West, Richard Adam

West, Richard Adam

January 27, 1988 – February 10, 2016
Age 28 of Fridley. Adam came into the world on January 27, 1988 to Tammi Kousoulos and RT West. Jaundiced, his mother would spend his first weeks holding him in the bright sun of Tucson, Arizona. He and his family traded the warmth of Arizona for the cold winters of Minnesota in 1988 where he lived with his mother until his passing. He stayed connected with his father visiting him in Wisconsin most summers where they shared a love of boating and hunting together. In his youth, Adam often displayed fits of humor and goofiness. He loved making others laugh and wasn’t afraid of looking foolish in order to put a smile on someone’s face. These wonderful traits would carry into his adult life, and expanded to include wooing cute women.  Ask any friend what he was like and they will say, he always took time to make me feel good. As an adult, he remained thoughtful of others, offering help whenever he could and become particularly gifted at Googling just about anything (of which his mother took advantage of often). Given the choice, he would always choose to spend time with family, sometimes cooking for a hungry younger brother, sometimes rescuing a sister from cars that didn’t work, sometimes laughing with his mom about almost anything sitting on their overstuffed couch. But anyone who knew him, knew he loved his Harley Davidson.  He was happiest riding his bike with the wind on his hair, a streak of shiny green and chrome coming down the road. He would spend whole afternoons polishing that bike. He never saw it as a chore but rather a labor of love and an accomplishment to be proud of. His bike and his biking community gave him great joy. Adam left the world on February 10th 2016, and it will never be the same. He is survived by his loving family. His mom, Tammi Kousoulos, his father RT West, his big sister Cortne Dahms, his little brother Joshua West, his nephew Ashton Dahms, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Adam is preceded in death by his Grandmother Dianne Kousoulos, Grandparents Dick & Betty West.