Richard "Rich" John ADAMSKI
July 17, 1930 – February 3, 2019
Richard John Adamski, 88 of Fort Myers, FL passed away in peace at his home on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. Rich was a true Patriot, jack-of-all-trades, strong willed and dedicated husband and father. He served his Country well in the Navy during the Korean War. He lived out an impressively full life, worked remarkably hard and yet always found the time to play hard too, enjoying Barbershopping, the theater, dancing and traveling the world with his wife and best friend by his side to name just of few of his joys in life. He was also a very active member of the German American Club of Cape Coral, FL, one of his favorite weekly social pastimes. He is survived by his loving wife Gail of 66 years, his daughter Laurie (Brad) McDonough and grandson Colton James of Davidson, NC and nieces Patricia (James) Restall of Buffalo, NY and Mary (Albert) Larnder of Rochester, NY. A memorial service will be held at 10am on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at the Church of the Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers, FL. Burial will take place at a future date in Rochester, NY at White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in his memory at the following: School of the Holy Childhood, Rochester, NY, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Fort Myers, FL, and Lifeline Family Center, Cape Coral, FL
- Memorial Mass Friday, February 8, 2019
Richard "Rich" John ADAMSKI
February 10, 2019
Dear Gail and Laurie -
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Rich. I know how close your family has always been, and what a wonderful role he played in all of your lives. The obituary sure hit the nail on the head. He played hard and made sure the people around him did too! I can still remember him driving the boat at the cabin, grin on his face, making sure that all of his guests were having a blast. And let's be honest, if he wasn't there to spend 20 minutes setting up that board game Mouse Trap, we wouldn't have been able to play it all night long those 40 years ago. I'm grateful for my childhood memories of him, and both of you. I hope you find comfort in remembering your time with him.
Carole (Bossie) Powley
February 6, 2019
Laurie, I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. Although I haven't seen him in years, I have such fond memories from our Lakeshore Elementary days in Rochester. You and I spent so much time playing at your house in that great basement your dad set up for you that he was like my second dad. I don't know how he put up with our constant laughter and the blaring of your Bobby Sherman and Partridge Family records, but he was always such a good sport about it. I know you'll miss him terribly, and I wish I could give you a big hug right now.