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Russell Lee Adomatis

December 10, 1934 ~ July 28, 2019 (age 84)


Russell "Russ" Lee Adomatis, 84, of Noblesville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in his home on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Russ was born on December 10, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Alex and Mildred (Lynch) Adomatis. He graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1952 and Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois in 1956. Upon graduation, he married his college sweetheart Dorothy Schantz on August 18,1956. For two years, he worked at his father’s business, Builders Lumber Company, before becoming co-owner with his brother, Richard Adomatis, upon their father’s unexpected death.

Russ developed a passion for residential and land real estate and was a licensed realtor from 1964-2013 where he was a pioneer in the real estate market in Indiana, helping develop real estate sales. Early in his career, he was the first person in Indiana to sell one million dollars in listings in one calendar year, a monumental achievement at that time. He thrived in real estate, becoming a vice president at F.C. Tucker Company. Later in his career, he switched to Century 21 Scheetz and ultimately retired from Real Estate Links. He accumulated numerous awards and achievements throughout his career for his hard work ethic, consistently high sales, and commitment to his clients. During his career, he also mentored hundreds of real estate agents to learn how to develop relationships between builders, sellers, and purchasers.

Being a part of a Bible-believing church community was important to Russ. Throughout his adult life, he was actively involved with Hope Church, Faith Missionary Church, Colonial Hills Baptist Church, and Trinity Wesleyan Church. In the later years, he faithfully attended Grace Community Church.

He enjoyed meticulously maintaining his family property over the years while he was able and loved being a sports enthusiast, cheering on his favorite teams until his death.    

Russ was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Schantz Adomatis; parents, Alex and Mildred Adomatis; sisters, Ruth and Rosemary Adomatis, and son-in-law, Dr. Mark G. Richards. 

Russ is survived by his four children: Cyndi Richards, Lori (Jim) Rock, Jodi (David) Burtner, and Brandon (Lisa) Adomatis; twelve grandchildren,Bethany (Tim) Clegg, Rebekah (Richie) Clay, Amanda (Phillip) Baker, Zack (Natalie) Richards, Justin (Kara) Burtner, Hannah Richards, Colton Adomatis, Devon (Mike) Williams, Jordyn Adomatis (Jared Nelis), Daniel Burtner (Morgan VanWynsberghe), Leah (Seth) Hartzell, and Jansen Burtner; seventeen great-grandchildren; Aidan, Naithanael, Nolan, Landan, and Madisan Clay; Javyer, Nicole, Laila, and Asa Burtner; Leanna and Parker Clegg; Mark, Emma, and Madeline Richards; and Casey, Avery, and Jamey Baker; brother, Richard (Sandra) Adomatis.

The Adomatis family invites you to honor Russ and his life well lived on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Grace Community Church, 5504 146th Street, Noblesville, IN 46062.

A visitation will take place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with the Celebration of Life Service beginning at 4:00 p.m.

A private burial will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana where he will be laid to rest at his family’s burial site.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Russ’ memory, can be made to the Grace Care Center Foundation, 5504 146th Street, Noblesville, IN 46062.  Checks should be made out to the GCC Foundation with “Russ Adomatis” in the memo line.  An online donation can be made by going to where you can also give in his memory.  Envelopes will also be available at the service.

Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.

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August 25, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Grace Church
5504 E 146th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Celebration of Life
August 25, 2019

4:00 PM
Grace Church
5504 E 146th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060


Grace Care Center Foundation
5504 146th Street, Noblesville IN 46062

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