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Adam W. Shields

February 5, 1970 — February 23, 2024


Mr. Adam W. Shields, 54 of Austintown, died early Friday morning, February 23rd at his residence surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.  

He was born February 5, 1970 in Exira, Iowa, the son of  Dale and Trudy (Wilson) Shields.

Adam was a 1988 graduate of Hubbard High School and spent his adult life as an iron worker with Local 207.  He'd worked for Diamond Steel most recently for several years.

He married the former Bonnie R. Barr on May 27, 2011.  They shared almost thirteen years of marriage and many happy memories together.  She survives him. 

Adam was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Penguins.  He was also a wrestling coach and referee for Hubbard High School for a time.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, attending the Canfield Fair, and his greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he dearly loved.  Adam was also a proud member of AA and celebrated his sobriety of three years.  

He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his wife, Adam is survived by two sons; William Nalepa and Christopher (Amber) Nalepa, both of Austintown.  He also leaves behind three siblings; Ronda (Richard) Parker, of Moncks Corner, SC, Timothy (Samuel) Applegate, of Akron, and Donna (Frank) Cagnoli, also of Akron; his grandmother, Beverly Olsen, of Exira, IA; an aunt, Rhoda (Tom) Powers; uncles; Terry (Nancy) Wilson and Taylor (Dee) Wilson; numerous other aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved granddaughter, Cassandra Rose, whom he lovingly called "Bee Bop".

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Timothy, his grandfather, Dewayne Wilson, and a niece, Karen Diane.

A time of gathering for family and friends will be held 5 - 7 PM Friday, March 1st at the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel, 5797 Mahoning Ave., Austintown.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Adam W. Shields, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel

5797 Mahoning Ave, Austintown, OH 44515

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