Corydon F. “Cod” Adams, 90, a resident of Gleason Street, died Feb. 3, 2010, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a period of failing health.

Cod was born April 4, 1919, in Solon, the son of Frank and Molly (Jewett) Adams. He graduated from Thomaston High School in the Class of 1938.

A veteran of World War II, he was one of five brothers that served in the military. Cod served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Alaska in charge of the base mess hall.

After his discharge, he returned to Thomaston, where he married Joyce Whitehill. Together they made their home in Thomaston. He was employed by Dragon Cement Plant for 38 years, retiring in 1983 from the painting department.

Active in the community, he organized the Fourth of July horseshoe tournament for many years, and was the tourney winner many times.

Growing a large garden, he loved to give away his peas and strawberries to friends and neighbors.

Cod was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Whitehill) Adams, in 2009; a daughter, Coryce Jane Adams in 1947; his brothers, Chesley Adams, an army veteran who died in Germany March 30, 1945, Kendall Adams, Forrest Adams and Willis Adams; and a sister, Lucy Adams Mayo.

He is survived by two brothers, Gerald Adams and Arthur Adams, both of Thomaston; a sister, Helen Pierpont of Kennebunk; and many nieces and nephews, including Joan Powell of Rockland, who was Cod’s caretaker.

A graveside service will be held Monday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasantville Cemetery on Route 131 in Warren. Pastor Jackie Brannan will officiate.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Thomaston Fourth of July Committee, Horseshoe Tournament, c/o P.O. Box 149, Thomaston, ME 04861 in Cod’s memory.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through hallbibber@myfairpoint.net. Arrangements are with the Hall & Bibber Funeral Home in Thomaston.