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Aaron Zachary Adams

May 4, 1974 — November 29, 2023

Indianapolis

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Aaron Zachary Adams, 49, of Indianapolis, Indiana, left his earthly studio on November 29, 2023. Born on May 4, 1974, in Midland, Michigan, to Gary and Cathy Adams, Aaron's creative journey was one filled with humor, authenticity, and a voice that resonated with all who heard it. 

Aaron attended 1-2 grades at Zion Lutheran School in Beaver Township of Bay County, MI. In 1982, we moved to Oscoda, MI where he attended 3-12 grades at Oscoda Area Schools. He played baseball, soccer and football. All were fun but none particularly exceptional. In high school he participated in the forensics team and that seemed to be his specialty. He also had a prominent role in the local Shoreline Players play during his high school years. The director said that even when others forgot their lines, he found ways to cover for their missed dialogs. While in high school he had a hobby collecting cartoon magazines/comic books and has been collecting them for years. 

Having graduated from the esteemed Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Aaron possessed an exceptional skill set that translated effortlessly into his career. With a distinctive radio voice that could captivate audiences from the very first syllable, he brought life and vibrance to every project he touched. While at WIOG in Saginaw Aaron submitted a commercial for a statewide competition of radio personalities. We are so proud that he finished first in the market size that his employer WIOG was in. He produced the 6:30 am time slot with Mike McDonald at WIOG. It was great to listen to them every day. 

While at WIOG he got to meet many musical personalities and introduce them on stage for shows sponsored by WIOG. He loved magic and got to introduce the David Copperfield show. It was exciting and he loved meeting him.

While he was in Mobile, AL, he experienced the hurricane season. Radio was particularly important for the safety of local residents. During the worst storm he camped out at the studio while those with families went home to provide safety for their families. He ran the radio station till the storm was over. During the storm he kept in touch with Dan Rather with CBS. He was the most creative person we’ve met. Whether doing voiceovers or creating commercials, he loved sharing his passion for good work with others. He was one of a kind. 

Beyond his success in the industry, Aaron nurtured a deep passion for many iconic franchises such as Spider-Man and Star Wars. He found solace in exploring the imaginative worlds they offered and reveled in discussing intricate storylines with fellow enthusiasts. Through these beloved characters, he let his imagination soar and found inspiration for his own creative endeavors.  

Aaron instantly became friends with anyone he met. Nobody was a stranger, and he could talk to anyone about anything for hours. He loved Spider-Man, Star Wars, listening to Pink Floyd, and playing his guitar too loud while singing along. His passion also being for music, he taught himself how to play his guitar but of course, not without a few lessons from the game Rock Smith on Xbox.  

Aaron is survived by his loving wife, Sabrina Adams; dad, Gary Adams (Debbie); brothers, Jeremy (Danielle) McGraw and David (Jasmine) McGraw; grandchildren, Shaylyn, Kyle, Alex, Brian, Johnathon, Benaiah, Elijah, Titus, Tessa and Emma.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cathy Adams. She passed away in 1989, in Oscoda, MI 48750. She was buried in Auburn MI at Zion Lutheran Church cemetery. 

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. Please check back soon.  

In memory of Aaron, let us appreciate the importance of laughter, authenticity, and a creative spirit. May we honor his legacy by striving for excellence in our own pursuits and by finding joy in the simplest of moments. Though no longer with us, his voice will forever ripple through the audio waves of our memories, reminding us to embrace life with humor and passion. Rest in peace, Aaron Zachary Adams. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. We love you. We miss you.  

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