Robert Adams was planning a Disneyland trip with his daughter. It would have been her first trip. But he was one of the 14 victims killed in the mass shooting on Wednesday in San Bernardino.
A devoted father, Adams was a family man — he married his high school sweetheart, Summer, and he cherished every moment he had with 20-month-old Savannah.
His family held a vigil on Sunday in Yucaipa to honor him.
"We ask that you remember those taken from us not for how they died, but for how they lived," C.L. Lopez, a spokeswoman for San Bernardino County, said in a statement.
Adams loved his job as an environmental health specialist with the county, and he considered his colleagues family, Lopez said.
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Adams was also an avid online gamer. Many of his gamer friends contributed and shared memories on the GoFundMe page that raised over $57,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.
"He was truly one of the best friends I have ever had. In life you get to know that one person that you just say everything to," said Shawn Brady, who said he played a science fiction role-playing game EVE Online with Adams.
Wesley Poucher, another gamer friend, referred to Adams as the "'Photon Torpedo' in the world of EVE."
"This is a sad day for us," Poucher said. "But you will not be forgotten among the members of 'Starfleet' and 'Ultimatum.'"
"We give and we let [Summer] and Savannah know that as difficult as it will be, they will never walk alone," the page stated.