William F. Adam, Jr.
William F. (Sparky) Adam, Jr., a native of Sag Harbor, died in his home on Wednesday, June 9. He was 89 years old.
Born in Sag Harbor on August 17, 1920, Mr. Adam was the son of William F. and Anne (Page) Adam. He graduated Pierson High School in 1940, and after serving in World War II as an aviation machinist mate for the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946, he became a tool and dye maker for the Bulova Watch Company where he worked for 45 years.
Mr. Adam came from a long line of seafaring men. His grandfather, George Page, was a whaler from Sag Harbor.
“Bill, or Sparky as his buddys called him, was a man of few words; but you knew whenever he spoke it was a funny quip, a pearl of wisdom or his knowledge of history,” said the family.
After retirement, Mr. Adam continued to devote his time to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, inspecting boats and advising boat owners on water safety.
Mr. Adam also served as an usher at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church for 50 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was a devoted father and provider who is survived by his sons William F. Adam II of Clifton Park, N.Y., Michael Adam of Sag Harbor, Terence Adam (Sharon) of Sag Harbor, and daughter Kathleen Adam Grodski (Richard) of Southampton, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Phillips, and his brother, John C. Adam.
“When we shared our joy, he was joyful with us, and when we were concerned or in pain, he was comforting,” said the family. “He gave us our faith in God and ourselves. He gave us love for the sea.”
Services were held at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home on Sunday, June 13, with Mass at St. Andrew’s R.C. Church on Monday, June 14. Interment followed at St. Andrew’s Cemetery.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to American Legion Post #388, Human Resources of the Hamptons, Honor Flight, and the Dominican Sisters.
Jean Poate died Friday, May 28. She was 90 years old.
Born March 14, 1920, Mrs. Poate was dedicated to the Sag Harbor Presbyterian and Methodist churches for 40 years as their organist and choir leader. She could play a vast array of musical instruments and also enjoyed painting and charcoals.
“She was always vivacious and energetic, continuing to snow ski until she was 67,” said the family.
Mrs. Poate’s later years were complicated by a brain tumor and a stroke in 1997 which forced her to leave Sag Harbor to be cared for by her sons. She is survived her two sons, Bill and Jerry, and their wives Linda and Marie, as well as two grandchildren Keri and Kevin, and three great grandchildren, Ivan, Kevin, and Keri.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband William E. Poate.
Claire Galeazzi Machado
Claire Galeazzi Machado died on May 31, 2010 after a three-year battle with cancer
that she fought with courage, hope, and determination. She died peacefully with her husband, Joseph Machado and her sisters Julia and Eva by her side at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, New York, a Hospice facility.
Born at Yale New Haven Hospital on July 27, 1975, daughter of Paul and Joan (Salwerowicz) Galeazzi, Mrs. Machado spent her early years in Guilford, Connecticut. She moved with her family to Glastonbury, CT in 1985. She graduated from Glastonbury
High School in 1993 where she was a member of the gymnastics and field hockey teams.
She went on to graduate from Fordham University, Rose Hill campus in the Bronx in 1997.
At the time she received her cancer diagnosis she was a senior manager at NewsAmerica Marketing in New York. She continued to work and be productive at her job, gradually tapering to work part time for as long as possible.
She and her husband Joe enjoyed working and residing in midtown Manhattan where they shared an apartment on East 57th Street. They also spent many happy days together in peaceful settings in Sag Harbor.
“Claire always placed the wants and needs of others before her own. She often voiced concern for those whom she was leaving behind, that she wouldn’t be able to be there for them in their times of need,” said her family. “Yet, her faith in her Roman Catholic religion was strong and a sustaining force during her own trials.”
Besides her husband Joseph, Mrs. Machado is survived by her parents, Paul and Joan Galeazzi of Glastonbury; her father and mother-in-law Colonel Joseph Machado and Susan Machado of Colorado Springs, CO; brother and sister-in-law Jason and Deb Machado and their son Tristan; her sister Julia Galeazzi; her sister Eva Flanagan and her husband Patrick and their sons Kyle, Ryan and Thomas; her brother John Galeazzi and his wife Sara; and her brothers Thomas Galeazzi, Steven Galeazzi and Army 1st Lt. Gregory Galeazzi.
Calling was at the John Krtil Funeral Home, New York City on Thursday,
June 3. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Manhattan, on Friday, June 4. Burial took place at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Sag Harbor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cancer Research Fund established in her name: The Claire Galeazzi Gastrointestinal Cancer Fund?c/o Tamar Wallace,?The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health?1315 York Avenue, Floor 1?New York, NY 10021.