STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Harry Adamo, 78, of Grant City, a former bar and restaurant owner, died Monday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.
Born in Hoboken, N.J., he moved to Grant City in 1979.
Mr. Adamo was the owner/operator for 15 years the Bayside Inn, Midland Beach. He retired in 2003.
Prior to that, he worked for two years as an air conditioning and refrigeration engineer at the Plaza Hotel, Manhattan. He also worked as an automotive teacher in a government program for inmates who had been released from prison and needed to learn a trade or skill to re-enter society.
During that time, he also owned and operated for 20 years the Cafe Adamo, Brooklyn. Mr. Adamo was a parishioner of St. Christopher's R.C. Church, Grant City.
A handyman, he enjoyed rebuilding and fixing cars and jukeboxes. He also enjoyed reading about nutrition and holistic health.
"My father always used to tell me nothing in life is impossible, the impossible just takes a little longer. I always remember he told me that and it gives me great comfort now and will continue to inspire me," said his daughter, Patricia Adamo.
Along with his daughter Patricia, also surviving are another daughter, Angela Sullivan; one brother, Anthony Adamo; one sister, Gaetana Lambiasi; one granddaughter, and his former wife, Pat DeSano.
The funeral will be tomorrow from the Virginia Funeral Chapel, Dongan Hills, with a mass at 10:15 a.m. in St. Christopher's Church. Burial will be in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.