|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1996|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2012|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Adam Christopher Colosimo, our beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend left this world on Tuesday, July 10th, too early and too young. His passing leaves emptiness and us all with pain in our hearts. Adam is loved by so many. His parents, Jean and Larry, his beautiful sister Gina, his grandparents, many cousins, aunts, and uncles are in sorrow and left to wonder why. Our only consolation is knowing that he is with God and united with his Grandpa Galey.
His young life, so filled with promise, was well lived, however. He was born on April 10th, 1996, and became an inspiration to us all for a life that was full; he wasted no time and made his precious moments count. May we all live such a life. Who among us would not be so inspired by Adam! As a student at Juan Diego Catholic High School, he is a scholar who excels at his studies, he is an athlete whose toughness and courage on the fields and courts of play are an inspiration to those who took great joy in watching him at play. He is a leader as evidenced by being named captain of the varsity basketball team as a sophomore. He is a friend to many as witnessed by the tremendous turnout of classmates, teammates, competitors to pray for him at the grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was a tribute to him that many stayed and shared stories of his life and accomplishments. Facebook is filled with loving tributes to him and his life.
We remember his handsome smile, so full of warmth and mirth and with his eyes twinkling made all those around him feel welcome. In the classroom, he was curious about his studies and had a thirst for knowledge. As a football player, opposing coaches would try to test him at cornerback, only to find Adam equal to any challenge. His serene and calm demeanor on the basketball court belied a toughness that competitors ignored at their own peril. His cousin Gabe, his partner on the court remarked that God needed a point guard and found in Adam the one he wanted. He is the good son to Jean and Larry and big brother to Gina. Gina was the brunt of his playful and loving antics. He had many nicknames for her, none more loving, exotic and strange than DeBo Friar!
Although our hearts will be forever broken, we know through the grace and love of God and His son Jesus Christ that hope and joy will one day return to our family and especially to his parents and sister. The Colosimo family takes great comfort in the many offerings of prayers and thoughtful, heartfelt comments about Adam.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 11:00 am at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church 300 East 11800 South Draper. A Vigil service will be held Friday, 7:00 p.m. where friends may call from 5:00-7:00 p.m., also at the church and one hour prior Saturday. Committal Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East 10600 South Sandy. Directors Neil O'Donnell & Sons.
Rest in peace our dear sweet Adam. We look forward to that day when we meet again.
from Salt Lake Tribune - August 17, 2012
...Adam Colosimo was never without purpose, idling away his time. He worked on homework or played basketball instead of watching TV. He went out with his friends for burritos. Some in his family chose to believe that somehow Adam knew his life would be short, so he didn't waste any part of it.
June 30 was one of those nights when Adam was out to eat with friends. He didn't have any money, so he and his cousins Gabe and Sam Colosimo wandered, eventually climbing the roof of a local church.
On the climb down, Adam caught his foot against a metal plate on the building that had been electrified by a faulty wire. The electricity passed through him, rendering him unconscious.
"I remember I was so scared," Sam says. "Life was happening so fast."
His cousins performed CPR. Paramedics took him to Intermountain Medical Center, where he was put on life support. But 10 days later — even as hope was rising and prayers were streaming in — Adam died on July 10, a Tuesday afternoon.....
......His coach estimates more than 1,200 people showed up to the funeral at the local church, even students from Jordan, Alta and Highland. The building was so packed, fire marshals were turning people away......
......The Juan Diego football team, which is preparing for its season opener on Friday at Salem Hills, has felt that loss as much as any entity in the community. Adam was slated to be a starter at running back and in the secondary, but more so than just a player, he was a leader — someone other boys would try to emulate.
A 4.0 GPA student. An avid reader of the Bible. A leader on a youth football team that went undefeated for three years. A gritty 5-foot-8 point guard for the basketball team. But more than that.
"It becomes a cliché when a young person dies, but Adam was a special kid," says John Colosimo, who coached Adam alongside four of his other cousins on the Soaring Eagle football team. "He never believed anything was impossible."
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Created by: Stacey Day
Record added: Jul 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93473554