Cusick Funeral Home Funeral Home
80 Mountain Ave., Somerville NJ 09976
Alexander Adamides, 84, died peacefully on March 7, 2022, at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains.
Alexander Solon Adamides was born June 12, 1937 in New York City. He was the first-born son of Pauline and Odysseus Adamides. Alex attended Steven’s Institute of Technology before being drafted into the Army as a medic. He was honorably discharged after 2 years of providing exemplary care to soldiers and their family members (including delivering babies) during the Cold War in Wurzburg, Germany. This was noteworthy, since he clearly stated on his Army application that he was phobic about blood. The Army apparently thought it could cure him of this by assigning him to medic duties.
After returning to the states, he married Kalliopi Lymberis in 1967 and was a devoted husband for over 20 years. During these years he honored his Greek ancestors by raising his beloved goats and making Haloumi, Cypress cheese. At the same time, he lived out American culture through being an avid NY Yankees fan. In his younger years he accompanied his younger brother, Odysseus, to Yankee Stadium and during one exciting game, caught one of the infamous foul balls tipped off of Yogi Berra’s bat. Alex missed his calling as a stand-up comedian. He could impersonate some of the greatest comedians including Jack Benny and Henny Youngman.
Alex was a loving brother, husband, son, and friend. He was extremely generous with his money and time. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He was loyal, kind, compassionate and humble.
Alex is survived by his sister, Angela Bodino, brother, Odysseus Adamides, nephews, Matthew and Mark Bodino, Paul Adamides, Eddie Adamides, nieces Katie Adamides, Margaret and Maria Lymberis, brother in-laws Johnnie and Stamati Lymberis, Sister-in-law Sandra Lymberis and ex-wife and good friend, Kalliopi.
As Yogi Berra would say, Alex, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” You are now on a new journey. We send you off with our love
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 9:30AM-10:30AM at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Avenue, Somerville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway.
Interment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge.