Adam Richard Premec

April 23, 1990 - May 30, 2015
Adam Richard Premec

Adam Richard Premec, 25, passed away May 30, 2015.

He is survived by his devoted parents, Peggy L. Premec of Edgewood, KY; Richard J. Premec, Jr. of Ft. Wright, KY; cherished sister, Paige M. Premec of Newport, KY; loving partner of Peggy Premec, Scott McKinley of Edgewood, KY; grandparents Rita and Dick Premec of Youngstown, OH; nephew to 21; cousin to 42; second cousin to 43; his loving pet companion, Kaya; and friend to everyone.

Our charismatic and beautiful son and brother died Saturday from a cardiac arrest caused by a drug overdose.

Adam was raised in a loving home with his parents and his sister Paige, who shared his birthdate. Outwardly, Adam looked like he had it all: intelligence, confidence, beautiful blue eyes, broad smile, fantastic wit, and the ability to engage and forge a relationship with anyone. Adam was such a likeable kid. Inwardly, Adam was sensitive and had struggles that he hid well from his family and friends. We loved Adam with all of our hearts, but we know that was not enough to shield him from this world.

With Adam’s seemingly endless positive traits, he had the potential to be anything, but drugs began to creep into his life while he was in high school. Although Adam could never be completely honest about the trouble he was in, his love and respect for his family became a lifeline over the last few years. He successfully completed drug rehab twice, but the craving that comes from true addiction was more than he could overcome. While we always felt we had some grip on Adam’s issues, his ability to hide and disguise his addiction proved superior to our parental (and sibling) sixth sense. The worry that we have felt watching Adam struggle has been replaced by a deep feeling of loss that now exists knowing we will never see his smiling face again.

To all children, this note is a simple reminder that there are people who love you, with everything they have and no matter what you do – don’t be too afraid, ashamed, scared – too anything – to ask for help.

To all parents, pay close attention to your children and the world that revolves around them – even when the surface is calm, the water may be turbulent just beneath.

Adam’s struggles have ended. He is finally at peace. We love you and miss you dearly.

The Family will be receiving friends Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Joseph Church, 2470 Lorraine Court, Crescent Springs, KY from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covington Catholic (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math endowment at Covington Catholic High School, 1600 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY 41011-2797, or (CCAT) Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment at CCATsober.org in memory of Adam Premec.

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  • June 05, 2015
    Amy says:
    Although I don't know you I want to extend my sympathy for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort and bless you for sharing your story in the hopes of reaching others in this difficult situation.

  • June 05, 2015
    patricia says:
    My prayers are with your family.I'm so sorry for your lose.I too am batteling this herion epidemic with my son.God bless you and your family.

  • June 05, 2015
    Debbi Graves says:
    I do not know your family but I do know your struggles, I was lucky that my daughter has conquered her demons may God be with your family at this tragic time.

  • June 05, 2015
    Theresa and Chip Westlund says:
    Adam was always full of energy and had a smile and hello for everyone. He and Paige were one of the first kids that greeted us when we moved into the neighborhood trying to sell us homemade bracelets! It is so sad that drugs took this wonderful young man. Our heart and prayers go out to The family during this very difficult time.

  • June 05, 2015
    Glenny says:
    So sorry to hear you lost your son to this disease. Our son struggles as well and we know the possibility of this happening in our life or anyone else who has a loved one with this disease. Thank you for being so honest about his addiction to give awareness to this horrible disease. Blessings to your family during this difficult time.