Memorial tomorrow for ‘Stumbletown’ Steve Adams, 1955-2012

October 12, 2012 at 11:33 am | In Obituaries, West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 7 Comments

Tomorrow at the Feedback Lounge, friends and family will gather to celebrate the life of “Stumbletown” Steve Adams. Feedback co-proprietor Jeff Gilbert sends this remembrance:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of West Seattle resident and fixture “Stumbletown” Steven E. Adams, 56, who unexpectedly passed away on October 8, 2012.

A lifelong West Seattle resident, Steve was extremely passionate about his neighborhood, family, friends, sports, his beloved cat Scully. He was also a prolific songwriter and collaborated on several community charity music projects and even recorded three albums of original material.

Steve attended West Seattle schools and graduated from Western Washington University. He went on to work for the Boeing Co. for the last 26 years.

In 2006, Steve was named King County Big Brother of the Year. An endlessly enthusiastic and positive personality, he said recently, “I like a little about everything. I need to have good books, good music, good food and great friends. I’ve been lucky enough to have all fall into my world.”

Steve is preceded in death by his parents; Bill and JoAnn Adams, and is survived by his wife Mary Anne Spada, sons Matt Adams and Eric Adams, brothers Kevin Adams (wife Terry) and Tim Adams, plus, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and in laws, along with a community of friends who will miss him.

Steve was a wonderfully free spirit. In keeping with his character, his celebration will be held at the Feedback Lounge (6451 California Ave SW, West Seattle) at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 13.


  1. Steve was a great guy…nicest guy in the world in fact. We’ll really miss him.

    Comment by Rod — 11:52 am October 12, 2012 #

  2. Steve was a great neighbor. He helped feed our cat on days when we weren’t home and on a few rainy nights he gave her a covered place to wait out on the rain.
    He was a great man and we will miss him.

    Comment by anonymous — 12:51 pm October 12, 2012 #

  3. RIP my friend.

    Comment by carlton — 3:33 pm October 12, 2012 #

  4. Steve really was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to get to know him better. Ride on, Stumbletown.

    Comment by Oliver Little — 6:04 pm October 12, 2012 #

  5. Steve, you were a great brother – I’ve got lots of good memories. Always willing to help. Will miss you very much. Hope you are enjoying your next journey – Love you bro,

    Comment by Tim — 7:54 pm October 12, 2012 #

  6. the kindest most welcoming are so missed steve. you will be celebrated!!!!

    Comment by jodie — 10:09 pm October 12, 2012 #

  7. Steve was a great neighbor and super dude, took care of my crazy kitty too. RIP Stumbletown

    Comment by jeff jones — 10:18 pm October 12, 2012 #

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