Omar R. Adame, a 42-year resident of Greenwich, passed away on Sunday September following a lengthy struggle with Parkinson ’s Disease. He was 84.
Born in the Bronx on May 21, 1931 to Don and Ruth (nee Iscra) Adame. Omar was a graduate of Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx and Centre College in KY where he studied Chemistry and Biology and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
A proud Air Force veteran, he began serving in 1952, joining the Strategic Air Command, flying KC- 97s on mid-air refueling missions. In 1954, he joined the NY Air National Guard, often flying, as a volunteer, to Vietnam. He retired in 1982 as a Brigadier General.
In civilian life, Omar’s career in the cosmetics industry spanned 30 years, during which he served as a senior executive with Orlane/Jean D’Albret and Adrien Arpel. Passionate about his family, flying, photography and travel.
Omar was renowned for his personal generosity.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Margaret Hayes, daughter Alexandra and daughter Liz Adame from a previous marriage. He is also survived by his devoted brother Ramon and grandchildren Quincy, Casey and Febee.
To honor his life, friends may call on Thursday, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm , and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 134 Hamilton Ave in Greenwich.
A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday 11:00 am at St. Catherine of Sienna followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research www.michaeljfox.org