It is with great sadness that I announce to the Las Lomas Community that Adam Williams (Class of 2011) died this past Friday evening (July 17). Rumors began circulating in the community yesterday and the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department confirmed to the school this morning that both Adam and his biological mother are deceased.
I have also been in touch with Adam's father and stepmother about this tragedy. They have asked me to share the following information with the Las Lomas community concerning the memorial service for Adam:
Friday, July 24, 1:00 p.m., Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks,
Adam's grandparents are hosting a reception afterward, to which all are invited. Address and directions to the reception will be available at the service.
The family asks those who knew and loved Adam to email a written memory to them before Friday. The pastor will read as many as possible during the service. Though only a very few immediate family members will speak during the service (if any), the family wanted everyone to have a chance to participate in remembering and celebrating Adam. Memories can be sent to either of the following email addresses:
I have been in touch with our school counselors and support staff so they are aware. I have also been in contact with a couple of cross country parents who are working to arrange counseling as needed for the cross country team. As word about Adam gets out students may likely have struggles about his death. Please discuss this with your kids and know that as our support staff returns in August, they will be available to meet with students as needed.
I would ask that we all keep the Williams family in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Patrick Lickiss, Principal, Las Lomas High School
You can contact Jim Williams and Susan Fanetti via a special memorial Facebook set up by the family.