Gail Ann Adamik

February 8, 1947May 12, 2012

ADAMIK, Gail A., 65, of Midlothian died Saturday, May 12, 2012 after a courageous 10 year battle with breast cancer that eventually spread to her brain. She has now joined her beloved father and mother, Edward and Ann Jenkins, and the two dogs that she rescued and loved, Bear and Misty. Very much missing her are her husband of 42 years, Joseph Adamik; her son, Michael Adamik of Midlothian, his wife Kim Ball, her grandchildren: Megan, Maddie, Eliza, and Ryan; her sister, Mary Lou Jenkins; her brother Edward Jenkins, his wife Suzanne and their children: Kristine, Ashley, and Richard; her father-in-law Joseph Adamik and sister-in-law Linda Southen, both of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Gail retired from First Virginia Bank after she was first diagnosed with cancer. Gail loved the beach, dancing, and especially being with her family and friends. All who knew her realized that, with her contagious personality and sincere interest in people, that you couldn’t have a better friend. People gravitated to her. In her long battle with the terrible disease, she had a positive attitude and always made the best of her situation.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., where services will be held 11am Friday, May 18, 2012. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers make donations to, FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter) at www. Condolences may be offered at



  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2012


  • Interment - Private

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May 24, 2012

My sincere condolences to the Adamik family, as well as all who were touched by Gail. Anyone who met her was surely touched by her spark--she had a quick smile and such a positive, contagious attitude. We had several conversations about cancer and how it affects those dealing with it as well as their loved ones. She was enlightened and enlightening--she never seemed to feel sorry for herself but reached out to others to share that positive spirit that came so naturally to her.
You were blessed to have her as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister; I was blessed to know her the past few years. She will be missed by many.
Candace McKinley

Paul Klingensmith

May 17, 2012

Condolences to you Joe. Gail was a great lady, always happy and positive. An example for all of us.

Brooks Whittington

May 17, 2012

I will always think of Gail as such a wonderful and caring person. Having worked with you on our Association Board and having the opportunity to know Gail for these last few years was certainly a pleasure. She will always be a special person and neighbor that I have known. My sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time ...........Brooks.

May 15, 2012

Gail was my sister in law, but more than that she was a good friend... Our family will feel a terrible void without her especially my 95 year old Father Joe Adamik Sr. who shared a special relationship with her and her infectious sense of humor...

Linda Southen (New Smyrna Beach, Fl)

Diane Moura

May 14, 2012

Mike I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I don't think we are ever handed a more difficult experience to endure than the loss of a mom. I hope that over time your heartache will fade to fond memories of the wonderful time spent with you and your family. Our best to all of you. A donation has been made to FURS in her memory from my family.

May 14, 2012

I offer my sincere condolences to all who loved and cared about Gail. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. May your fond memories or happier times help you to endure these difficult days. Our Heavenly Father knows that your pain runs deep. May He be your true source of comfort.

Judy Jenkins

May 14, 2012

Gail was my husband Bill's cousin and while I only met her a few times and they have lived far from Massachusetts for so many years, she was always part of the family and her memory will continue to live on here.

Lynwood Inge

May 14, 2012

Joe, I am sorry for your lost. Gail was a great employee to work with at FVB and even more a friendship that was enjoyed by having conversations & debates on many topics. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Patricia Cavuoto

May 14, 2012

I was so sad to learn of Gail's death. I have many fond memories of Gail growing up as cousins in Canton. My sympathy to Gail's family.
Patricia Jenkins Cavuoto