Dr. John Louis Adami
January 8, 1955 – October 30, 2018
Kill Devil Hills – Dr. John Louis Adami, born January 8, 1955, in Jersey City, New Jersey to Louis G. Adami and the late Anne Yeretzian Adami, passed away on October 30 in the skilled and devoted care of his colleagues at the Outer Banks Hospital.
A graduate of Norwalk High School, John continued his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received a degree in biology. He attended medical school in Italy and returned to the United States in 1983 with a new language learned and a medical degree from the University of Genoa. Internal medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut and cardiology fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark, New Jersey followed. After a year of practicing cardiology in Massachusetts, he left to join Dr. Lindsey White, a partner with similar goals in patient care, in his cardiology practice on the Outer Banks and in Elizabeth City.
John’s cancer diagnosis didn’t dim his positive attitude, and he viewed it as a chance to slow down and enjoy a more balanced life. He purchased a second home on some acreage in central Virginia that became a favorite gathering spot for his family and friends. He spent many treasured moments experiencing its rural charms, the relaxing lake view, the ample vegetable and flower gardens, the crazy guinea hens, the loving dogs, freshwater fishing, and maybe most of all, shooting his guns right off the front porch.
John spent his entire career dedicated to healing the hearts of his patients, a legacy that will live on in the hearts of his family. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Robin Williams Adami, her sons, Richard Hampton Howell, William Hunter Howell and John Pearson Howell, his father, Louis G. Adami of Hendersonville, his son, Alexander John Adami, a resident physician in Seattle, his daughter, Elizabeth Christine Adami, a nurse and APRN student in Boston, a sister, Mary Adami and her husband, Patrick Orsban, and a brother, Guy Adami and wife, Martha Carlson, and many loved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, November 5 from noon until 1 p.m. at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo. John’s service will immediately follow beginning at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct, Glen Allen, Va. 23060 or online at www.heart.org.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.