not describe what you all must be feeling at this moment, but I am thinking of all of you at this time. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Dave Stewart & Peggy.

Dave Stewart May 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Adam Hughes

Dave Stewart May 6 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Adam on numerous group projects at Capital's MBA program. Smart, funny, and not afraid to dream big! Adam was an entrepreneurial guy and someone I always looked forward to speaking with. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!!

Fred Hoffman May 6 2020 12:00 AM

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