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Adam John Newkirk
  • 34 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 4, 1981
  • Place of birth:
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 2, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
Adam lived for the moment and profoundly affected others with his enthusiasm for enjoying the present. Let us cherish the memory of our 'Fadah boy' forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved brother, son, father, and friend - Adam Newkirk.  Born on February 4, 1981, he was 34 years of age when he passed on November 2, 2015.  

Adam was an avid soccer player in his youth and thoroughly enjoyed golf, snowboarding, and skateboarding as a teenager and adult. An ardent adventurer, he enjoyed long hikes exploring the forests and trailblazing in the Maui mountains. Adam lived for the moment and profoundly affected others with his enthusiasm for enjoying the present.

Adam is survived by his mother Deborah Katz of Lahaina, Maui; his father Steven Newkirk of Fairbanks, Alaska; his brother Tim of Kansas City, Missouri; his daughter Riley of Memphis, Tennessee; and his son Lakai of Denver, Colorado. He also leaves behind his maternal grandmother, Esther Williams of Sacramento, California; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and numerous close friends in the Maui community and across the country.

So that as his children grow older they may discover the man that we loved and knew, please share your stories, pictures, and memories of Adam and help keep the memory of Adam's life active eternally.  

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cathy Monroe on 9th January 2016

"We extend our deep sympathy for your loss.  Our memories of Adam are from a long time ago, when he and Tim would stay overnight with our boys, Stephen and Gary.  We have many fond memories of all four playing so well together, whatever it, art, watching TV, just being boys...they all enjoyed the moment and their play.  Adam was a good friend to Gary.  I wish we would have been able to know Adam as he grew into adulthood, as it seems he grew into a wonderful young man, and continued to have lots of friends and enjoyed life. Love, from George and Cathy"

This tribute was added by ian barnes on 20th November 2015

"Aloha. For you that may not know me I was Adams roommate for the last few years. We had many memories together. When I think of Adam I always think of his love for the outdoors. One thing we shared together.  Countless times we would meet up after work and hike into the night behind our house with a backpack each and something to cook. Find a place to camp out and make a fire. He always prided him self on his ability to make a fire no matter the circumstances. He loved to sleep under the stars, while I would set up a hammock and/or a tent he would set up a sleeping bag on some grass or under a tree.  A very minimalist. Some of my best memories were just us going down to windmills beach and making a fire to cook dinner. "Honing out survival skills" is what we used to joke, about why we would chose to camp out just a few minutes from where we lived. We always had the best fire and we always cooked a 2 and even 3 course meal when we camped out. I'll miss you Fadda but when ever I'm out roaming I know you'll be right there with me. Love you bro. You'll always have a place at my campsite for as long as I live."

This tribute was added by Peli Woods on 11th November 2015

"To the Friends and Family of Adam,

Please accept my deepest sympathy.  It is so unnatural and painful to lose someone in death at such a young age.  But be assured that Jehovah God yearns to reunite children with their parents by means of the resurrection.  In the account at Mark 5:40-42, Jesus lovingly demonstrated what his Father will do for us in the future when he resurrected a 12-year old girl and returned her to her parents.  "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life" (John 5:28,29)"

This tribute was added by Renee Pembroke on 9th November 2015

"Adam was a kind and gentle dad to Riley and Kai.  I know Kai has many fond memories of time spent with Adam on Maui.  He will hopefully fill those big shoes one day on the golf course. Kai will
always have a special love for the sun and sand.  We will all be supportive  to keep the memories alive."

This tribute was added by Barbara Alsup on 7th November 2015

"Some of my fondest memories of you are when you and Tim would come for the summer
for a few weeks.  You left this world before I could tell you how much I love you and spend time getting to know you as the man you grew into. The problem of living far away is time flies by and then its to late!  You are Forever in my Heart♥, more memories to come!"

This tribute was added by Tim Newkirk on 7th November 2015

"Hey little brother,
I think Dad and I are going to borrow your golf clubs and hit some balls here soon.  You had such a great swing!!  Don't think I'll ever be able to hit like you, with that big smooth arc and tall finish.  Not sure if either of us can fit in your big shoes, though, but I'll keep you posted...  

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This memorial is administered by:

Debbi Katz
Tim Newkirk


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