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Adam Gamrak Jr., 38 – Remembered for His Smile and Laugh

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Adam Gamrak, Jr., 38, of North Manheim Township, lost his battle with addiction on February 22, at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg, after his heart stopped beating after being tased.

Sometimes in life we can’t explain the way things are, something we are born for, something special we have.We watch our children grow and love them.That first mistake of choosing a drug to be your friend because you feel all the good stuff.What it ends up doing is taking all you are and have, while destroying all your power to break free.Trapping you in your own body, taking everything in your life bit by bit.Until it can finally succeed by taking all you loved out of your life.It doesn’t stop, it moves on to the next.It is so easy, so fast, hardly any resistance because it has all the power now, all the control.It is a destroyer that can’t be caught, can’t be convicted because it is a drug and has no feelings.The people themselves do all the work.They make it, sell it, pass it around.Adam was hurting with addiction.Let’s love each other; don’t let the demon catch us and win.And if you know someone who is hurting, please love them, because this demon does not discriminate; it destroys families and friendships.We will remember Adam forever.His smile, his laugh, the Adam we truly knew and loved.

Matthew 5:3-4 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

We all fall short, but through Christ’s salvation we are all set free.

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Born in Pottsville on March 10, 1981, he was a son of Brenda (Tregea) Prehonitch, of Schuylkill Haven, and Adam Gamrak, Sr., California.

In addition to his parents, Adam is also survived by a daughter, Trinity Gamrak, a son, Talan Gamrak, both of Arizona, two sisters: Jodi, & Kristen Perhonitch, two brothers: Edward,& Michael Perhonitch, companion, Kristi Zimmerman, paternal grandmother, Desi Gamrak, California, maternal grandmother, Joan Tregea, Schuylkill Haven, aunts: Margaret Gamrak, and Linda Tregea, uncles: Jim Tregea Jr., & Morgan Tregea, and nieces & nephews.Adam is also survived by his step-siblings: Bob, & Joe Greene, Robin Cotterill, Charlene Keita, and Kathy Hardy.

He is preceded in death by his step-father, Edward Perhonitch, Sr., paternal grandfather, Joseph Gamrak, and maternal grandfather, James Tregea, Sr.

Services and interment will be privately held at the family’s convenience.


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