Joseph M. Adamko, 87, passed away peacefully on April 24 in Palm Desert, California. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and a graduate of St. Peter’s College, Joe, with Marge, his beloved wife of fifty-six years who pre-deceased him, settled and raised a family in Colonia, New Jersey. They retired to Somerset, New Jersey and wintered in Palm Desert.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Joe enjoyed a successful career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust for more than thirty years. In 1992, he was named Vice Chairman and a Director of Sterling Bancorp and Sterling National Bank, and also served as a Director on the Board of the Tommy Hilfiger Company and as a Trustee of National Jewish Medical Center in Denver.
The patriarch of a loving and devoted extended family, Joe is survived by his son, Michael Adamko of Morristown, New Jersey; his daughter Joanne Tatham and her husband Chuck Tatham of Beverly Hills, California and two grandsons, Trevor and Nicholas; his brother Edward Adamko, sister Eleanor Kasney, and several nieces and nephews. He was a mentor to many, a friend to all, with a ready smile and an indomitable spirit.
Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, a private interment will take place at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Donations in his name are gratefully appreciated by The Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California or National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
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