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Adam P. Mattoon, 48

Adam’s motto was “Life is what you make of it”. Diagnosed at the age of 3 with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 1 of 9 in the 1970’s with this rare condition, all were gone but him by their 20’s.

Adam Paul Mattoon 48 passed May 14, 2021. Adam was born in Cottonwood, Idaho September 18, 1972. Son of Mac and Donna Mattoon, Lewiston. Dad of Ryan Paul Mattoon and Ada Rose Mattoon, Lewiston. Big brother of Eric Mattoon, Winchester, Justin Mattoon, Lewiston, Shawn Mattoon, Kennewick, Washington, and of little sister Matea Mattoon, Lewiston, Idaho.

Adam’s “Belief” in the doctors, technology and his parents guided him throughout his life. A lifetime member of the Lewis/Clark Valley. He attended Orchards Elementary, Sac Jr. High. At Lewiston High School Adam’s favorite subject was Mr. Youngs Deca class. His time spent at Lewis Clark College working and studying, he especially enjoyed the Technology classes, earning a couple degrees.

Adam’s easygoing character offered him many opportunities, working at local businesses. Being legally blind, Adam walked where every he needed to go. WinCo and Walmart were a challenge because of living downtown but being independent gave him great pride. Adam faithfully took his daily medications so he could function.

While working at Opportunity Unlimited he met and married. Another blessing to his life, a son Ryan and a few years later a daughter, Ada. Adam was a gentle loving and nurturing Dad. Adam was quick to smile and enjoyed his fellow man. Adam was a loving son, a big brother, a good friend and a caring and gentle dad.

Adam loved the DC Characters especially “Batman”. His shirt collection among other collections were his passion. This was his Theme of his life “Seeing the good overcoming the adversity of life”.

Adam will be laid to rest with his Mattoon and Snyder families in the Kamiah cemetery on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

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  • Dr. Michael Fitzgerald says:

    Although I hadn’t spoken to Adam since high school, I’ve always remembered Adam as he always had a smile on him and would talk to anyone willing to talk to him. We has lockers next to each other, so we frequently chatted. He was a positive light in a dark time for me.

    My condolences to the entire family.

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